This Amadeus movie is a dandy. At our house, one line of this movie is quoted more than any other quote. More than scriptures. More than Led Zeppelin. More than uplifting mantras to get me through the day. More than the lyrics to my favorite song (if I had a favorite song). More than the Dali Lama. This line, quoted from Amadeus, is said more often than "Put Your Shoes On!", which trust me, is said often.
This maxim, this verbiage of long-winded circumlocution, is "Too Many Notes."
Too Many Notes answers all of life's problems.
Fridge broken? Sprinklers on the fritz? Dog bites too much? Too Many Notes.
Garage door won't close? Car drips oil? Neighbors think you're nuts? Too Many Notes.
Washer won't spin? Sunburned back? Taxes bore you senseless? Too Many Notes.
Once our current problem has received a Too Many Notes diagnosis, the solution is simple: Remove a few notes here and there.
What do you quote at your house? Please do share.