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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~ Mae West
2005
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. ~ Rod Serling in The Twilight Zone
  • proposed by Kalki The first episode of The Twilight Zone, "Where is Everybody?" aired on 2 October 1959.
2006
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process. ~ Salma Hayek
2007
If there must be a god in the house, must be,
Saying things in the room and on the stair,

Let him move as the sunlight moves on the floor,
Or moonlight, silently, as Plato's ghost

Or Aristotle's skeleton. Let him hang out
His stars on the wall. He must dwell quietly.

~ Wallace Stevens ~

2008
I am one of you and being one of you
Is being and knowing what I am and know.
Yet I am the necessary angel of earth,
Since, in my sight, you see the earth again,
Cleared of its stiff and stubborn, man-locked set
And, in my hearing, you hear its tragic drone
Rise liquidly in liquid lingerings,
Like watery words awash; like meanings said
By repetitions of half-meanings.

~ Wallace Stevens ~

2009

Suggestions

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. ~ Mohandas Gandhi (born 2 October 1869)


We do not choose our concerns. ~ Graham Greene (born 2 October 1904)


Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. ~ Wallace Stevens

  • 3 Kalki 00:07, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because this is true. Without difficulty and hardships, life would not be interesting. Zarbon 03:45, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 19:20, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress. ~ Wallace Stevens


There is but one means to extenuate the effects of enemy fire: it is to develop a more violent fire oneself. ~ Ferdinand Foch

  • 4 because one must fight fire with fire. Powerful, to say the least. Zarbon 03:24, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 19:20, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. ~ Ferdinand Foch (born October 2)

  • 3 because this is a very nice piece of imagery. An angered soul burns very well and does not cease to burn its surroundings. And an angered warrior will do heavy damage. Beautifully charming. Zarbon 17:39, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 19:20, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. ~ Ferdinand Foch (born October 2)

  • 3 because only those who are inexperienced in the art of war would boast about it. Zarbon 17:39, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 19:20, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. ~ Ferdinand Foch (born October 2)

  • 3 because the man who has the will will find the way. Zarbon 17:39, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:35, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 19:20, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

You can’t conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God. ~ Graham Greene


Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and the simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt. ~ Graham Greene


It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. ~ Graham Greene


People don't like reality, they don't like common sense, until age forces it on them. ~ Graham Greene


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~ Graham Greene