She is. She really is.
Teddy Roosevelt, man… He was a Manolither before Manolith was a twinkle in the eye of a stellar Canadian entity to be shared through contributing forces in North America and abroad. Teddy Roosevelt, to many men, was the man–figuratively and literally. “Speak softly and carry a big stick…” We know from Roosevelt. But that was far from Theodore’s most potent or powerful statement.
Back to Miley. On the inside of her left forearm, you’ll see some writing. That writing is a portion of a speech that Theodore Roosevelt made over 100 years ago in Paris, France. Part of a rousing speech that will still conjure emotion and a welling of spirit within anyone who considers themselves a risk taker, or aspires toward greatness.
The speech went a little like this–Miley’s tattoo text is underlined.
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
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.
I can openly state that I’m rarely surprised… but Miley, I’ll chalk one up for you. Sure, she may have read it in a book of quotes, but to to choose this one? Props to the young lass.