June 7

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. ~ Euripides
Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks (born 7 June 1917)
Nature has mysterious infinities and imaginative power. It is always varying the productions it offers to us. The artist himself is one of nature's means. ~ Paul Gauguin (born 7 June 1848)
Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical guise.

~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ~ Paul Gauguin (born 7 June 1848)


No one wants my painting because it is different from other people's— peculiar, crazy public that demands the greatest possible degree of originality on the painter's part and yet won't accept him unless his work resembles that of the others! ~ Paul Gauguin (born June 7, 1848)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 12:53, 6 June 2006 (UTC) A bit too petulant to be entirely admirable.
  • 2 Zarbon 13:23, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~

Art hurts. Art urges voyages — and it is easier to stay at home. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

A time will come when people will think I am a myth, or rather something the newspapers have made up. ~ Paul Gauguin