The Quotidian, August 10, 2010 ~ We are the Ones

“Change will not come if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” ~ Barack H. Obama (born August 4, 1961)

[Source: Barack Obama. BrainyQuote.com, Xplore Inc, 2010. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama.html, accessed August 9, 2010. Date from Wikipedia]. Note: I’ll begin using The Chicago Manual of Style for citations.

Barack Obama isn’t the first person to use this quotation or a variation of this quotation (“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”)

For example, in the movie version of Conversations with God (2006), the Neale Donald Walsch character states in a talk before one of his audiences at the beginning of the movie, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We always have been.” [personal recollection of the movie, a favorite of mine].

I like the quotation, whether it is from Neale Donald Walsch, Barack Obama, or someone from much earlier.

It is a call for action, and it is a call to action.

How will we answer?

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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