November 8

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An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Lokes
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
It took a couple of hundred million years to develop a thinking ape and you want a smart one in a lousy few hundred thousand? ~ Spider Robinson
2005
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. ~ John F. Kennedy (elected U.S. President 8 November 1960)
2006
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be. ~ Bram Stoker (born 8 November 1847)
2007
The important thing
is to pull yourself up by your own hair
to turn yourself inside out
and see the whole world with fresh eyes.

~ Peter Weiss ~
2008
Once and for all
the idea of glorious victories
won by the glorious army
must be wiped out
Neither side is glorious
On either side they're just frightened men messing their pants
and they all want the same thing
Not to lie under the earth
but to walk upon it
without crutches

~ Peter Weiss ~ (born November 8, 1916)

2009

Suggestions

We can say what we like without favour or fear
and what we can't say we can breathe in your ear
~ Peter Weiss


Nothing is too small. I counsel you, put down in record even your doubts and surmises. Hereafter it may be of interest to you to see how true you guess. We learn from failure, not from success! ~ Bram Stoker


The world is filled with folly and sin,
And Love must cling, where it can, I say:
For Beauty is easy enough to win;
But one isn't loved every day.
~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton


The things which must be must be for the best. ~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton


The ages roll
Forward; and forward with them draw my soul
Into Time’s infinite sea.
And to be glad or sad I care no more;
But to have done and to have been before
I cease to do and be!
~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton


Genius does what it must, talent does what it can. ~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton


It is magnificent, but it is not war; it is madness. ~ Pierre Bosquet

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 02:46, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
    • It is no longer unsourced. You may recast your vote for this one. Zarbon 06:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Religion does not mean to surrender to dogmas and religious scriptures or conformity to rituals. But my religion constitutes an abiding faith in the perfect values of truth and the ceaseless attempt to realise them in the inner most part of our nature. ~ Hans Ji Maharaj


In this world, who you are is more important than what you are saying. ~ P. L. Deshpande


My whole life I have been waving the names of writers, as if we needed rescue. From these writers, for almost 50 years, I have received narrative, witness, companionship, sanctuary, shock, and steely strangeness; good advice, bad news, deep chords, hurtful discrepancy, and amazing grace. At an average of five books a week, not counting all those sighed at and nibbled on before they go to the Strand, I will read 13,000. Then I'm dead. Thirteen thousand in a lifetime, about as many as there are new ones published every month in this country.

It's not enough, and yet rich to excess. The books we love, love us back. ~ John Leonard (recent death)

  • 4 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 06:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

God willeth that we endlessly hate the sin and endlessly love the soul, as God loveth it. ~ Julian of Norwich


If any such lover be in earth which is continually kept from falling, I know it not: for it was not shewed me. But this was shewed: that in falling and in rising we are ever preciously kept in one Love. ~ Julian of Norwich


He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end. ~ Julian of Norwich


Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity. ~ Julian of Norwich

  • 3 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC) (with a strong lean toward 4)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)