It’s day 1 of Quotes on Quotes week. Do you have any great quotes about quotes? Let me know about them!
Have you ever known something was completely, absolutely true but no one would believe you because you are just a schmuck friend or family member? Then a month or two goes by and that same person who didn’t believe you comes back and says, “Hey, did you know that XXX is true? I read it in the Times this weekend. Isn’t that amazing?” You, of course, want to kick them in the head and say, “I ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT AND YOU DIDN”T BELIEVE ME, YOU KNUCKLEHEAD!”
That is where being an authority comes in handy. I think the best way to be an authority is to give credit for everything you know to Ben or George or maybe Einstein or Edison, even if it’s your idea. A little less ego but more recognition isn’t all that bad a way to go.
Drawing by Pable Picasso
Commentary by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quote by Aristotle