Among the magazines I read every week is This Week Magazine, which gives a summary of the week’s news from the world’s publications. And unlike most publications they try to give a balanced approach, giving both sides of an issue presented by different publications.
And within each issue is a column called “Wit and Wisdom”, quotations from various people they offer to foster some thought with the reader.
I have to say I already liked the late actor Robert Mitchum who replied, when asked by a reporter if a certain tabloid article about him was true, reportedly said, “Whatever they say it’s all true”. Compare that today to the legions of “celebrities” who “tweet” constantly. Mitchum didn’t care what was written about him.
I admire that.
Anyway here’s a few for you to ponder courtesy of This Week Magazine:
“There just isn’t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying”
—Robert Mitchum, quoted in United Press International
“We stay who we are no matter how old we get”
— Sally Field, quoted in Time
“Equality is for underachievers. Am I right, ladies?”
— Comedienne Bonnie McFarlane, quoted in NYMag.com
“Fame has killed more talented guys than drugs. Jimi Hendrix didn’t die of an overdose – he died of fame”
— Keith Richards, quoted in the New York Post
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful”
—Sigmund Freud, quoted in RefDesk.com
“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier”
— H. L. Mencken, quoted in Hyperallergic.com
As lex would say, “talk among yourselves” 😉