Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's Question: Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in common knowledge? What's a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart?

My answer: No, I haven't added any quotes yet but I might try it with one or two favorites. One of my favorite quotes is from The Journals of John Cheever, which I read as a teenager and found very, very moving (the quote, as well as the book): "I am not better than the next man, but I am better than I was." It makes me think about how we're always trying to improve ourselves and make ourselves better somehow- through learning, or exercise, or through new skills, or whatever, but it's not a competitive impulse for me so much as an effort to be a good person. Except when I'm competing! Anyway a little introspection from me today. How about you?