Quote – having v. being, and getting v. becoming


Another super Mathew Arnold quote, found here while trying to discover who he was.


On a mostly irrelevant side note, the Germans confuse things a bit because although they say ‘bekommen’ which sounds quite a lot like ‘become’, they mean ‘get’…

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  1. Ever have one of those days where the universe keeps tossing motivation your way? This Arnold quote is helpful in my attempt to kick smoking altogether. I have to remember that I’m still becoming the person I want to be. And I won’t get there by getting another cigarette!

    1. 🙂 I don’t remember having one, but I probably did sometimes..

      I do know that WordPress (and all the readers) loved me yesterday – simultaneously day of most views and most likes yet.
      I also know I ended up in hospital, so I’m trying very hard not to think they’re related, or involved in balancing each other out.

      So yes. I’m focusing on being able to write and becoming well. Instead of having likes and getting well 😉 Or something. Sleep-deprivation isn’t good for my ability to make sense!

      Wishing you all the best in your quitting-quest 🙂

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