September 8

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Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
Michael Leunig
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Dare to be naïve. ~ Buckminster Fuller
2004
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. ~ George Eliot
2005
Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give. ~ David O. McKay, (born 8 September 1873)
2006
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. ~ Peter Sellers
2007
I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything. ~ Luciano Pavarotti (recent death)
2008
Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.
In the great hour of destiny they stand,
Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.

~ Siegfried Sassoon (born September 8, 1886)
2009

Suggestions

There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed. ~ Peter Sellers (date of birth)

  • 2 Kalki 16:28, 7 September 2005 (UTC) I would rank this at least a 3 normally, but it is not sourced and there are several variants, thus the accuracy of any of them is in doubt.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 15:39, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

You have to live before you die, or you'll die before you live.~ Peter Sellers (date of birth)

  • 2 Kalki 16:28, 7 September 2005 (UTC) Similarly, I would rank this higher, but it is not sourced.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 15:39, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 22:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I like to watch. ~ Peter Sellers as "Chance" in Being There (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 16:28, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 15:39, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
And something to fear
And I try so hard to keep it inside
So no one can hear.

"Hush, hush, keep it down now.
Voices carry."

~ Aimee Mann ~

  • 3 Kalki 14:47, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)