Posts Tagged ‘Steve Martin’

My Humblest Apologies!

July 9, 2017

How hard is it to offer an apology when an honest mistake is made?  Not very hard at all, and yet so many people are challenged (or refuse) to do so.  I would have to say that it would be best for all concerned (in the long run) to just swallow your pride, apologize, get over it, and move on.  Life is too short to have to endure the ill-feelings that are sure to result from not having done so.  Here are a few of my favorite quotations regarding an apology.

Apology has been defined as . . .
“Egotism the wrong side out.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

“The only thing that will allow you to get the last word in with a woman.”  (Danny Cummins)

“An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”  (Steve Martin)

Source: The Cynic’s Dictionary by Aubrey Dillon-Malone.

Being Known!

December 7, 2015

Celebrity, defined as “fame and public attention in the media,” is an amazing thing.  The true conundrum involves working so hard to be successful to the point of reaching celebrity status (note: the nature of some jobs/occupations lend themselves to celebrity over others) only to be annoyed/harassed/stalked by the attention it garners (i.e., paparazzi). Woe are they!  Allow me a moment to provide some definitions of “celebrity,” courtesy of The Cynic’s Dictionary.

“A person who is known for his/her well-knownness.”  (Daniel Boorstin)

“A person who does nothing for a living, but looks great not doing it.”  (Julia Phillips)

A celebrity is one who is know by many people he is glad he doesn’t know.”  (H.L. Mencken)

“Any well-known TC or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.”  (Steve Martin)

“A person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.”  (Fred Allen)

“The advantage of being known by those who don’t know you.”  (Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort)

On Light and Dark!

July 6, 2015

Happy Monday!  In “light” of my blog post yesterday, here are some more quotations on light and darkness that I just have to share.  Enjoy!

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino

“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” — Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S.

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” — Mark Twain