Thursday, September 22, 2011

Never Say Oops

Ever wished you could take back something you said? Wish you had an Undo button for life? Me too. That's why I thought today would be a good time to share 13 quotes I recently discovered about making mistakes. In case you're wondering, my favorite is #13, and the title of this blog post. I found these gems on The Quote Garden, which has been online for more than a decade. Seems they are doing something right!

As a writer, I've made a few good ones. Okay, okay, more than a few.  After all, that's why editors are necessary. Nobody's perfect. So, tell me, do any of these fit you  someone you know? ^_^

  1. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
  2. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.  ~Sophia Loren
  3. It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.  ~Ornette Coleman
  4. I never make stupid mistakes.  Only very, very clever ones.  ~John Peel
  5. If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems.  And that's a big mistake.  ~F. Wikzek
  6. While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.  ~Henry C. Link
  7. An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.  ~Niels Bohr
  8. When we make mistakes they call it evil.  When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!  ~Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick
  9. Things could be worse.  Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.  ~Author Unknown
  10. When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately.  It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.  ~Dan Heist
  11. Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow.  ~Henry S. Haskins
  12. Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.  ~Martin F. Tupper
  13. Never say, "oops."  Always say, "Ah, interesting."  ~Author Unknown
Have a favorite along these lines? One of these speak to you in some way? By all means, share!


Tara Lain said...

Ah, interesting! Great post. : )

Kayelle Allen said...

LOL, Tara! I like the one about making only very very clever mistakes. I wish I could say that about myself!

Savanna Kougar said...

Kayelle, those are too good! thanks. If mistakes were Nichols, as they say, I would be rich.

Kayelle Allen said...

I had fun with these. The only hard part was narrowing it down to 13!