SOWING MY WILD QUOTES

….young men must sow their wild oats, and women must not expect miracles. –from LITTLE WOMEN, by Louisa May Alcott

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Usually, when I do a post of quotations, they’re organized around one subject….but, for this post (having amassed a wide range of seedy — correction: seed-bearing — reflections), I’ll throw caution to the winds and, as the saying blows — scatter and sow my wild quotes:

What I have seen of the love affairs of other people has not led me to regret that deficiency in my experience. –George Bernard Shaw

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. –Anatole France

The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. –Jonathan Swift

Most African-Americans in this country will never know the true history of our ancestors. Our forefathers were densely packed into slave ships and transported across the Atlantic to be sold like common goods. Many died and their individuals histories with them. Those who survived had their ancestral names stripped from them and replaced with ones slave masters wanted them to have. Much of our African heritage has been irretrievably lost to the ravages of such as Gen. Lee, whose monuments pay tribute to individuals who took away and erased the history of thousands upon thousands of Africans through slavery, killing and destruction of black families by way of the auction block. Now some want to romanticize, revere and commemorate them as heroes. Well, excuse me if I’m not willing to buy that brand. Forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for your loss. All I can say is, welcome to the club. –Kevin S. Aldridge

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups. –John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. –Thomas Edison

Enough is what would satisfy us — if the neighbors didn’t have more. –from “20,000 Quips & Quotes,” by Evan Esar

And with that, I think you’ve had enough. Evan, if you want more.

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20 comments on “SOWING MY WILD QUOTES

  1. Garfield Hug says:

    LMAO! Great quotes I must add and what a way to ponder over the long Easter weekend here! Happy Egg hunting MisterMuse 🙂

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  2. mistermuse says:

    Hmmm — what’s the dif between a rotten egg and a spoiled one? 🙂

    BTW (re your first comment), I’m sure you didn’t LYAO at the Kevin S. Aldridge quote. That’s serious stuff….and, I hope, it’s how anyone who’s capable of putting themselves in a black man’s place would feel.

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  3. Carmen says:

    The fact that Easter falls on April Fool’s Day is as it should be. . . 🙂 Great quotes, mistermuse!

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    • mistermuse says:

      That was a pithy comment, Carmen, which I am deistic enough to appreciate (and which my atheistic readers doubtless appreciate even more). As for the quotes, I have seven favorites, but none I like more than Anatole France’s.

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  4. Don Frankel says:

    I’m with George Bernard Shaw on this one. And so, a little music should suffice.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, Don. I know the song, but I didn’t know Sinatra sang it, because that album is not among my many Sinatra albums. BTW, sooner or later I need to start reducing the size of my record collection, so if there are any particular Sinatra albums you want, let me know and if I have them, you can have them for the cost of postage.

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  5. Loved your wild quotes!

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  6. mistermuse says:

    Thanks. I enjoyed corralling those quotes. I’d have included a Trump quote, but that would’ve made me a lyin’ tamer. 😦

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  7. arekhill1 says:

    “There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions everybody else already knows the answer to.” Why quote somebody else when you can quote yourself?

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  8. Tarissa says:

    I love that you shared a Little Women quote… that’s one of my favorite books!

    I’m a collector of quotes myself (I keep a notebook full of the really good ones I come across). There’s a couple others here that you mentioned that I might need to scribble down. 🙂

    So… I would like to invite you to my L. M. Alcott reading challenge this June! We’re talking about all things Alcott and everyone gets to choose a book(s) to read for the challenge — whatever you want it to be, concerning Miss Alcott (+ there’s a giveaway!) Details are on my blog…

    Tarissa
    http://inthebookcase.blogspot.com

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thank you for the comment and invitation, Tarissa, but except for responding to comments from my readers, I’m ‘taking a vacation’ from blogging for several weeks (see my last post of June 1st)….and, to be honest, I haven’t read Alcott’s books for decades and don’t have time to re-acquaint myself with her work. I have way too many unread books on my shelves that I want to get to and won’t be able to read them all even if I took a few months off (not just a few weeks).

      Thanks again, and happy quote collecting. 🙂

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