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  • Author: Adriana
  • Published: Dec 27th, 2005
  • Category: Quotes
  • Comments: 3

Quote to remember

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If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on your way down.

- Ray Bradbury quoted in the Carnival of Capitalists (for the week of December 26, 2005)

Hm, not 100% sure but it sounds a bit right…

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3 Responses to “Quote to remember”


  1. Barry Dorrans
    on Dec 27th, 2005
    @ 13:17 pm

    Yes, but there would be a lot less hurt :)

    And it’s the intellect that is building the wings after your instinct drove you like a lemming.

    But then I’m bitter right now :)


  2. Adriana
    on Jan 2nd, 2006
    @ 22:39 pm

    Yes, I agree, Barry. Intellect is the bit that can (occassionally) sort out the mess at the bottom of the cliff…


  3. Gerry Kenney
    on Feb 19th, 2008
    @ 22:27 pm

    I came across the following Ray Bradbury quotation mentioned in Carnival of Capitalists: If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on your way down.

    Can anyone provide the primary source for the quotation – name of the publication in which it first appeared?

    Gerard Kenney, Ottawa, Canada

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