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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Before blogs, we had to transmit wisdom using the inside cover of our algebra books.

"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." -- Theodore I. Rubin, MD

Provenance: Maggie Mason's post, begat by Joanna Goddard's post, begat by Creature Comforts post. Thanks to all for passing these words intact to me. Never break the chain.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Karen Maezen Miller said...

Wisdom always finds a way.

9:41 PM  
Blogger It Is What It Is said...

I love this quote - I used it on my blog here http://lindseyhickman.blogspot.com/2008/01/love-fool.html
after reading it in Oprah. It's one of those "love yourself because we all feel foolish at some point" sayings that hits home with me anytime I read it. Great Site - I love the advice to the teenage daughter, esp. about the skinny dipping:)

12:46 PM  
Blogger jenB said...

Fabulous quote, love it. Ironic as well, for me.

8:17 PM  

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