January 24

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2005
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. ~ Albert Einstein
2006
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.

~ William Congreve (born 24 January 1670)
2007
Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. ~ Sharon Tate (born 24 January 1943)
2008
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. ~ Edith Wharton (born 24 January 1862)
2009
There are two ways of spreading light: to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it.

~ Edith Wharton ~
2010
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. ~ Edith Wharton
2011
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.

~ William Congreve ~
2012
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. ~ William Congreve
2013
I'm searching for a heart,
Searching everyone.
They say love conquers all.
You can't start it like a car,
You can't stop it with a gun.
~ Warren Zevon ~
2014
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
~ Edith Wharton ~
2015 
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Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn’t pay off. — (Warren Zevon b. 1/24/47 - d. 9/7/03 interview on "Late Show with David Letterman")

  • - Naglem 17:44, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC) But cut down to begin with "I might have made a tactical error..."
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them & invent others that (one is fairly sure) don't exist — or exist in a less measure. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Enjoy every sandwich. ~ Warren Zevon

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:10, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


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