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Friday, January 06, 2006

Wisdom from the discard pile

I've been doing a complete purge of my files, especially the dissertation-related ones, and I came across this quotation among my notes from what appears to have been a meeting about prospectus-writing and beginning the dissertation:
Fear is the belief that someone is going to throw you off a cliff; anxiety is the belief that you're going to throw yourself off a cliff.
I have no idea who said it (though I have a good guess), or if it's original to that person, but I offer it up for such inspiration as it's worth.

link | posted by La Lecturess at 11:49 PM |


Blogger luckybuzz commented at 12:55 AM~  

That's an excellent quote. I'm wondering, then, if panic is the belief that someone is going to throw you off a cliff before you get a chance to do it yourself...

Blogger ABDmom commented at 5:06 PM~  

How appropriate, given the way I've been feeling this week. Thanks for sharing.

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