November 4

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. ~ CATS of Zero Wing
2005
After looking at mothers-in-law and seeing sons-in-law — I always felt that the jokes were on the wrong ones. No sir, you can look through everything I ever did write or say, and you never did hear me tell a joke about any mother-in-law — or any creed, color or religion, either. ~ Will Rogers (born 4 November 1879)
2006
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it. ~ William Styron (recent death)
2007
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. ~ Will Rogers
2008
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. ~ Will Rogers (date of birth + US election day 2008)
2009

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Yes we can! ~ Barack Obama (date of birth)


I am a peace man. I haven't got any use for wars and there is no more humor in 'em than there is reason for 'em. ~ Will Rogers (date of birth)


People often ask me, "Will, where do you get your jokes?" I just tell 'em, 'Well, I watch the government and report the facts, that is all I do, and I don't even find it necessary to exaggerate. ~ Will Rogers (date of birth)


With curious art the brain, too finely wrought,
Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought. ~ Charles Churchill (date of death)


Men the most infamous are fond of fame,
And those who fear not guilt yet start at shame. ~ Charles Churchill (date of death)


Be England what she will,
With all her faults she is my country still. ~ Charles Churchill (date of death)


AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor. No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling — because every life, in every land, has value and dignity. ~ Laura Welch Bush


The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone. ~ Laura Welch Bush

  • 2 Zarbon 03:12, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 04:26, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 02:17, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. InvisibleSun 23:04, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful. ~ Wilfred Owen (90th anniversary of death)

  • 3 Antiquary 11:07, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 12:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:04, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed, — knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. ~ Wilfred Owen (90th anniversary of death)

  • 3 Antiquary 11:07, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 12:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:50, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:04, 3 November 2008 (UTC)