Midweek Musing

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Midweek Musing -


Words And Wednesdays. . . 


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. 

Jimi Hendrix 


I have long shared my appreciation of quotes.  And I know many ActiveRain members have also served up their choices in posts in various ways.   


Words matter.  They can make a difference.  Context can definitely come into play.  And don’t forget tone or timing either.  Situations and circumstances too.  There’s much influence going on around us even within our own mind.  


That’s why differing opinions can be the result of reading the same words.   And while I am referencing quotes in this post, the use of "words" seems appropriate in so many aspects of our daily lives.



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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (53)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - tone and timing is very important. Choosing the right quotes and words to write is critical and that determines who your followers are in the future, which lends credibility, favorable connections, and friends, 

Jan 17, 2022 05:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for the comment.  Reflecting on words can often bring additional thoughts.  In that way, quotes can be an ongoing education.

Jan 17, 2022 06:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have an outstanding week. We have snowy weather today in Maryland and a high winds alert is posted.

Jan 17, 2022 06:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael glad you heard of that condition, I find it a way of life:)))))))))Endre

Jan 17, 2022 09:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - weather is having an influence in many areas of this country this winter.

Endre Barath, Jr. - life continues to teach us many lessons.  

Jan 18, 2022 04:56 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs  Having had the pleasure of seeing Jimmy Hendrix perform several times what comes to mind are his word "are you experienced "  in his musical voice questioning voice 

Jan 19, 2022 11:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hannah Williams - I am impressed.   Another piece of your rock star history is revealed. 

Jan 19, 2022 11:53 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Words do matter, far more than we often give them credit. They can set the tone for conflict, or soothe the savage beast.  Here's to a productive and joy-filled Thursday for all of us. 

Jan 20, 2022 06:48 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

N'yup. Sometimes it's hard tellin' not knowing too Michael Jacobs. Remember, wherever you go there you are. Take all the time you want as long as you respond in three seconds word worm holes can just be oral diarrhea too. Like blogs with filler to tank it to the 2000 word goal. Not worthwhile but looks like a nicely formatted blog post right?

Jan 21, 2022 06:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Michael.
Your post reminded me of what the aunt who raised me often said: "It's not so much what you say but how you say it."  Words and their inflection do matter and I suspect that's why the written word can often be interpreted in different ways by different people.

Jan 21, 2022 07:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - although it's now Friday as I write this reply to your comment, the sentiment remains consistent.  Make it a good day (and weekend too).  

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - you don't fail to provide food for thought with your comment.  

Carol Williams - I remember that saying from my childhood too.  Somethings have a habit of staying on top of mind for a reason.   

Jan 21, 2022 07:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael and I have to say I read two quotes a day to start my morning out, do not know why but I just do.


Jan 22, 2022 08:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Will Hamm - I find reading quotes can be quite insightful.  

Jan 22, 2022 09:44 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - and voice inflection works too.  Zig Ziglar used the sentence I did not say he beat his wife to show many different meanings.

Jan 24, 2022 12:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Grant Schneider - you're right, voice inflection can make a big difference.  These things matter.  A lot.  

Jan 24, 2022 03:19 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Love the quote, Michael. I must admit, I never thought of Jimi Hendrix as an intellect but, those are definitely wise words!

Jan 25, 2022 10:24 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I admit the quote by Jimi Hendrix also caught me by surprise too.  It underscores (once again) about what "they" say about first (and possibly some lasting) impressions and the power of a quote.

Jan 26, 2022 07:54 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

You know I'm a quote-fan. Love this one Michael Jacobs:

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. 

Jimi Hendrix

Feb 01, 2022 06:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - and I try to check out your quote-filled posts as often as I am able.  Thanks for sharing those you have found.  

Feb 01, 2022 08:20 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

In my college days, we had a gentleman in our dorms that would share a Jimmyism every evening about midnight.  It was  a fun distraction.  We may have had way too many distractions in retrospect, but that was fun one.

Feb 09, 2022 09:55 AM