Precious Encouragements 05/03/09

May 3, 2009

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” —Bruce Lee

This has been your Precious Encouragement of the Week. Making an art form out of not living up to anyone’s expectations.



  1. Bruce Lee? That’s the Gestalt Prayer, as uttered by Fritz Perls, which concludes “…and if by chance we find each other, it’s wonderful.” To which my late and ex husband, the caustic wit, used to affix the colophon “…and if we don’t, fuck you.”

    • But could Fritz Perls deliver a one-inch punch to someone and knock them over?

      Bruce Lee was likely the baddest mad to walk the planet. If he wants to steal some quotes, I say let him have it. It’s not worth getting kicked in the head.

  2. if “failing to meet expectations” was a nobel prize category, i’d be a contender….

    • I’d like to think I’d put up some competition for you Daisy

  3. but I didn’t expect him to die……

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