January 28

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Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Wise men don't need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
The Master has no possessions.
The more he does for others, the happier he is.
The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
The Tao nourishes by not forcing.
By not dominating, the Master leads.

~ Lao Zi ~
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. ~ Colette (born 28 January 1873)
Man needs to go outside himself in order to find repose and reveal himself. ~ José Martí
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his frank hand.
And for the cruel man who pulls out of me
the heart with which I live,
I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.

~ José Martí ~


A grain of poetry suffices to season a century. ~ José Martí (born January 28, 1853)

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. ~ Colette (born January 28, 1873)

  • 4 InvisibleSun 12:18, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:48, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because it tells people to let go of what they no longer have. It's a very enthralling idea. Zarbon 19:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

By means of an image we are often able to hold on to our lost belongings. But it is the desperateness of losing which picks the flowers of memory, binds the bouquet. ~ Colette

  • 3 InvisibleSun 12:18, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:48, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 19:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave. ~ Colette

Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal combat... between the law of love and the law of hate. ~ José Martí

  • 3 Kalki 20:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:23, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 19:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)