Miley's Latest Tattoo a Quote —From Roosevelt
Very deep, Cyrus. Very deep
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2012 8:47 AM CDT
Miley Cyrus arrives at Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner at InterContinental Hotel on June 27, 2012 in Century City, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Theodore Roosevelt may be rolling over in his grave, because Miley Cyrus just had his words tattooed on her arm. The ink reads, "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat," a widely-quoted Teddy remark from a speech in Paris in 1910, after he left the presidency. (Well, Miley did tell us she was deeper than the average human.) USA Today offers more context for the quote:

  • "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 them 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Web consensus? This is all about teen rebellion and/or hitting back at her haters. It's Cyrus' fifteenth tattoo—click to see how it's connected to Bristol Palin and Jerry Sandusky.