Opinions are the mind's way of making dung,

they are what is left after we have stopped thinking.

design: typochondriacs, 1997

design: typochondriacs, 1997

Words: Alison Leeper, 1997

Words: Alison Leeper, 1997

Something said elsewhere reminded me of this postcard my mum sent me in 1997. I've had it by my desk ever since, and is an adage I remind myself of often, one of my tenets in life. It was even my .sig for a while.

Opinions are the mind's way of making dung, they are what is left after we have stopped thinking.

I wondered who had originally said it, and so did a search: no references. Anyone? perhaps it was just the typographers - Typochondriacs, whoever they are/were - thoughts. It seems this card is perhaps long forgotten, so I thought I'd post it and save it. And the nice message from my mum - 'another obscure bit of designer typography for you'....

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Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one and most are full of shit.

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