Some quotes have survived generations because, like images, they inspire thought. Others survive because they are repeated over and over during a sporting event. So, ahem, Where’s the beef?
The following quote from George Bernard Shaw sticks with me because I feel we only gain intellectually when we question everything. Or ‘one thing I do know, and that is that I know nothing’ as stated either by Socrates or in Hogan’s Heroes, …who remembers.
Here is a quote I found from George Bernard Shaw, through the Futility Closet website:
“A razor company once invited George Bernard Shaw to shave his famous beard. He responded with a postcard:
I shall never shave, for the same reason that I started a beard, and for the reason my father started his. I remember standing at his side, when I was five, while he was shaving for the last time. “Father,” I asked, “Why do you shave?” He stood there for a full minute and finally looked down at me. “Why the hell do I?” he said.”
Why am I doing this?