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When You Run Out of Words


Cerebral lubrication
When you run out of your own words, quote someone else.

You may agree with them or not. It does not matter. That is not the point.

The point is to lubricate your brain and everyone else's brain.

For instance:

Abraham Lincoln: The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.
Malcolm S. Forbes: The best vision is insight.
Theodore Roosevelt: The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
And then, here is one of mine. Dare I call it a poem?
The only thing that is consistently predictable in the universe is the consistent persistence of chaos...
And in that, we behold the emergence of divine order at a magnitude that stretches our minds ...
Beyond their capacity.
- Tom Sims
Then, once you have exhausted your own mind again with output, let more quotations flow through you and back into the world. At the risk of repeating myself, for instance:
God put me on earth to do a certain number of things.
Right now I'm so far behind I'll never die.
-- Calvin in Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Waterson
Grace and healing are communicated through the vulnerability of men and women who have been fractured and heartbroken by life." -- Brennan Manning, Abba's Child
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-- Scott Adams
You can observe a lot by watching. -- Yogi Berra
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -- Mark Twain
How will I know what I think
until I see what I write?
-- Lewis Carroll
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, "Why me?" Then a voice answers, "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up." -- Charlie Brown in Peanuts, by Charles Schultz
That is about all I have to say on that subject today and ...
You can quote me on that!