Monday, June 15, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom

Have you ever taken the time to notice the little pearls of wisdom our friends and colleagues impart with their emails? I am talking about the little blurbs they put in their signatures. Sure, some redirect you to their website or blog or MySpace page, but some also add some great quotations, sage advice, if you will.


I have been paying particular attention to these over the past several days and would like to share with you some of my favorites.









“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”~Yoda


Here is some sage advice from the vertically challenged Jedi master himself. He tells you, don’t just say you are going to try, just do it. (Who knew Nike was such a big Star Wars fan?! Or perhaps the wise master simply turned in his light saber for a really sweeeeet promotions gig with Nike!)



To writers everywhere Mark Twain leaves his advice:"The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."~Mark Twain





Least we not forget the late master of wit, the great Groucho Marx who said:




"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."





~Groucho



Seriously, think about it!


I have been having great fun with these little gems, I hope you do too! I'll be back later this week with some more examples. Think about what sage advice would YOU like to impart to the world. Just a thought....
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9 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

These are great, Nancy! Thanks for sharing them. I've always loved quotations, but don't have a tagline. Maybe I should rethink not having one.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Elizabeth, just something on the fun side today!

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I agree with Elizabeth, these are very clever…and Yoda is like my favorite all-time fictional character. The other Yodaism I particularly like is, “Always with you, it can’t be done.”

Galen.

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Galen - Yoda is one of my favorite characters. So much wisdom. These were fun - there are a bunch of them people on the various Yahoo boards use. Just thought I'd share some of my favs.

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love the way my editor signs posts and e-mails -- she puts her name and then adds something about her current state of mind, such as:

Patricia, who's tired and doesn't understand why she's now reading blogs instead of going to bed.

N A Sharpe said...

LOL, Patricia. Get some rest my friend - I'm still doing blog visits tonight too but it will soon be time to call it a day!

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

Karen Walker said...

Yoda is one of my favorite fictional characters as well. These are great, Nancy. Thanks for sharing.
Karen Walker
she who missed posting comments yesterday

The Practical Preserver said...

These are fun, although that Yoda quote always bugged me. You have to exert some effort (try) before you can succeed. That's the doing part, or so it seems to me.

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Karen! I always interpreted Yoda's quote as don't stop at trying - just do it. You are correct, otherwise there is no way to succeed.

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

 
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