Quote of the Day (Even Though Quotee is Dead)

Here’s what Gertrude Stein had to say even BEFORE the Internet and parenting books and product warning labels and cable news. Even before Twitter!

“Everybody ndidedztbe
gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

True that!

7 Responses to Quote of the Day (Even Though Quotee is Dead)

  1. niki January 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    brilliant!! i put this quote on my facebook page this morning!! thank you!

  2. Marcy January 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    More “good” (?) news. Attempted abduction news coverage that was not sensationalistic. On the contrary, the parents credit communication and preparation for their girl’s ability to properly react to this rare event. Not one suggestion that she not wait alone for a school bus (albeit public comments were not allowed).


    Hopefully I haven’t contributed to the kind of information that Gertrude was warning about 🙂

  3. Daddio2B January 12, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    @ Niki: That is quite ironic. 😉

  4. Stephanie January 12, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    So true! All that information makes us feel bad that we didn’t already know it or that there’s something wrong with us. Suddenly we’re changing what already works due to information we really didn’t need.

    That said, I love having access to tons of information when I need it.

  5. Veronica Hayes January 12, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    He he Lenore…you said “True that”!
    That sounds funny coming out of your mouth (well, technically you *typed* it, but I can hear in my head what it would sound like if you did actually say it…)

  6. Dave January 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    True that indeed.

  7. HartKitt January 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    There’s a lengthy discussion at the NYT on line about children’s exposure to “too much media” (ie. information.) The times titles it “Wired Kids, Negligent Parents” which I would say is a bit . . . inflammatory. The main argument centers on whether parents are controlling their kids enough with most of the experts saying we’re not. I don’t even know where to start with it so here’s the address: