Miley Cyrus Gets A Famous Roosevelt Tattoo to Express Her Lifes Struggle For Greatness
Miley gets another tattoo and quite frankly it sucks. Yep I said. It looks like crap, however the quote itself is one that is great and inspiring, but the whole quote not just and excerpt.
The tattoo is a quote from a Roosevelt speech that he gave in Paris back in 1910. The actual tattoo reads,
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
The full quote from Roosevelt is,
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
As you can see the full quote is actually pretty powerful. The speech was called “Citizenship In a Republic”. Loosely interpreted it means that it’s easy to be a critic and sit back and make fun of those people who are trying to do great things. But the people who are actually putting themselves out there to attempt to be great are the true warriors, even if they fail. The attempt at greatness even if you fail is better than the cold and timid souls that don’t have the balls to put themselves out there and try.
I say the tattoo sucks because there is not enough of the quote for it to make sense. She’s going to have to explain the entire meaning each time someone asks her what it means. That portion of the quote she selected can’t stand alone.
The other thing you have to ask yourself, “Is Miley Cyrus really putting herself at risk to be great?” She’s been rich as long as she can remember and I don’t see her putting herself out there to do GREAT things. She’s got critics, but not because she’s trying to be great.
To me it’s just another crappy tattoo on her body like her dream catcher and that stupid equals sign on her finger. I’d love to hear Miley explain why she got it in her own words.
Nixon and Nelson Mandela have also used that quote from Roosevelt, now when kids Google it, Miley Cyrus’ forearm will pop up next to these great historical men. Fantastic.[more…]