June 8

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. ~ Lin Yutang
I have something to tell you today. Mac OS X has been leading a secret double life — for the past five years. ~ Steve Jobs (on the plans for Apple Computer to begin using Intel processors in its Macintosh computers)
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)
I knew that good like bad becomes a routine, that the temporary tends to endure, that what is external permeates to the inside, and that the mask, given time, comes to be the face itself. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar
History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, "Can't you remember anything I told you?" and lets fly with a club. ~ John W. Campbell (born 8 June 1910)


Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

The written word has taught me to listen to the human voice, much as the great unchanging statues have taught me to appreciate bodily motions. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar (born June 8, 1903)

Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar

  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:31, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because this one is great. It takes a long time for man to understand. Zarbon 13:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar

The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. ~ Tim Berners-Lee

  • 3 because being committed requires one to sometimes make sacrifices...missing lunch is a comical example, but well said regardless. Zarbon 06:20, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:11, 7 June 2008 (UTC)