I'm playing along (my first time) with Supahmommy and MommyBrain on their "And You Can Quote Me on That" meme today, the purpose of which is to type a quote, and tell why it is your favorite.
My favorite quote is:
Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. -- Mark Twain
This quote is also attributed to Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Johnson - either way, three very smart fellas!
You'd never know it from my blog, but I am a shy observer in social situations. I like to stand far from the crowd and just watch what's going on, and listen to the conversation (not in a stalking, eavesdropping kind of way, mind you). I prefer not to be the center of attention; I have to "warm up" to the crowd before I leave my post on the periphery.
If I were to ever attend a blogging conference, you'd find me sitting against the wall, or in the corner. If anyone else was in my vicinity, I'd be regaling them with softly spoken mumbled smartass comments about the loud conversation coming from the center of the room. Our corner would be filled with laughter. Hopefully, one of my fellow wallflowers does not guffaw so loudly as to draw attention to me!
After some time at my post, when I'm feeling safe and secure like, I'd venture out and speak to a few of the folks in the middle of the room, the ones who seemed to be too popular to ever give me the time of day - the same ones who would forget I existed as soon as I walked away approachable and friendly.
By the end of the weekend, I'd be gregarious and friendly, and wonder why I wasted the first day or so being too afraid to speak...that's when I'd remember my quote.