In Others’ Words…

From sharing my grandfather’s memoirs to poetry by Vassar Miller and Joanie Whitebird to the lyrics of Will T. Massey, I sometimes lean on the words of others for this blog.

Today’s version of that is a series of quotes.

“He wrapped himself in quotations — as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”

Rudyard Kipling

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”

Winston Churchill

Collected quotes from a noted persona offer a way to view our world through the eyes of someone presumably wiser than ourselves. so several of these also offer links to more quotes from the same person — offering multiple rabbit holes for you to explore.

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

Oscar Wilde

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

Carl Jung

“For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.”

D.H. Lawrence

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

John Muir

i leave you today with one final quote from one of our keenest observers of the human condition, the uncommonly insightful blind poet, Jorge Luis Borges:

Life itself is a quotation.

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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