Denis are those writings in your signature yours ?
No, those writings in my signature are not "mine" and I never said that I invented them, nor does it say "me" on the end of each quote. You thought you got me there, did you now?
IF you are interested, I can tell you exactly where they originate from- ask and you shall receive
. I deliberately left out the origin/author of the quotes, in the event that someone shows interest in them- so far, only the forum member domwatts23 has asked where does the "Pay attention to your thoughts..." quote come from and so I answered to him. The quotes are unchanged and left as they are in their original meaning, FYI.
For me being creative when we talking in the context of quotes is being able to take quote for what is it and still be enough creative to shape that text into something else, to give it more of "yourself". So yes I do think that quoting someone should be done with the respect but if person understands that, than that person if is doing thing like bngenoh does that not from disrespectful position toward quotation author but with much respect and thankfulness for heaving that quote in the first place, which that person now can mold it into something else and still leave legacy untouched on its own original meaning. Predisposition for being creative in any sense is be able to think divergently. Meaning, be able to see multiple solutions to a problem/question. And those who use others quotations as their own, well the act it self says more on them than does the quote it self. But that is just me, thank Universe for many different opinions on this mather since that says Universe is divergent it self
That's perfectly fine, since you are not claiming this to be THE truth, it is simply your perspective
. And perspective is a personal truth, right? Because they are personal truths, they are NOT Universal Truths
and this means they CHANGE over time, unlike the universal truths.
This can mean that both your and my perspective is incorrect. I still believe that the author/s of the quote should be asked what do THEY think about their quotes being changed by other people, and are they fine with that. Has anyone yet asked Tolkien's descendants for THEIR opinion on changing quotes from LotR books to fit in the contemporary world? And the descendants of the author/s of the Celtic poem, not to mention countless others whose quotes have been modified and misrepresented without them knowing about it?
Denis, I think you need to calm down a bit. The above comment by Daenerys was obviously made from the perspective of the "others" being, more or less, society at large, which, as we know, has been infected with pathological ways of thinking and feeling. No one is saying your friends are Nazis, because, as you say, no one here knows them. The point in all of this is that there is an opportunity here for you to consider the idea of where our societies' moral codes come from and whether or not we have adopted these moral codes as our own codes as if they really were our own unique codes.
thank you for pointing out what Daenerys meant with her comment. I wouldn't say that society at large cares what others are doing with anyone's quotes (not to mention all kinds of atrocities that are happening out there on a daily basis). I was talking about the small
group of people that I know, who have their own opinions on this subject.