Miley Cyrus’ New Teddy Roosevelt Tattoo
Miley Cyrus has caught the attention of Googler’s today after debuting a new tattoo on her left forearm.
However, her new piece of body art possesses certain qualities, which many hollywood skeptics might not expect from the young actress and musician.
The tattoo itself consists simply of a quote printed in black ink of President Teddy Roosevelt’s words from a speech he delivered in 1910.
Roosevelt’s words read, “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
It’s a snippet from Roosevelt’s inspiring oration that reminds us it’s “not the critic who counts.”
Here’s the entire quote:
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
While on one hand this quote appears quite thoughtful, many still question what sort of depth Miley has drawn from its abstraction.