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Thank you all for sharing your favorite quotes and why you like them. I thought of another one: "may you live in interesting times". That, we do.

Quote #1: "You are what you publish." - David Meerman Scott from the New Rules of Marketing & PR

When I made the commitment to start my personal marketing blog, this quote has been my guiding light.

Quote #2: "History is full of instances where victory instead of defeat would have resulted by battling only a little longer. Many need to be reminded of this. Any weakling can surrender; any coward can give up. To succeed, we must have the will to succeed, we must have stamina, determination, backbone, perserverance, self-reliance, faith. Let us grit our teeth and heroically resolve to keep on keeping on. Triumph is often nearest when defeat seems inescapable." -- B.C. Forbes

This quote literally sums up a 2010 of addressing both personal and professional challenges. And, because "I resolved to keep on keeping on," 2010 is going to finish on a high note in both camps.

"When 'community' is the agenda in the community, friendship itself becomes utilitarian."

I've been turning that one over for some time. It came from a friend rather than a marketer... so while a marketer might naturally say that of course a brand community is utilitarian, our customers might be mourning the loss of true communities in ways we don't realize (and perhaps should be more sensitive to).

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