August 5

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What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.
Peter F. Drucker
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
2004
Your strength is but an accident arising from the weakness of others. ~ Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness
2005
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
2006
Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread... ~ Conrad Aiken (born 5 August 1889)
2007
There is only one good thing in life, and that is love. ~ Guy de Maupassant (born 5 August 1850)
2008
Those works of art which have scooped up the truth and presented it to us as a living force — they take hold of us, compel us, and nobody ever, not even in ages to come, will appear to refute them. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (recent death)
2009

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Blond hair and breasts, that's how I got started. I couldn't act. All I had was blond hair and a body men liked. The reason I got ahead is that I was lucky and met the right men. ~ Marilyn Monroe, found dead in her apartment that day


Separate we come, and separate we go, and this be it known, is all that we know. ~ Conrad Aiken (born 5 August 1889)

  • 3 Kalki 21:22, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:03, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

If I could reach from pole to pole
or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the soul
The mind's the standard of the Man.
~ Isaac Watts (poem used by Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", who was born this day)

  • 3 Kalki 21:22, 4 August 2005 (UTC) This has now already been used on 17 July 2006. ~ Kalki 15:24, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:03, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

'Tis true, my form is something odd
but blaming me, is blaming God,
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

~ Joseph Merrick ~ (born 5 August 1862)

  • 3 Kalki 15:24, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 15:03, 24 April 2008 (UTC)