October 12

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. ~ Christopher Reeve
2005
Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle, and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. ~ Kristen Bell as "Veronica" in Veronica Mars episode "Meet John Smith" (originally aired 12 October 2004)
2006
I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south. ~ Christopher Columbus
2007
Everything abstract is ultimately part of the concrete. Everything inanimate finally serves the living. That is why every activity dealing in abstraction stands in ultimate service to a living whole. ~ Edith Stein (born 12 October 1891)
2008
The concept which assumes that everything in the Church is irrevocably set for all times appears to me to be a false one. It would be naive to disregard that the Church has a history; the Church is a human institution and like all things human, was destined to change and evolve; likewise, its development takes place often in the form of struggles. ~ Edith Stein
2009
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ~ Aleister Crowley
2010
I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle. ~ Aleister Crowley
2011
Everywhere the need exists for maternal sympathy and help, and thus we are able to recapitulate in the one word motherliness that which we have developed as the characteristic value of woman. Only, the motherliness must be that which does not remain within the narrow circle of blood relations or of personal friends; but in accordance with the model of the Mother of Mercy, it must have its root in universal divine love for all who are there, belabored and burdened. ~ Edith Stein
2012
The true Christian is not obliged to renounce the things of this world or to lessen his natural abilities. On the contrary, inasmuch as he incorporates them into his normal life in a disciplined manner, he develops and perfects them; he thereby ennobles the natural life itself, supplying efficacious values to it not only of the spiritual and eternal world but also of the material and earthly world.
~ Edith Stein ~
2013
The motive, principle, and end of the religious life is to make an absolute gift of self to God in a self-forgetting love, to end one's own life in order to make room for God's life.
~ Edith Stein ~
2014 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

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

Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. ~ Aleister Crowley

  • 3 Kalki 08:55, 10 October 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 04:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 03:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 03:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 03:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

As a bricklayer I tried to build my walls straight, as a policeman I tried to arrest criminals, and as a judge I tried to bring people to trial when there was good reason to do so. ~ Antonio Di Pietro

  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 03:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. ... Knowing nothing and fearing everything, they rant and rave and riot like so many maniacs. The subject does not matter. Any idea which gives them an excuse of getting excited will serve. They look for a victim to chivy, and howl him down, and finally lynch him in a sheer storm of sexual frenzy which they honestly imagine to be moral indignation, patriotic passion or some equally avowable emotion. ~ Aleister Crowley


Intolerance is evidence of impotence. ~ Aleister Crowley


The cause of human sectarianism is not lack of sympathy in thought, but in speech; and this it is our not unambitious design to remedy. ~ Aleister Crowley


To practice black magic you have to violate every principle of science, decency, and intelligence. You must be obsessed with an insane idea of the importance of the petty object of your wretched and selfish desires.
I have been accused of being a "black magician." No more foolish statement was ever made about me. I despise the thing to such an extent that I can hardly believe in the existence of people so debased and idiotic as to practice it. ~ Aleister Crowley

  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 00:58, 9 October 2011 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 03:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

The imperturbability of the Church resides in her ability to harmonize the unconditional preservation of eternal truths with an unmatchable elasticity of adjustment to the circumstances and challenges of changing times. ~ Edith Stein



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