“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”
Unknown monk, c. 12th century
I’ve always loved the above quote and for reasons unbeknownst to myself, thought of this morning in conjunction with another one of my favourite quotes from a movie about a woman who is pretty:
Vivian: “Tell me one person who it’s worked out for.”
Kit: “What, you want me to name someone? You want like a name? Oh, God, the pressure of a name… I got it. Cindafuckin’rella”
Ha ha ha.
How are those two quotes connected? Beats me. But I like ’em both and don’t have to apologize for nuttin’, honey!