Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Philosophy: Part One

I'm too busy this week to blog for real, so the rest of the days I'm just going to put up one sentence posts that define my philosophies about life, writing, relationships, and silly things like that. Like this one:

Praise should be shouted from the mountaintops; scorn should be whispered, privately.

28 comments:

Em-Musing said...

Amen, brother. And short is always sweet.

Jessica Bell said...

Agreed!!!! :o)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great quote. And a great way to keep posting when you're too busy. I can relate to that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So true!
And if this had been a real blog post...?

Old Kitty said...

Wise you are, Mr MacNish!

Take care
x

Carrie said...

Very true.

Candyland said...

You just stated my parenting mantra ;)

Kelly Lyman said...

Ha. Love it!

salarsenッ said...

Agreed; but scorn really is a waste of energy. :)

Chelsey said...

I think this sums up the correct response to some of the reviewing controversy lately.

Jess said...

Nice! Those Housewives of Wherever (New Jersey, Orange County, etc.) need to take that advice (not that I watch those shows...okay, I've clicked through them and seen about two minutes...why am I defending myself)

Paul Joseph said...

I'm emailing this to a few people. I think they got ti backwards. :)

Michael G-G said...

I need to make this into a bumper sticker and send it to a few politicians come campaign season.

You're spot on, as usual, Matt.

Hart Johnson said...

Closely related to one of my favorites: When you sling a little mud, you lose a little ground.

Liza said...

So.Well.Said.

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

Succinctly done, and so true.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh i was JUST talking about this the other day! I completely agree

Lydia K said...

Well said!

Christina Lee said...

Good one--now get some writing done already :-)

Laura said...

Hi - nice to meet you - I like this one... look forward to tomorrow's
Lx

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love it!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

This makes me want to go out and buy my own mountain. How many crisp Monopoly bills do you think it'll take?

Melissa Sarno said...

LOVE this idea for one sentence philosophies. And I agree with #1. You said it!

Talli Roland said...

So, SO true.

Steve C said...

I sound my barbaric praise over the rooftops of the world.

Sarah said...

The ability to be concise is quite a gift! And yes, I agree.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Scorn is hard on the vocal chords, anyway.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Nice! Although if the scorn is directed at a person who is in my life on a regular basis, I do like to address the issue with them - privately, of course - for the sake of our being able to work together in the future.

This reminds me of a quote a friend sent me recently that said, "If you can't say something nice, at least have the decency to be vague." Funny, but so often true!