Quote for today: Salvadore Dali

Gene Fowler an American journalist and biographer (1849 – 1960)  said

I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.

Today I have nothing to say.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Quote for today: Salvadore Dali

  1. Some of our colleges and universities could have used a speaker like Dali at their graduation ceremonies! Great quote.


  2. Sarah Brentyn says:


    As an aside, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was well under 300 words. Then, of course, there’s the “brevity is the soul of wit” quote. I wish people would remember that one. I’ll bet there are tons of famous speeches that are brief. But Dali’s is awesome.


  3. Bernice says:

    Love his work!


  4. M-R says:

    Bloody hilarious, Irene ! 😀


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