November 3

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
John Dryden
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. ~ Charlie Chaplin
2005
Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

~ Judy Garland as "Dorothy Gale" in The Wizard of Oz
2006
Art is a revolt against fate. ~ André Malraux (born 3 November 1901)
2007
Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word FREEDOM should ever be more than an empty political slogan. ~ Wilhelm Reich (died 3 November 1957)
  • proposed by Kalki (Reich died in prison on 3 November 1957)
2008
Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.. ~ Wilhelm Reich
2009

Suggestions

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school supported entirely by private contribution. Keep church and state forever separate. ~ Ulysses S. Grant, became president that day.

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  • 3 Kalki 16:11, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:49, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 17:22, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 02:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Follow the voice of your heart, even if it leads you off the path of timid souls. Do not become hard and embittered, even if life tortures you at times. There is only one thing that counts: to live one's life well and happily... ~ Wilhelm Reich (date of death)

  • 3 Kalki 18:51, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:49, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 because this dictates elegantly with enigmatic perception what truly matters, to live well and happily. Zarbon 17:22, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 02:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Rooting in work is crucial to any accomplishment. Rooting in mere enthusiasm will in the long run force illusory measures to keep the fires of empty enthusiasm going. And this makes politics and politicians. ~ Wilhelm Reich (date of death)


The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our own nothingness. ~ André Malraux (born November 3, 1901)


Athirst for personal salvation, the West forgets that many religions had but a vague notion of the life beyond the grave; true, all great religions stake a claim on eternity, but not necessarily on man's eternal life. ~ André Malraux

  • 4 InvisibleSun 19:49, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:25, 2 November 2006 (UTC) I do like this one much, and might possibly rank it a 4 next year, but I have long had a "soft spot" for Reich, despite some of the glaring errors and false assumptions of a few of his investigations, and much preferred the equally ranked quote by him on the 50th anniversary of his death. ~ Kalki 00:12, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 17:22, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 02:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Our characteristic response to the mutilated statue, the bronze dug up from the earth, is revealing. It is not that we prefer time-worn bas-reliefs, or rusted statuettes as such, nor is it the vestiges of death that grip us in them, but those of life. Mutilation is the scar left by the struggle with Time, and a reminder of it — Time which is as much a part of ancient works of art as the material they are made of, and thrusts up through the fissures, from a dark underworld, where all is at once chaos and determinism. ~ André Malraux

  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:49, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 but I would give it a 3 if it was trimmed to start from "Mutilation is the scar left by the struggle with Time, and a reminder of it — Time which is as much a part of ancient works of art as the material they are made of, and thrusts up through the fissures, from a dark underworld, where all is at once chaos and determinism." Zarbon 17:22, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 01:04, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 02:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Great things come crashing down upon themselves – such is the limit of growth ordained by heaven for success. ~ Marcus Annaeus Lucanus


The sin of thousands always goes unpunished. ~ Marcus Annaeus Lucanus