Does anyone else think we put way too much stock in quotes from famous people? People use quotes from historical personalities they didn’t even know to steer their lives. When Shakespeare asked, “Shall I compare thee to a Summers day,” he wasn’t talking about your ugly mug.
I don’t like when people use quotes from famous people who have no authority on the subject matter.
Quotes are like advice you didn’t ask for. “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.” Gee thanks Euripides! But my wireless router isn’t working. That doesn’t help me right now.
Like you have your life so together, Euripides? You died in exile. I don’t think I should be taking advice from someone who was such a jagoff that the entire country thought, “Can you please leave?”