“If life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…
Then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka,
and have a party.”
- Ron White
I included the above-mentioned quote at the beginning of the book, Crushed. I felt it aptly communicated my feelings about how we should address difficulties when we are faced with them. The quote was, correctly, attributed to Ron White. Hey, I did A LOT of searching to find that quote! I probably spent at least half to a full day trying to find just the right quote. And if I wasn't going to find one I loved then I wasn't going to put one at the front of the book. But, voila, enter Ron White.
Who is Ron White, you ask? I didn't know who he was either. And several readers asked me about him. So, he's a comedian. But NOW that he's (mockingly) running for President more people know who he is! Gotta love this guy!
After he announced his candidacy he was on HuffPost Live and was asked about Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and ship 11 million Mexicans back 'home'.
"Donald Trump ... has no idea how good the Mexican people are at building tunnels. Anybody know where El Chapo is right now? No, you don't. You know how tall those walls were? Twenty-nine feet with razor wire at the top. Did they go over them? They went under them. You might as well build a net between here and Canada to keep the geese out. It makes as much sense. El Chapo's tunnel had Internet and a Dairy Queen in it, it was so well-done..."
How can you not love this guy?! Any quotes you think would be worthy of using at the front of the book, Crushed?