Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Passport Stamps

"You see things, and you say, Why? But I see things that never were; and I say, Why not?"
~George Bernard Shaw
Back to Methuselah 1921


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Great quote! I think JFK may have used it in one of his speeches, too.

GBS was approached by Ellen Terry, an actress of his day, who suggested they have a child together because it would have his brains and her beauty.

"But Madam," he said. "What if the child were to have YOUR brains and MY beauty?"

Anonymous said...

Have you by any chance read Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan? It's all about changing one's perception of reality and this quote fits the theme so well!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


*LAUGH*... so true, and that's the way that it would have gone, too.
Very intelligent man.


Hey! Nice to see you!
I haven't read it, but it's on my list now!
Thanks for the tip!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore