September 27, 2007

Question everything?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — skeptisys @ 12:02 pm


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?

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