February 2

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
My years are not advancing as fast as you might think. ~ Bill Murray as "Phil" in Groundhog Day
2005
Anything different is good. ~ Bill Murray as "Phil" in Groundhog Day
2006
There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens. ~ Coretta Scott King (recent death)
2007
Well, it's Groundhog Day... again... ~ Bill Murray as "Phil" in Groundhog Day
2008
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses
2009

Suggestions

When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets. ~ James Joyce (born February 2, 1882)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 16:06, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the sufferer. Terror is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the secret cause. ~ James Joyce

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile and cunning. ~ James Joyce

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Her image had passed into his soul for ever and no word had broken the holy silence of his ecstasy. Her eyes had called him and his soul had leaped at the call. To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life! A wild angel had appeared to him, the angel of mortal youth and beauty, an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all the ways of error and glory. On and on and on and on! ~ James Joyce

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Art has arrived at the paradox that tradition itself requires the occurrence of radical attacks on tradition. ~ Harold Rosenberg (born February 2, 1906)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Both art and the artist lack identity and define themselves only through their encounter with each other. ~ Harold Rosenberg

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:51, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

The artist is obliged to invent the self who will paint his pictures. ~ Harold Rosenberg


A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals to discovery. ~ James Joyce

  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:51, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

The mocker is never taken seriously when he is most serious. ~ James Joyce

  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:51, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine. ~ James Joyce

  • 3 Kalki 22:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:51, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination. ~ Jane Wagner (born 2 February 1935)

  • 3 Kalki 09:23, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:02, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ~ Abba Eban (born 2 February 1915)

  • 3 Kalki 14:59, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:02, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 because it is true. Only after making the mistake does mankind realize. Zarbon 21:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)