*To Be Heard

I find quoting a marvelous way to make myself better heard because;

“Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?” Philip G. Hamerton

I’ve even taken to quoting myself on occasion;

“You get what you think about whether you like it or not — SO THINK ABOUT THINGS YOU LIKE!!!!” Trish Scott

See how that blockquote makes a difference?

Of course now that The Secret is OUT! that one gets bandied about a lot. But here it is back in the early 1800’s

“You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.” Harriet Martineau

I don’t need to quote myself much because so many have said the same things so many times that I needn’t go further than reading and passing on “Quotes of the Day” from my feed reader. I love this one;

“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.” Marshall McLuhan

I do find that sometimes I trot out an opinion that I don’t even believe any more. Maybe I didn’t EVER believe it! I have come to the opinion that opinions are just plain stupid anyway. An election year always reiterates that point and here is a perfectly succinct way of putting that without having to write a less elegant rendition of the fact myself;

“In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.” Mark Twain

See? I could have spent a whole lot of time writing a blog about that fact when there it is all neat and tied up with a bow.

I could go on and on with this but I will spare you that with this one last message;

“Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he’ll eat for weeks!” Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

:) Happy Sunday!

6 thoughts on “*To Be Heard

  1. Hello ,
    I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

    We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don’t mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address “ghazala.khi at gmail.com”, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.

    regards.

    Ghazala Khan
    The Pakistani Spectator
    http://www.pakspectator.com

  2. I am flattered that you would like to interview me. I took a look at your site and it is very politically oriented so you must have found me because I used the tag “politics” in today’s entry. The fact is that I am a totally non political person so I doubt that my interview answers would have any bearing on your/your readers interests. If you would still like to interview me go ahead and send the questions and I will do my best with it.

    In any case I do appreciate your interest. Thank you!

  3. Truly a great inspiration. It’s a good advise to think about things you like :)
    Here is one of my favorite quotes:
    Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
    – Napoleon Hill

  4. I enjoyed reading this, loving the way you weaved an entire post around quotes. I have another I got from Eckhart Tolle’s talk in Seattle yesterday that really resonated with me, “Honor your function, but don’t let it be your identity.”

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