Good Question, Mr. Hamilton, Sir #1LinerWeds

Oh, Hamilton! Oh, my new favorite musical! Oh, Daveed Diggs –Did I just say that out loud?

ANYWAY, this post isn’t about either of the characters Daveed Diggs plays, it’s a line Alexander Hamilton says to Aaron Burr, when Burr advises everybody to play their cards close to their vests, that is, to not take a position in public. in the song, “Mr. Burr, Sir”, Hamilton says:

If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone who doesn’t take a public stand.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Good Question, Mr. Hamilton, Sir #1LinerWeds


    October 27, 2021 at 12:02pm

    I have used that quote (without the Mr. Hamilton) for decades prior to the conception of Hamilton. I agree that it’s of great import.

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      Marian Allen

      October 28, 2021 at 8:56am

      Really? Hamilton was conceived in the 1700s. You sure don’t look that old! 😀

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  2. Babs Mountjoy

    October 27, 2021 at 9:04pm

    You’ve been Hamil-turned! 🙂 applause I think my fave is when George Washington is trying to tell Hamilton he’s stepping down, and as soon as he says Jefferson, Hamilton says Sir, I don’t know what you heard, But whatever it is, Jefferson started it.

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