Saturday, May 24, 2014
Ah, I couldn't resist.
Quotes can come from anywhere and a heavy dosage of celebrity or politician quotes can breed cynicism and taint the dignity of analytical work, but it is just that they are often so generous with their quotes.
The politicians can be somewhat ironic, as they say to strangers, "trust me" when those closest to them cannot trust them. It comes down to that which is published. Quotes that are presented to the public elicit opinions from the readers/hearers: Do you believe what you are reading, or do you not?
Accuracy is an interesting thing, too.
In World War II, depending upon the battle, anywhere from 7 out of 10, right up to 9 out of 10 veterans were in "support"; that is, not in combat. This becomes fascinating when we watch documentaries (of which I am a devoted fan) where vets, sometimes 60 years later, are interviewed.
I believe some, but not all.
I listen for distancing language, particularly, whereas others look for sensory language, which is not part of the SCAN process of analysis.
Back to our house story.
We've covered this celebrity before when he was part of a divorce of a man who claimed hiss wife had an affair with him.
Yes, he was deceptive.
The owner of this house is tagged the "working class hero" about 9-5 workingman hours. He is the owner of the house and many others.
His quote for analysis?
"You're born with nothing and better off that way."