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