June 20

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Vanity is so anchored in the heart of man that a soldier, a soldier's servant, a cook, a porter brags and wishes to have his admirers. Even philosophers wish for them. Those who write against it want to have the glory of having written well; and those who read it desire the glory of having read it. I who write this have perhaps this desire, and perhaps those who will read it... ~ Blaise Pascal
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. ~ Lillian Hellman (born 20 June 1905)
We wanted to bring some love to the world. I thought we were good at doing that. Bringin' love to the world. ~ Brian Wilson (born 20 June 1942)
If there's not love present, it's much, much harder to function. When there's love present, it's easier to deal with life. ~ Brian Wilson
For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt. ~ Lillian Hellman


In 2008 this will be the official date (UTC) of the Summer solstice for locations in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter solstice in the Southern.

The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying. ~ John Carmack, in celebration of the two year anniversary of the expiry of the infamous U.S. Patent 4,558,302 pertaining to GIF generation.

  • 3 MosheZadka 00:03, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 21:42, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 although I highly respect Carmack's prior game work heavily, groundbreaking to say the least, this quote isn't a very memorable one. Zarbon 04:19, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Humor — it helps to make the vibe better — it loosens up the vibrations. ~ Brian Wilson (born June 20, 1942)

  • 3 Kalki 21:42, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:19, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier. ~ Lillian Hellman

  • 3 because loneliness is sometimes contageous. Zarbon 05:42, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping? ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld

  • 3 Zarbon 03:24, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 23:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

OH! hear a pensive captive's prayer,
For liberty that sighs ;
And never let thine heart be shut
Against the prisoner's cries. ~ Anna Letitia Barbauld

  • 3 Zarbon 03:24, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

However important it is that love shall precede marriage, it is far more important that it shall continue after marriage. ~ Samson Raphael Hirsch

  • 3 because a love marriage is only as good as the extent to which it lasts. It's much more important that the couple love each other after marriage than before marriage. This has nice meaning to it. Zarbon 03:24, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

I like my whisky old and my women young. ~ Errol Flynn

  • 2 for comedic value. Zarbon 03:24, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 23:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)