Monday, January 4, 2010

Interesting Quote from Sarah Palin's Book...


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I bought my husband Sarah Palin's book for Christmas, which he was so excited to receive. (He has a little, tiny, eensy-weensy crush on the former governor of Alaska.)

Now, I know quite a few of you who read my blog ARE NOT fans of Sarah Palin, and that is fine, but my husband sent me a quote from the book regarding criticism. And it is a good quote for all of us who put ourselves out here in Blog-Land.

In the parentheses is the text of Mr. Dina's e-mail to me...her quote is in quotation marks inside of the text of the e-mail...

(Sarah Palin quotes in her book which ties in to what I was telling you re: the blog…

"from Aristotle: 'Criticism is something we can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing.'"

I like that!)

Okay, I will say something, I will do something, I will be something. I would rather be criticized in my life than do nothing.

I know that technically the quote is from Aristotle, but the message is still pretty awesome. And I am sure some of you have heard this before, but come on, a reminder is still a good thing, right?

Hope some of you take this to heart, regardless of your politics. :)

P.S. Okay, next post will be on my New Year's Eve outfits...

14 comments:

Pamela said...

Great quote and great reminder. Politics aside, she did have some great outfits during the campaign, too ;-)

jjc said...

Love the quote - thanks for sharing with us. She's second after HRC in a USA Today/Gallup poll of most admired woman in '09. Anyway, look forward to your splash on NYE!

jcbellemarie said...

Well, I suppose even us liberals can't fault the woman for quoting Aristotle, can we?! I like his saying!

cdp said...

I LOVE Sarah Palin. She's a breath of fresh air. WTG Mr. Dina! =)

Anonymous said...

CDP, I totally agree with your comment. I love Sarah Palin too and I do think she is a breath of fresh air, and I think she is an inspiration on many levels for women. Dina, thanks for sharing!!

Ema said...

I'm not a fan of Palin, but I'm a fan of Aristotle (BTW, I just found out that the true sillogism is something that a 2-year-old can understand), so I agree. Well, it's a great quote anyways.

Lily said...

Like Sarah Palin or not - She did look good on the Campaign trail. As a professional woman, I found her style inspiring. I wish whoever 'styled' her clothes would come and work on my wardrobe too.

yogagirl said...

But she really doesn't follow ior live by that quote though, does she?
Hey Dina--remember I told you you put tooo much energy responding to those rude comments...Aristotle doesn't want you to either!!!

FLMOM said...

I LOVE SARAH PALIN!!!

CheesyGoodness said...

Totally OT: I wanted to say thanks again for your comment to me on JCA in case you didn't check back to that thread. Your compliment means alot since I'm a big fan of your blog and the positivity you exude!

Summer said...

Not a fan of Sarah Palin nor this trite quote. Not anything "great" about it IMO.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin - seriously? No wonder your blog is about clothes. This explains alot.

dinagideon said...

Thanks guys!!! Great feedback. :)

Yogagirl: Ha. You caught me. Just kidding. Actually presented this quote as a way of saying I am toughening up...read this next response from me.

Anon @ 10:54 am: Well there are quite a few clothes bloggers that CAN'T STAND Sarah Palin, so I don't know what you would say to them. Hmm...in fact, many of my favorite bloggers (clothing blogs) LOVE AND ADORE the Obamas.

My blog is obviously not for you, I have NO problem if you want to moveon.org away from me! :)

HeidiG said...

Interesting converation - interesting quote by Aristotle and use by Sarah Palin. Too often we are afraid to put ourselves out there and not do anything. But you can't avoid everything in life. Thanks for sharing.