Have you noticed the many deep and profound quotes/sayings out there on twitter and facebook flashing on your monitor by the hundreds? There is just so little time in a day to read them all. To be quite truthful, I barely give them a glance anymore. Profound quotes have become the new Bazooka bubblegum comic. A quick read and then discard. Sometimes, if it seems extra profound, I pass it along by clicking RT or share, but it has to be really, really deep.
Just today I’ve read, “If you trust the winner within you, you will win.”
Win what? I don’t even know what that means. I did not press RT. Sorry. It wasn’t profound enough for me. I have higher standards than that.
Next I read, “The rainbows of life follow the storm.”
Really?! Okay, tell me something I don’t know. Like: “After the rain, it’s always soggiest.”
My personal favorite, as a writer, has to be this jewel: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this quoted and still can’t remember the name of the guy that supposedly wrote it. Not that it matters. After being beat over the head five hundred times with a broken bottle, you don’t necessarily want to feel the weight of the full bottle. So, I probably won’t look up his book and read it. It sounds a little too profound for me.
Besides, I have about five hundred books already that I haven’t read, and depleting that stack is a massive endeavor while trying to keep up on all the quotes and sayings tweeted and facebooked daily.
For those of you who really love quotes, here are a few of my own:
“A book unread gathers dust, unless it’s an ebook.”
“Pray Valentine’s Day doesn’t land in the middle of your lady’s PMSing.”
“There is light at the end of the tunnel, unless it’s a really cloudy night.”
“Never feed your dog salsa and beans.”
“Hollywood is stranger than fiction because they won’t stick to the manuscript.”
Do you have a favorite quote or saying? Come on! Share it with us.
You are ironic, insanely insightful, hysterical and one more thing…au’ courant! (yes, I know you’re impressed 😉
You have your finger on the wildly beating pulses of FB and Twitter!
I don’t Tweet (gotta draw the line somewhere and I don’t speak ‘hashtag’), so I had no idea this was happening in Tweetland as well as FB.
I haven’t had enough coffee this morning for this to be original but I thought this was in keeping with the Bazooka Joe school of profundity, so here is my contribution:
‘A day without sunshine is, ya know, night’
Barbara Ellen Brink says
Hi, Wendee! Glad you dropped by and added some insight to the profundity. Yes, I am a real social media maven! And I am impressed by your use of another language. The only other language I know is the few words we learned in 6th grade at HB. “Mein Name ist Richard Robertson. Ich kam nach Amerika aus deutschland.” Of course people look at me funny when I say my name is Robert, but whatever. A well rounded education is certainly not a waste of time. See how that little bit of knowledge has come in useful in this comment box?
*I had forgot about ‘Richard Robertson’… that’s a blast from our educational past! I had forgotten about Herr Robertson! We did repeat that phrase a lot.
I didn’t start taking german until the 9th grade, but apparently Fraulein McKinney was still using the same book! LOL
And, no, you can’t underestimate the value of a well-rounded education..hehe!
Brink Girl says
My quote is very profound: The journey is always longest when the destination is really far away.
Dan Smith says
Mein name ist Herr Schmidt & Loeba Den Hein,
For the Both of you!!
Barbara Ellen Brink says
I only remember the one line, Dan. Now you’re just confusing me:)
Barb Best says
Love this! This is brilliant and oh, so profound. “the Bazooka Joe School of profundity” – hilarious.