January 7

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The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Truth alone will endure; all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
2005
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. ~ Abraham Lincoln
2006
There is no first world and third world. There is only one world, for all of us to live and delight in. ~ Gerald Durrell (born 7 January 1925)
2007
It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little more about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? ~ Richard Feynman (speaking of art, reality, and Jupiter, which Galileo Galilei discovered to have moons on this day in 1610)
2008
You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means that you have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. This is not only vital for the preservation of animal life generally, but for the future existence of man himself — a point that seems to escape many people. ~ Gerald Durrell (born 7 January 1925)
2009

Suggestions

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. ~ Zora Neale Hurston (born January 7, 1891)


There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

  • 3 InvisibleSun 09:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 04:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 because this has been taught by the course of history. Very nice quotation. Zarbon 17:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see. ~ Zora Neale Hurston


Love, I find is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

  • 3 InvisibleSun 09:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 04:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 17:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

When I take people round to see my animals, one of the first questions they ask (unless the animal is cute and appealing) is, "what use is it?" by which they mean, "what use is it to them?" To this one can reply "What use is the Acropolis?" Does a creature have to be of direct material use to mankind in order to exist? By and large, by asking the question "what use is it?" you are asking the animal to justify its existence without having justified your own. ~ Gerald Durrell

  • 3 InvisibleSun 09:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 04:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 17:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings. ~ Gerald Durrell

  • 3 InvisibleSun 09:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 04:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 17:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)