Quote of the Day: Be Yourself

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”

Judy Garland

Frances Ethel Gumm, who went by the stage name Judy Garland, was an American actress and singer best known for playing the part of Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”. This quote is so powerful when it comes from Garland’s lips because she had a pseudonym and earnt her living portraying others! The message is clear though – be proud of who YOU are, be the best YOU you can be, and let others model themselves on YOU!

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11 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Be Yourself

  1. Great quote. I didn’t realise that Judy Garland was a pseudonym. No reason why it shouldn’t be, of course as many writers and actors use pseudonyms. I wonder how they choose their stage or author’s names. I hope you are well today, Andrew.

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      1. Hi Andrew. I wouldn’t have a clue what pseudonym I’d use for my blog. I’m so used to being myself, just Ellie. I wasn’t born as Ellie. My birth name was Jacqui but I didn’t like it and changed it many years ago to a name that I’m much more comfortable with. I can’t remember what year is was other than it was way before I began writing my blog in 2014.

        I’m currently sitting in the library, reading for a while before I go into my counselling session in about an hour’s time. I don’t have many sessions left now and am very fearful of being on my own with all my‘stuff’ as I’ve written about on my blog recently. Other than that, I’m well, thank you 😊.

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  2. My High School yearbook quote was, “if you can be anyone at all, wouldn’t it be best if you could just be yourself?” It came out of a rare moment of stillness in the tornado that was my mouth and mind back Zen. And then years later, I did an adoption search for my dad and we learned that we have a paternal familial connection to Frances Gumm. And here I am reading your post right Tao. Synchronicity. Thank you Sage Page.

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  3. Dear Andrew,

    Thank you for quoting Judy Garland’s statement: “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”

    I would like to resonate with the spirit of your post entitled “Quote of the Day: Be Yourself” as follows:

    Be brave
    Be bold
    Be beautiful
    Be you

    Wishing you a productive month doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, including but not limited to being a contented blogger and quoter!

    Yours sincerely,

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      1. Dear Andrew,

        Thank you for your feedback! I would be very delighted if you could kindly leave your comment in my said post entitled The Quotation Fallacy “💬” as a token of your visit. You could simply copy and paste your previous reply as part of your forthcoming comment to be submitted to the comment section of the post, to which your previous reply clearly pertains and also belongs. Please feel free to expand on your comment if you have additional matters to convey about the expansive post and any salient aspects of its contents. Thank you in anticipation.

        Yours sincerely,

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