March 17

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Try to have a good day today, wherever you are, whatever you do, whoever is near, if no one is near. Try to be happy, because you may not see tomorrow. There is someone this morning, who didn't wake up, who will never see this day. Try to feel lucky that this is not you. ~ Margaret Cho
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2005
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire. ~ Saint Patrick (died 17 March 1493; St. Patrick's Day)
2006
Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. ~ "V" in V for Vendetta (opened 17 March 2006)
2007
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.

~ Nat King Cole ~ (born 17 March 1919)
2008
Let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, who knew everything, even before the beginning of time. ~ Saint Patrick
2009
Man dwells apart, though not alone,
He walks among his peers unread;
The best of thoughts which he hath known
For lack of listeners are not said.

~ Jean Ingelow ~
2010
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

~ Saint Patrick ~
2011
That truth-is-stranger-than-fiction factor keeps getting jacked up on us on a fairly regular, maybe even exponential, basis. I think that's something peculiar to our time. I don't think our grandparents had to live with that. ~ William Gibson (17 March 1948)
2012
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me. ~ Saint Patrick
2013
I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that "all that I am," I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.
~ Saint Patrick ~
2014
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…
~ William Gibson ~
2015 
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.


SuggestionsEdit

Reign, and keep life in this our deep desire
Our only greatness is that we aspire.
~ Jean Ingelow

  • 2 Zarbon 20:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 20:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

How short our happy days appear!
How long the sorrowful!
~ Jean Ingelow

  • 2 Zarbon 20:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 UDScott 20:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

The good needs fear no law,
It is his safety and the bad man's awe.
~ Philip Massinger (date of death/birth unknown)

  • 3 Zarbon 20:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 20:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Some undone widow sits upon mine arm,
And takes away the use of it; and my sword,
Glued to my scabbard with wronged orphans' tears,
Will not be drawn.
~ Philip Massinger

  • 2 Zarbon 20:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 20:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom!
Translation: O Liberty, how many crimes are committed in thy name! ~ Madame Roland

  • 3 Zarbon 20:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 20:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:55, 16 March 2009 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Ningauble 16:28, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
Through belief in the threeness
Through confession of the Oneness
Towards the creator.

~ Saint Patrick ~

  • 3 Kalki 09:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 02:43, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being. And acceptance of the imperfect nature of being, or possibly the perfect nature of being, depending on how one looks at it. Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it. ~ William Gibson



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