October 12

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Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
Stephen B. Leacock
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. ~ Christopher Reeve
2005
Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle, and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. ~ Kristen Bell as "Veronica" in Veronica Mars episode "Meet John Smith" (originally aired 12 October 2004)
2006
I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south. ~ Christopher Columbus
2007
Everything abstract is ultimately part of the concrete. Everything inanimate finally serves the living. That is why every activity dealing in abstraction stands in ultimate service to a living whole. ~ Edith Stein (born 12 October 1891)
2008
The concept which assumes that everything in the Church is irrevocably set for all times appears to me to be a false one. It would be naive to disregard that the Church has a history; the Church is a human institution and like all things human, was destined to change and evolve; likewise, its development takes place often in the form of struggles. ~ Edith Stein
2009

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

Suggestions

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ~ Aleister Crowley

  • 3 Kalki 08:55, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will. ~ Aleister Crowley

  • 3 Kalki 08:55, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle. ~ Aleister Crowley

  • 4 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 08:55, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

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

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

As a bricklayer I tried to build my walls straight, as a policeman I tried to arrest criminals, and as a judge I tried to bring people to trial when there was good reason to do so. ~ Antonio Di Pietro

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 01:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)