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Quote 34: Dead Poet’s Society

RIP Robin Williams, an amazing man with great talent.

5.0.2

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”- N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poet’s Society

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

TED | We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (transcript)

I was going to take an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s segment on Tedx Talks for today’s daily quote–and I still may–but I found the entire transcript and, well, that’s better than a simple quote. It’s long, but def. worth reading. Or, if you’d like to watch her speak, check it out here.

People Say The Strangest Things.

I’ve heard a fair share of commentary throughout my life, and as I grow older it only gets better. There are several people without filters and many of them spew ignorance, sometimes at no fault of their own. But, I often wonder what could have happened in someone’s life that made them think certain things are okay to say. Was there no one around to teach them? Have they not met real life human beings? Does everyone else in their life say ridiculous things like that? Here is a one liner I got the other day:

 

“Hey let’s hook up ur hot boo u like a white boy”- Anonymous. 

 

Sir, I laugh out loud at you. For one, there is absolutely no punctuation in that sentence, so bye. And if you must know, yes, I am attracted to White men, but I will never date one that approaches me like that. And I’m not even sorry about it. I guess the point is: people should really consider what they say before they say it. You know the saying: think before you speak. Or in today’s world, think before you press send.

 

Try again, “boo!”