June 16

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Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
Dan Millman
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll
I cannot think we are useless or Usen would not have created us. He created all tribes of men and certainly had a righteous purpose in creating each. ~ Geronimo (born 16 June 1829)
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. ~ Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech, 16 June 1858)
It's no use, says he. Force, hatred, history, all that. That's not life for men and women, insult and hatred. And everybody knows that it's the very opposite of that that is really life. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity — but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. ~ Joyce Carol Oates


A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals to discovery. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses (Bloomsday)

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses

  • This has now been used, on 2 February 2008 3 Kalki 23:20, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses

Values exist in a transcendental realm, beyond space and time. They can neither be fought for, nor destroyed. ~ Enoch Powell

The mocker is never taken seriously when he is most serious. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses

  • 3 Kalki 21:01, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 and I like this quote. It refers to the "boy who cried wolf" scenario, where no one believes him when truly needed. I am compelled to give this a higher rating at a later date. Zarbon 00:17, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 15:43, 15 June 2008 (UTC)