April 21

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. ~ Molière
2005
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. ~ John Muir (born 21 April 1838)
2006
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ~ John Muir (born 21 April 1838)
2007
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. ~ Charlotte Brontë
2008
How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountaintop it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make — leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone — we all dwell in a house of one room — the world with the firmament for its roof — and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track. ~ John Muir
2009

Suggestions

Is not the real experience of each individual very limited? And, if a writer dwells upon that solely or principally, is he not in danger of repeating himself, and also of becoming an egotist? Then, too, imagination is a strong, restless faculty, which claims to be heard and exercised: are we to be quite deaf to her cry, and insensate to her struggles? When she shows us bright pictures, are we never to look at them, and try to reproduce them? And when she is eloquent, and speaks rapidly and urgently in our ear, are we not to write to her dictation? ~ Charlotte Brontë (born April 21, 1816)


It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury. ~ Charlotte Brontë


No right way is easy in this rough world. We must risk our lives to save them. ~ John Muir (born April 21, 1838)


A barrister's job is to put the case for the defense as effectively and clearly as would his client if he had an advocate's skills. The barrister's belief or disbelief in the truth of the story is irrelevant: it's for the jury to decide this often difficult question. ~ John Mortimer (born April 21, 1923)


A "war against terrorism" is an impracticable conception if it means fighting terrorism with terrorism. ~ John Mortimer


Beliefs about how you live your life, matters of private decision, views best kept for private enjoyment, prejudice or entertainment, can't be imposed by the operation of criminal law. Attempts to enforce such views can only make the government the subject of ridicule. ~ John Mortimer


I often said that never in the history of the world did one man receive so much faith and trust as Hitler. Similary, no one has ever betrayed so many people and abused so much good faith as he did. ~ Hans Fritzsche (born April 21)

  • 3 Zarbon 04:27, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 20:40, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 71