December 8

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one; I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will live as one. ~ John Lennon
2005
It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. ~ James Thurber (born 8 December 1894)
2006
May memory restore again and again
The smallest color of the smallest day:
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.

~ Delmore Schwartz ~ (born 8 December 1913)
2007
A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war. ~ Jim Morrison (born 8 December 1943)
2008

Suggestions

You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave
~ Hotel California, The Eagles (from the Hotel California album, released that day 1976


There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so. ~ Lucian Freud (born December 8, 1922)

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  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight. ~ Horace (born December 8, 65 B.C.)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:55, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

The covetous man is ever in want. ~ Horace


He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure, by delighting and instructing the reader at the same time. ~ Horace


The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people — that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. ~ James Thurber (born December 8, 1894)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:55, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. ~ James Thurber

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:55, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Child labor! The child must carry
His fathers on his back.
~ Delmore Schwartz (born December 8, 1913)


Whence, if ever, shall come the actuality
Of a voice speaking the mind's knowing,
The sunlight bright on the green windowshade,
And the self articulate, affectionate, and flowing,
Ease, warmth, light, the utter showing,
When in the white bed all things are made.
~ Delmore Schwartz

  • 4 InvisibleSun 07:55, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

For we are incomplete and know no future,
And we are howling or dancing out our souls
In beating syllables before the curtain:
We are Shakespearean, we are strangers.
~ Delmore Schwartz


How could I think the brief years were enough
To prove the reality of endless love?
~ Delmore Schwartz

  • 3 Kalki 21:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:13, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

All we are saying is give peace a chance! ~ John Lennon (Died that die in 1980 after being shot by Mark David Chapman)

—This unsigned comment is by Mrfandango (talkcontribs) .
  • 3 Kalki 03:49, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:13, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country. ~ Horace

  • 4 Zarbon 04:10, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

I am not bound over to swear allegiance to any master; where the storm drives me I turn in for shelter. ~ Horace

  • 3 Zarbon 04:10, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

I very much consider the Internet a garden, and I'm a gardener, and I plant things in it and I work within the framework of the soil, the seasons, the climate, and the temperature, to produce plants. ~ Mark Pesce

  • 3 Zarbon 04:10, 29 October 2008 (UTC)