Words are Slippery...  

Knot4Everyone 40F
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3/15/2006 2:27 pm

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3/28/2006 8:57 pm

Words are Slippery...

That phrase kept running through my mind today. I couldn't remember where it was from - a song? A poem? I didn't know. I just looked it up an found that it's from a quote:

"No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous." - Henry Brooks Adams

I have no idea who Mr. Adams is/was, but I have always loved a good quote. I used to search for quotes and when I found a good one - one that "spoke" to me - I would copy it down in a special notebook. Over the years I had filled up many notebooks with various quotes. I don't collect them as frequently these days, but I still like them. Looking back over those notebooks is like looking in an old journal (I never kept a journal). Even today when I come across a quote that I put in a notebook years ago I instantly recall what I was doing when I first stumbled onto that particular quote.

This particular quote used to be one of my favorites, but I haven't thought about it in years. Then, all of a sudden, it's in my head again. "Words are slippery..." Wow. I don't think I ever really understood this quote before - it just sounded pretty cool. Today, though, I have an entirely new appreciation for those words.

I now understand that words truly are slippery and you need to watch them very closely, else you find yourself flat on your ass!


Jeepidiot 42M

3/28/2006 4:40 pm

Why haven't you listed one of your favorite quotes in my Quotes blog then? I'd link to it if I only knew how.


Knot4Everyone 40F

3/28/2006 8:01 pm

Jeepidiot - I tried to reply to your comment. It wouldn't let me, so I have to post a new comment. I didn't realize you had a Quote blog! I've read postings on your "I write my thoughts here?" blog - do you have another one just for quotes?

Here's a quote for you:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Jeepidiot 42M

3/28/2006 8:19 pm

It's the one titled "Can't Call It Cheatin Cause She Reminds Me of You". It's not much. I was just hoping more people would actually post their favorite quotes.


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