January 19

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Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.
Richard Saunders
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. ~ Frank Herbert in Dune
My experience of men has neither disposed me to think worse of them, or indisposed me to serve them; nor in spite of failures, which I lament, of errors which I now see and acknowledge; or of the present aspect of affairs; do I despair of the future.
The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope. ~ Robert E. Lee
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (born 19 January 1809)
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. ~ Art Buchwald (recent death)
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov'd— I lov'd alone.

~ Edgar Allan Poe ~


Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart — one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself commiting a vile or a stupid action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgement, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such? ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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  • 3 ~ Kalki 21:54, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:29, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:59, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ Kalki 21:54, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:29, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it. ~ Robert E. Lee