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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
selected by Kalki2005
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness. ~ Julia Ward Howe (born 27 May 1819)
selected by Kalki2006
Don't start an argument with somebody who has a microphone when you don't. They'll make you look like chopped liver. ~ Harlan Ellison (born 27 May 27 1934)
selected by Kalki2007
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on.  ~ Julia Ward Howe ~
selected by Kalki2008
Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment. ~ Harlan Ellison
proposed by Kalki2009
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction. ~ Rachel Carson
proposed by Zarbon2010
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build. ~ Julia Ward Howe
proposed by Zarbon2011
This is a test. Take notes. This will count as 3/4 of your final grade. Hints: remember, in chess, kings cancel each other out and cannot occupy adjacent squares, are therefore all-powerful and totally powerless, cannot affect each other, produce stalemate. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion; the sect of Atman worships the divine spark of life within Man; in effect saying, "Thou art God." Provisos of equal time are not served by one viewpoint having media access to two hundred million people in prime time while opposing viewpoints are provided with a soapbox on the corner. Not everyone tells the truth. ~ Harlan Ellison ~
proposed by Kalki2012
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== Suggestions ==
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. ~ Henry Kissinger (born May 27)

2 Zarbon 06:00, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
2 Kalki 16:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
2 InvisibleSun 23:07, 26 May 2009 (UTC)There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. ~ Henry Kissinger

3 as if the crisis would wait for people's comfort. Nice, comedic in a way. Zarbon 06:00, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
2 Kalki 16:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Behind all music we ought to try and catch that noiseless tone thats made for us, the melody of death. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Céline (born May 27)

2 Zarbon 06:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
1 Kalki 16:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Fate towers so high above us, the squall carries us off like fleas in the water. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Céline (born May 27)

3 because I love all sayings dealing with the inescapability of fate, also the inevitable fate, that which is portrayed in Greek tragedy, one of my favorite ideological perspectives. Zarbon 06:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
1 Kalki 16:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC)The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy... ~ Georges Rouault

3 Zarbon 04:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
2 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC) 3 Kalki 16:40, 26 May 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
3 InvisibleSun 23:07, 26 May 2009 (UTC)The old masters are perfect and admirable examples, on condition that we remember that the spirit gives life and the letter kills, and that even the best pastiche is inferior to the harmonious stammering or incoherence of a child trying to speak. ~ Georges Rouault

3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC)The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions. ~ Georges Rouault

3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC)The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas. ~ Georges Rouault

3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC), with a lean toward 4.3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 18:11, 26 May 2014 (UTC)