Who Said That?

The graduates of McGill University who finished their degrees after World War II ended are the great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents of those who are graduating from university and college over 65 years later.  The quotes beside each graduates’ name speaks volumes of how they interpreted the world around them.  Since most of the quotes fail to acknowledge the author of the quote, I thought it would be fun to see how many of these quotes are recognized by those who follow or visit my blog.  Today’s quote is this:

Life is a shuttle.

Feel free to add the name of who you believe was — or may have been — the person who first spoke or first wrote those words, in the Comments Section below.

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2 Responses to “Who Said That?”

  1. cairennhouse Says:

    I was going to guess William Shatner, just for the space angle, but he’s too young to have been in the class of ’48. 🙂 So, as usual, I don’t have a clue.

    • Elyse Bruce Says:

      Great guess but it goes back to before William Shatner was even a twinkle in his daddy’s eye. 😉

      It’s actually from William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives Of Windsor.” In Act V, scene i (which takes place in a room in the Garter Inn of all places), Sir John Falstaff says to Ford (no relation to Rob Ford, current Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada):

      I went to her, Master Brook, as you see,
      like a poor old man; but I came from her,
      Master Brook, like a poor old woman. That
      same knave Ford, her husband, hath the finest
      mad devil of jealousy in him. Master Brook, that
      ever governed frenzy. I will tell you: he beat
      me grievously, in the shape of a woman; for in
      the shape of a man, Master Brook, I fear not
      Goliath with a weaver’s beam, because I know
      also life is a shuttle.


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