Quotes that give you something when you recall them.

Posted by Z @zeiracorp, Wed, Apr 15 1:44pm

People take to heart and preserve quotations of things they hear from others which they find of value in some way. It doesn't have to be a quote from someone famous, highly educated, or in any way special, although it often is. Additionally though, some of the most valuable quotes I've found have come from writers via characters in books and movies, and sometimes from some obscure source known only to me and perhaps heard only one time.
Now is a good time to draw on these things we have saved to ourselves and savor whatever value we might see in them. Here is a thread where you can share them with us so we might each find some value in them.

I'll start with two from Neil deGrasse Tyson:
“One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.”

and

"One of the biggest challenges in the world today is when you know enough about a subject to know you're right, but you don't know enough about it to know you're wrong." (paraphrased)


From wikipedia: "Neil deGrasse Tyson , born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

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@zeiracorp

I'll start with two from Neil deGrasse Tyson:
“One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.”

and

"One of the biggest challenges in the world today is when you know enough about a subject to know you're right, but you don't know enough about it to know you're wrong." (paraphrased)


From wikipedia: "Neil deGrasse Tyson , born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

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@zeiracorp I really like that first quote, it is very fitting in these times.
JK

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@contentandwell

@zeiracorp I really like that first quote, it is very fitting in these times.
JK

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Thanks. I thought so too.

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@zeiracorp This is a great topic for discussion. I'm an avid reader. I believe that reading is the best teacher you can have. It gives you a glimpse into the world and people that we would never meet otherwise. Here is the quote that I heard from another avid reader:

"Non-readers live only one life, however, readers live many lives."

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I've written two affirmation books, one for those who are grieving, and one for family caregivers. My motto and quote: An affirmation a day keeps the blues away.

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@harriethodgson1

I've written two affirmation books, one for those who are grieving, and one for family caregivers. My motto and quote: An affirmation a day keeps the blues away.

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That's great! Thank you for sharing the info. Can you PM me the names/locations of the books?

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The books are 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey and Affirmations for Family Caregivers.

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@harriethodgson1

The books are 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey and Affirmations for Family Caregivers.

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Thank you.

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@harriethodgson1

The books are 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey and Affirmations for Family Caregivers.

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Thanks, I looked them up. You have a very impressive body of work.

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If you type in the basement for 38+ years something should happen.

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We feature a Spotlight about a Mayo Clinic Connect member bi-weekly on the About Connect blog: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/

Each person has shared a favorite quote or motto. The Spotlights make good reading.

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@colleenyoung

We feature a Spotlight about a Mayo Clinic Connect member bi-weekly on the About Connect blog: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/

Each person has shared a favorite quote or motto. The Spotlights make good reading.

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Thank you, I'll check it out.

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"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

"The future will be better tomorrow."

-Dan Quayle

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"If you fall, I'll be there."
-the ground

Liked by marvinjsturing

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"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last."
-Winston Churchill

"If a bear attacks your group, you don't have to be the fastest runner in the group, just faster than the slowest one."
-Unknown

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