November 20

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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
Anne Of Green Gables
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. ~ Margot Fonteyn
2005
The Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ~ Nadine Gordimer (born 20 November 1923)
2006
Art defies defeat by its very existence, representing the celebration of life, in spite of all attempts to degrade and destroy it. ~ Nadine Gordimer (date of birth)
2007
Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. ... Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. ~ Robert F. Kennedy (born 20 November 1925)
2008
A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. ~ Robert F. Kennedy
2009

Suggestions

Humans, the only self-regarding animals, blessed or cursed with this torturing higher faculty, have always wanted to know why. ~ Nadine Gordimer, born that day


The facts are always less than what really happened. ~ Nadine Gordimer (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 21:29, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:48, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 06:44, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 15:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. ~ Nadine Gordimer


Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. ~ Nadine Gordimer

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:48, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:46, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 06:44, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 15:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

It's this way:
being captured is beside the point,
the point is not to surrender. ~ Nazim Hikmet

  • 4 because dying with one's fundamentals is better than living without them. Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 15:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

The strangest of our powers
Is the courage to live
Knowing that we will die,
Knowing nothing more true. ~ Nazim Hikmet

  • 2 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

You're my bondage and my freedom,
my flesh burning like a naked summer night,
you're my country.
Hazel eyes marbled green,
you're awesome, beautiful, and brave,
you're my desire always just out of reach. ~ Nazim Hikmet

  • 2 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

For most of my life, one of the persons most baffled by my own work was myself. ~ Benoît Mandelbrot

  • 2 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Being a language, mathematics may be used not only to inform but also, among other things, to seduce. ~ Benoît Mandelbrot

  • 2 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern. ~ Benoît Mandelbrot

  • 2 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Lyle 15:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version. ~ Don DeLillo

  • 3 Zarbon 02:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 15:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in "inventing" something. It's an arrogance that some enjoy, and others do not. Now I reach beyond arrogance when I proclaim that fractals had been pictured forever but their true role remained unrecognized and waited for me to be uncovered. ~ Benoît Mandelbrot

  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 03:12, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:16, 19 November 2008 (UTC)