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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it ... You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
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What a mess life would be if people began speaking its mind (truth?) freely without restraint. Behave, Anne!
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:22:11 AM
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"There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it ... You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is."

Like what? "I'm a dithering idiot"?
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:55:56 PM
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Daemon wrote:
There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it ... You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


Speaking to the quotation exclusively, by the time one knows "a thing is so" there is little hope left that "other people don't quite think it is".
One is usually the last person to know, most probably one has heard it said by other people; of course other people do quite think it is (what ever "the thing may be so").d'oh!





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