Friday, December 14, 2007

Kinky quotes

I'm a collector of thoughts. When listening or reading I seem to hear profound truths from time to time and like to keep them for future contemplation.

Have recently finished Kinky Friedman's Cowboy Logic. Here are a few of my favorites:

“It may not be the easy way,
but it’s the cowboy way.”

“Courtesy is owed. Respect is earned.
Love is given.”

“Hang on tight, spur hard,
and let ‘er buck.”

“Find out what you like and let it kill you.”

“Be yourself - that way you never have to remember who you are."

“The judge of who is a cowboy should be
God and little children.”
And finally, our City is in a bit of a "to do" over a proposed statue for the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located here. Lots of Letters to the Editor and opinions on both sides of the issue. A young lady (about 14) wrote the local daily and queried the following:

"Whatever you do, always ask yourself:
'Would the Alamo defenders have died for that'?"
There is wisdom all around us, No?

2 Comments:

At 6:14 PM, Blogger WesternWoodburner said...

The one “Courtesy is owed. Respect is earned…” is a good one.

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Ucmeas Zardoz said...

I wld much like to know th identity of th fourteen-year-old phrasesmith that opined "Would the defenders of the Alamo. . " I maintain a database of quotes & i wld like to include it but i try to also maintain proper attribution. I tried searching on th Dallas Observer site, thinking that is where th letter may have been sent. Do you remember, or can u direct me to th source? Thanx, Larry Mills, Kingsport, Tennessee. My email is sunyata@chartertn.net

 

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