July 27

day of the year

Quotes of the day from previous years:

I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. ~ Paul Wolfowitz
When I was a kid my parents used to tell me: "Don't go near the cellar door, Emo!" One day when they were away, I went to the door and opened it... and I saw birds and trees... ~ Emo Philips
From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends. ~ Hilaire Belloc (born 27 July 1870)
In soft deluding lies let fools delight. A shadow marks our days, which end in Night. ~ Hilaire Belloc
A heart, a heart that hurts, is a heart, a heart that works. ~ Juliana Hatfield (born 27 July 1967)
It was my shame, and now it is my boast, That I have loved you rather more than most. ~ Hilaire Belloc
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~ Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
I've been sleeping through my life
Now I'm waking up
And I want to stand in the sunshine
I have never been ecstatic
Had a flower but it never bloomed
In the darkness of my wasted youth
It was hiding in the shadows
Learning to become invisible
Uncover me.

~ Juliana Hatfield ~

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~ Hilaire Belloc
Write as the wind blows and command all words like an army!
~ Hilaire Belloc ~
The thing about dancers is they're a certain breed. You don't do it to become rich and famous, you don't do it to have a really long career or to be the star, you do it because you can't imagine your life not doing it.
~ Cat Deeley ~

Triumphal arch, that fill'st the sky
When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
To teach me what thou art. —

Still seem, as to my childhood's sight,
A midway station given,
For happy spirits to alight,
Betwixt the earth and heaven.

~ Thomas Campbell ~

I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.

And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.

~ John Donne ~
In a word, the Barbarian is discoverable everywhere in this that he cannot make; that he can befog or destroy, but that he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilisation exactly that has been true.
We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid.
We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us: we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile.
~ Hilaire Belloc ~
There was silence deep as death,
And the boldest held his breath,
For a time.
~ Thomas Campbell ~
Of courtesy it is much less
Than courage of heart or holiness
Yet in my walks it seems to me
That the Grace of God is in courtesy.
~ Hilaire Belloc ~
There's a hole in the sky
I stood and stared
I feel it inside what isn't there
The children are lost we can't find them anywhere
Hole in the sky
I'm crying still crying for you.
~ Juliana Hatfield ~

I'm a goddess in your eyes, and I will never die.
I was born of people's needs, and what they don't wanna believe.
But I am a liar, that's the truth, go home and think it through.
That's the harm in mystery, all you know is what you see.

I got no idols.

~ Juliana Hatfield ~

Methinks, thy jubilee to keep,
The first-made anthem rang
On earth deliver'd from the deep,
And the first poet sang.

Nor ever shall the Muse's eye
Unraptured greet thy beam:
Theme of primeval prophecy,
Be still the poet's theme!

~ Thomas Campbell ~
What a life, you wear it like propriety
What a life, you do it like you really mean it
What a life, I watch it like a scary movie
What a life, what a life, what a life.
~ Juliana Hatfield ~

Oh, I love you
God, I love you
I'd kill a dragon for you.
I'll die
But I will rise
And I will return
The Phoenix from the flame
I have learned.
I will rise
And you'll see me return
Being what I am
There is no other Troy
For me to burn.
~ Sinéad O'Connor ~
  • proposed by Kalki; in regard of her recent death.
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Hello Fry, I am...[stops mid-sentence, throws multi-sided dice]...pleased to meet you" (Gary Gygax, born that day, voicing himself on Futurama)

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 10:02, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 121a0012 June 28, 2005 02:36 (UTC) (I've never seen a single-sided die.)
  • 1 because there are hundreds if not thousands of better Futurama quotes. Zarbon 14:32, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Quamquam haec severa matromonia. -- Tacitus

  • However there the marriage is serious
  • 3 Aphaia (very personal preference, this day is our marriage day ;-)
  • 1 Zarbon 14:32, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game. ~ Gary Gygax

The books I write because I want to read them, the games because I want to play them, and stories I tell because I find them exciting personally. ~ Gary Gygax

Oh! once the harp of Innisfail
Was strung full high to notes of gladness;
But yet it often told a tale
Of more prevailing sadness. ~ Thomas Campbell

By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
Each horseman drew his battle blade,
And furious every charger neighed
To join the dreadful revelry.

Then shook the hills with thunder riven,
Then rushed the steed to battle driven,
And louder than the bolts of heaven
Far flashed the red artillery.

~ Thomas Campbell ~

  • 2 Kalki 22:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3
  • 2 Zarbon 18:25, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

The combat deepens. On, ye brave,
Who rush to glory, or the grave!

~ Thomas Campbell ~

  • 2 Kalki 22:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3, or eventual 4
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:15, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:25, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Anchorites used to ill-treat themselves in the way they did, so that the common people would not begrudge them the beatitude they would enjoy in heaven. ~ Cesare Pavese

  • 3 Suffering, goodness and heaven, important themes in Pavese; and witty. Nemo 14:07, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
  • 2 ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 21:35, 6 July 2012 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 16:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Reach inside carefully.
Feel my psyche.
Make it last.
Put this moment under glass.
~ Juliana Hatfield ~