March 13

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Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Pat Carroll
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others. ~ Joseph Priestley (born 13 March 1733)
Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world. ~ Hugh Walpole (born 13 March 1884)
Man becomes aware of the sacred because it manifests itself, shows itself, as something wholly different from the profane... something sacred shows itself to us ... something of a wholly different order, a reality that does not belong to our world, in objects that are an integral part of our natural "profane" world. ~ Mircea Eliade
Don’t give up! I believe in you all
A person’s a person, no matter how small!
And you very small persons will not have to die
If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!

~ Dr. Seuss ~ (from Horton Hears a Who!, the movie adaptation of which is opening tomorrow)


The joy of life discovered by the Greeks is not a profane type of enjoyment: it reveals the bliss of existing, of sharing — even fugitively — in the spontaneity of life and the majesty of the world. Like so many others before and after them, the Greeks learned that the surest way to escape from time is to exploit the wealth, at first sight impossible to suspect, of the lived instant. ~ Mircea Eliade

  • 3 Kalki 00:17, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:18, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

For those to whom a stone reveals itself as sacred, its immediate reality is transmuted into supernatural reality. In other words, for those who have a religious experience all nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality. ~ Mircea Eliade

  • 3 Kalki 00:17, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:18, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Tisn't life that matters! 'Tis the courage you bring to it. ~ Hugh Walpole

  • 3 because it's what you do that matters...actions speak louder than words, and in this case, actions are remembered, unfettered by the mortal body. Zarbon 00:54, 3 May 2008 (UTC)