A really good quote


“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”

— Voltaire

I stumbled upon this quote earlier today and haven’t been able to get it out of my head.

“Life is a shipwreck …”

How true.

It’s the singing in the lifeboats part that I have yet to master.


7 responses to “A really good quote

  1. Thanks for the lightness. As long as we’re breathing and treading water there’s hope.

  2. Mysteriously Quiet

    “Singing in the lifeboats” ….. I would interpret this as counting one’s blessings in life. Just my humble opinion 🙂

    • Thanks for your two cents, Mysteriously.

      I think you’re right.

      When the world comes crashing down around us — and it always does — we need to find something to sing about.

      I think I was struck by the image of people singing in the midst of such despair. Kind of like the orchestra players continuing to play as the Titanic sinks around them. Singular beauty in the midst of destruction and death.

  3. Make sure you sing loudly with gay abandon!

  4. What a great quote, thanks for sharing. I also see it as finding something to sing about – so important.

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