"You can never change the past
nor control the future,
but you can change
the mood of the day
by touching someone's heart
with your smile."
-- Terry Minion
I dislike quotes by 'unknown.' Of the tens of thousands of quotes I have in my files, only a small percentage are from unknown and I never have used them. Who the heck is unknown? Is it a man or a woman? Animal or vegetable? Mineral? Does it fly? Walk? Who is that entity unknown?
I don't recall ever actually using a quote from unknown. Some of them appear quite good, but who really cares if no one said it? How did it ever get recorded in the first place? Someone must have known unknown, don't you think?
So, I made a decision this morning. Mornings are always good for clearer head decisions. The decision is that since I detest, ridicule, find disturbing, dislike, find ridiculous, quotes by no one worth mentioning, or at least no one who wants to accept responsibility for them, that I would take them for myself when I find one I like. I will step up to the plate and own them while unknown hides in the shadows.
The quote above has been commandeered, ripped, stolen from unknown and I have accepted responsibility for saying it. I have accepted responsibility for being unknown in this case. It seemed like the right thing to do. Next time you see a quote by unknown, you will know who it was. It was me. I am unknown. So, now you know. And. . .
You Can Quote Me On That.
Spread Some Joy Today--go grab your claim to fame!