I hate when people say things like, “I don’t care if you’re right or wrong.” I think it’s super self-serving. It’s like saying, “I don’t have to care if you’re right or wrong.
You know what I mean.
That’s basically what he says, I hate it when people say things like, I think its a good quote.
Exactly. When someone thinks of a quote, they are thinking of what the person is saying. And when someone is saying something as self-serving as, I think its a good quote, what they are really saying is, I dont think its a good quote.
I agree with this statement, but I would argue that there is a distinction between saying something is a self-serving quote and saying something is a good quote. For example, I think it is self-serving to say, I think its a good quote. But I would argue that “I think it’s a good quote” doesn’t mean one thing and another thing, which makes it self-serving.
In other words, we might think something is self-serving but if it is not, we could argue it is not a good quote. And while I think that’s fine, I would argue there is a distinction between saying something is a self-serving quote and saying something is a good quote.
So if we are arguing that a quote is a good quote we are saying it is self-serving. Or more to the point, we are arguing that we think its a self-serving quote and that is why it is a self-serving quote. So we could argue that its not a self-serving quote, but again we could argue that it is self serving and so is saying something. And while I think thats fine, I cannot argue that its self serving.
And I think its an argument, because its a point of view. Self-serving points of view are all self-serving, and I just think it is a point of view.
I think your point is valid, but I think it is a point of view or a statement and so is saying something.