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“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”

Covert Bailey


Another Henry Ford Quotation



I’m really having a bad hair day.

I need another HF quote.

“When I can’t handle events, I let them handle themselves.”

Henry Ford
07/30/1863 – 04/07/1947
Founder of the Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford Quotation



Some of the things said by Henry Ford are great for adding encouragement when things are not going well. I think I need to think about some of his quotations today.

Here’s one.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford (23)
07/30/1863 – 04/07/1947
Founder of the Ford Motor Company

A quotation


“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it”

Robert Heinlein
US science fiction author (1907 – 1988)



Some quotes I’m remembering today:

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
Henry David Thoreau
US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.”
Maurice Maeterlinck
Belgian dramatist, essayist, & poet (1862 – 1949)

“I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
Anna Quindlen
(1953 – )

A quotation


This was written in this weeks BMJ by Nigel Hawkes who is health editor of “The Times”

This is the opening paragraph concerning a recent crisis involving medical training. It is considered that this crisis has profound implications for the quality care patients in the UK will receive in the years to come.

However the point of this posting is that it is a great opening paragraph by a seasoned writer.

“As the MTAS shenanigans have emerged, it has been interesting to discover how many organisations and individuals are not responsible for them. Failure is an orphan, they say, but seldom such a threadbare and friendless waif as this.”