Thursday, January 3, 2013

foolish

"It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt" - Mark Twain

Mark Twain said it, my father lived by it, and I believe it. After the holiday joy - and all that encompasses - I find myself with nothing to say. Not only nothing to say but thoroughly enjoying the vastness of the nothing. And so lest I remove all doubt, I am going to "shut my mouth" until I find something worth saying.

Mr Twain may have been a curmudgeonly old man but he had a point. Or two.

1 comment:

Reid Litchfield said...

Sage advice. My father-in-law has a couple of similar quotes that are family treasures:

"If you can't communicate, the least you can do is shut up."

"Never pass up the opportunity to shut up."