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Thursday, August 17, 2006

I'm a Giraffe

This was quote of the day on my Google home page:

"I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe."
- Richard Gere

What is this supposed to mean? It's funny. And it may have some philosophical import. Any comments?


  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Anonymous said…

    I agree, it is rather mysterious. I guess it simply means that one should recognize and keep one's identity.

  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger TOR Hershman said…

    That should be "If I were" not "If I was."

    I'm a Jar Raft.....
    if the satan character wasn't in the bible it would only be two pages, stoppin' with ".....god created Eve for Adam and they lived happily ever after. THE END."

    Stay on Groovin' Safari,
    TOR Hershman

  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger TOR Hershman said…

    Wait, that should be "Weren't" not "Wasn't."

    Moi told me, didn't I?

  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger Sachman Bhatti said…

    I think it simply means that he values his own self perception of what he is (ontologically) over anyone other source's.

  • At 3:39 AM, Blogger Andrew said…

    Wasn't this the quote that resulted in Mr. Gere receiving a reward from the Just Plain English Campaign for talking rubbish?


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