The arena

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Alan Browne, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Seen today...

    The galleries are full of critics.

    They play no ball.
    They fight no fights.
    They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing.

    Down in the arena are the doers.
    They make mistakes because they try things.

    The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the
    spirit of adventure.
    He is the one who never tries anything.
    He is the brake on the wheel of progress.

    And, yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes,
    because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he
    tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those
    who do things.

    General David M. Shoup
    Alan Browne, Jun 6, 2012
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  2. Alan Browne

    philo Guest

    Yep, that really nailed it.

    When I was a kid, my father always told me to go out there and do it.

    Took me a hell of a long time, but I started
    philo, Jun 7, 2012
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  3. Alan Browne

    Noons Guest

    Aye, that could well be used to describe you...
    Noons, Jun 7, 2012
  4. Alan Browne

    bugbear Guest

    It may well be that wisdom lies somewhere
    between the straw man reckless fool, who acts
    completely without thought, and the straw man
    ivory tower thinker, who never acts.

    Ya' think?

    bugbear, Jun 7, 2012
  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I don't know if wisdom lies there but real life certainly does.
    Alan Browne, Jun 7, 2012
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