“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
I stumbled upon this quote recently reading the novel Shelter by Jung Yun. It’s the epitaph. I think it’s beautiful. I just love the brevity and the message.
(Shelter’s great, too – I’ve only read chapter one, but it’s a hell of a first chapter!)
To kick off with something provocative here is my favourite quote, a gem from the American writer and humorist Jean Kerr:
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.
She is of course satirizing Kipling’s famous poem ‘If’. I can never understand why people say they find that poem inspiring? I don’t, since it’s quite obvious that no one could possibly be as noble as he’s suggesting. If I’d been his son I would have curled up and died right there and then.
Please feel free to disagree!