October 20

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. ~ Leo Tolstoy
I think for it to be unhip to be idealistic is weird, you know? I mean, even all the best rebels to me had some sense of hope in them. ~ Tom Petty (born 20 October 1950)
We sometimes talk as if "original research" were a peculiar prerogative of scientists or at least of advanced students. But all thinking is research, and all research is native, original, with him who carries it on, even if everybody else in the world already is sure of what he is still looking for. ~ John Dewey (born 20 October 1859)
I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing.

~ Tom Petty ~
We're overdue for a dream come true.
Long time nothing new.
We're overdue for a dream come true.

~ Tom Petty ~



We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. ~ The Six Million Dollar Man (premiered that day)

Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
and I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
gonna stand my ground and I won't back down.

~ Tom Petty ~ (date of birth)

  • 2 Kalki 19:23, 16 October 2008 (UTC) 3 Kalki 20:23, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:19, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 05:19, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 02:10, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I have seen starry archipelagoes! and islands,
Whose raving skies are opened to the voyager:
Is it in these bottomless nights that you sleep, in exile,
A million golden birds, O future Vigor?
~ Arthur Rimbaud (born October 20, 1854)

Old poetics played a large part in my alchemy of the word. ~ Arthur Rimbaud

Knowledge is humanistic in quality not because it is about human products in the past, but because of what it does in liberating human intelligence and human sympathy. Any subject matter which accomplishes this result is humane, and any subject matter which does not accomplish it is not even educational. ~ John Dewey

If the deer had guns too, then, and only then, would hunting truly be a sport. ~ Lewis Grizzard

  • 2 Zarbon 05:43, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:23, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
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  • 2 Waheedone 02:10, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him. ~ Art Buchwald

Without books, God is silent, justice dormant, natural science at a stand, philosophy lame, letters dumb, and all things involved in darkness. ~ Thomas Bartholin

  • 2 Zarbon 05:43, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:23, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 3 because unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:25, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 02:10, 21 October 2008 (UTC)