August 21

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
The barge she sat in, like a burnishd throne, burnd on the water; the poop was beaten gold, purple the sails, and so perfumed, that the winds were love-sick with them, the oars were silver, which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made the water which they beat to follow faster, as amorous of their strokes. For her own person, it beggard all description ~ "Enobarbus" on Cleapatra, in Antony and Cleopatra Act II sc. ii by William Shakespeare
2004
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. ~ Thomas Carlyle
2005
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart.

~ Jackie DeShannon ~ (born 21 August 1944)
2006
Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and vileness, and enjoy it to the full. ~ Leon Trotsky (died 21 August 1940)
2007
Another day goes by
Still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart.

~ Jackie DeShannon ~
2008
A means can be justified only by its end. But the end in its turn needs to be justified. ~ Leon Trotsky
2009
People ask me... "What do you still bring from Hawaii? How does it affect your character, how does it affect your politics?" I try to explain to them something about the Aloha Spirit. I try to explain to them this basic idea that we all have obligations to each other, that we're not alone, that if we see somebody who's in need we should help... that we look out for one another, that we deal with each other with courtesy and respect, and most importantly, that when you come from Hawaii, you start understanding that what's on the surface, what people look like — that doesn't determine who they are.
And that the power and strength of diversity, the ability of people from everywhere ... whether they're black or white, whether they're Japanese-Americans or Korean-Americans or Filipino-Americans or whatever they are, they are just Americans, that all of us can work together and all of us can join together to create a better country.
And it's that spirit, that I'm absolutely convinced, is what America is looking for right now. ~ Barack Obama (A quote of a statement about Hawaii, using one of the most famous of Hawaiian words, made by the first US president to be born in Hawaii, for the 50th anniversary of the Statehood of the 50th US State, "The Aloha State.")
2010
The night was long and dark and just
Another dagger to my trust.
I thrust it in until I bleed
I wiped my point for you to see.

And anyway,
It's over now.
Nothing left to say.

I don't know why,
I don't care how,
It's over anyway.

~ Alicia Witt ~ (born 21 August 1975)

2011
Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other. ~ Leon Trotsky
2012
I have no respect for people who deliberately try to be weird to attract attention, but if that's who you honestly are, you shouldn't try to "normalize yourself".
~ Alicia Witt ~
2013 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


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Until the Yom Kippur War, in 1973, until then Israel didn't have a chance but to fight for her life. We were attacked five times, outgunned, outnumbered, on a small piece of land, and our main challenge was to remain alive. ~ Shimon Peres (b. August 21, 1923)

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07:04, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment: It's not my fault Peres's birthday is one day after the finalization of the Oslo Accords! :) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07:04, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 3, but I'd say use 1 or the other but not both, we shouldn't have 2 days relating to Israel v Palestine.
  • 1 Zarbon 15:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki (talk · contributions) 01:26, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Socialism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen. ~ Leon Trotsky, died this day.

  • 3 AllanHainey 12:00, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 15:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:14, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Kalki (talk · contributions) 22:00, 18 August 2011 (UTC) —with information presently avaliable, this does not seem to be a quote of Trotsky but a paraphrase or summary assessment of his attitudes. * 2 Kalki (talk · contributions) 01:26, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain—at least in a poor country like Russia—and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect. ~ Leon Trotsky, died this day


Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here. ~ Vice President Dan Quayle; Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state on 21 August 1959

  • 3 ~ Jeff Q (talk) 17:18, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 4 Sveden 13:22, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 16:58, 20 August 2006 (UTC) If we do honor Hawaii, perhaps on the 50th anniversary of its statehood in 2009, I would hope it would be with something more than Quayle's fumblings.
  • 1 Zarbon 15:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 22:14, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 01:28, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I can feel a something pounding in my brain
Just any time that someone speaks your name
Trumpets sound and I hear thunder boom
Every time that you walk in the room.

~ Jackie DeShannon ~

  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:14, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 01:28, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Friend, I haven't a dollar in the world, but if thee knows a fugitive who needs a breakfast, send him to me. ~ Thomas Garrett

  • 2 Zarbon 15:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:14, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:19, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 01:28, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Strategic missiles are precisely the weapons which can deliver a decisive blow against the enemy's primary targets — his armed forces, and first of all, his strategic nuclear attack weapons. As a result of such a strike, the political objectives of a war can be attained in the first days of the conflict. ~ Sergei Biriuzov

  • 3 Zarbon 15:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:14, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 23:19, 20 August 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 0.
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 01:28, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Everything was okay, as long as I could dream.
Its amazing, really, the difference between having a dream and not having any left that can come true. It's the difference between living and dying. ~ Alicia Witt (born 21 August 1975)


I like to play any character that allows me the freedom to explore it and teach the audience something they didn't know, and show them a journey they identify with... or be inspired, or moved. Anything that touches someone's heart is important for me. ~ Alicia Witt (born 21 August 1975)



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