Friday, June 9, 2017

Quips and Quotations (Commencement Speech Edition)

Before you leave these portals
To meet less fortunate mortals
There's just one final message I would give to you
You all have learned reliance
On the sacred teachings of science
So I hope, through life, you never will decline
In spite of philistine defiance
To do what all good scientists do
Make it your motto day and night
And it will lead you to the light
The apple on the top of the tree
Is never too high to achieve
So take an example from Eve
Be curious
Though interfering friends may frown
Get furious
At each attempt to hold you down
If this advice you always employ
The future can offer you infinite joy
And merriment
Experiment and you'll see

--Cole Porter


  1. Sounds good in theory in years past. But now what I see is not at all like the wonderful points made by Cole Porter.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  2. Cole Porter wrote it during the Great Depression. I'll take the present era, warts and all. Thanks for commenting, parsnip.