Friday, October 13, 2006

Quotes for Friday
"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." -- Madeleine L'Engle, in New York Times, 1985. [The great thing, and maybe the worst, too.]

How long do I have to live, Dr.?, we ask. We might remember this quote:
"Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." -- Steve Jobs
[Wasn't it Garp who said, we're all terminal?]

I like to collect quotes, but I can't remember many for the life of me, which makes me feel better about this one:
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." -- Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey in "Gaudy Night"

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