Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Don Marquis on Thinking (I Think)

 

“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; But if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” — Don Marquis

Today is the 142nd anniversary of Don Marquis’ birth. How are you celebrating? Perhaps a bit of Archy and Mehitabel? Perhaps the Old Soak? Gutenberg has a few of his works.

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  1. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    This is the Quote of the Day. If you have a quotation you think appropriate for Ricochet, or just want to start a conversation, why not sign up? We have plenty of openings in August. Quote of the Day can be the easiest way to start a conversation on Ricochet.

    New members are welcome to join in.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 1:29 AM PDT
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  2. Richard Fulmer Member

    Arahant: If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; But if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.—Don Marquis

    I had to think about that one. Now I hate you.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 5:29 AM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    Now I hate you.

    It’s taken until now? 🤔😁

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    • July 29, 2020, at 5:53 AM PDT
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  4. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    Now I hate you.

    It’s taken until now? 🤔😁

    Nah. It just goes on the list.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 5:55 AM PDT
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  5. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    let a little of the hate spill over on marquis who was too lazy to bother with the shift key or punctuation marks

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    • July 29, 2020, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  6. Richard Fulmer Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    Now I hate you.

    It’s taken until now? 🤔😁

    I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 5:58 AM PDT
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  7. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Percival (View Comment):

    let a little of the hate spill over on marquis who was too lazy to bother with the shift key or punctuation marks

    Now, that’s not true. It was only that Archy couldn’t hit two keys at once. At one point, he did engage the shift-lock key, and then did everything in all Caps. When Marquis wrote about Archy and Mehitabel, he capitalized appropriately.

    Edited to add: Archy sounds like a few of our members. I wonder… Could they be?

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    • July 29, 2020, at 6:01 AM PDT
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  8. Al French of Damascus Moderator

    I was introduced to Archy and Mehitabel by a high school English teacher. I think it is the only book from high school that I still have.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 7:45 AM PDT
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  9. Arthur Beare Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    . . . Archy sounds like a few of our members. I wonder… Could they be?

    Yes, several are that smart. I’m sure that’s what you meant, right?

     

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    • July 29, 2020, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  10. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    . . . Archy sounds like a few of our members. I wonder… Could they be?

    Yes, several are that smart. I’m sure that’s what you meant, right?

    I was thinking small, but whatever.

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    • July 29, 2020, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  11. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 2:01 AM PDT
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  12. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking

    Very true. Do you know what I’m thinking?

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    • July 30, 2020, at 2:32 AM PDT
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  13. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking

    Very true. Do you know what I’m thinking?

    Glenlivet on the rocks?

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 2:43 AM PDT
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  14. Lois Lane Coolidge

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking

     

    I think that one is normally attributed to George Patton.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 3:28 AM PDT
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  15. Arahant Member
    Arahant

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):
    Glenlivet on the rocks?

    No, but I like the way you think.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 3:37 AM PDT
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  16. David Foster Member
    David Foster Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    ““If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; But if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.”

    Brilliant…and applies to those “progressives” who have bumper stickers about their Open Minds while ensuring that their opinions conform to those expected in their social and professional circles.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 6:55 AM PDT
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  17. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking

     

    I think that one is normally attributed to George Patton.

    I definitely plagiarized 

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    • July 30, 2020, at 2:36 PM PDT
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