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"At the dances I was one of the most untiring and gayest. One evening a cousin of Sasha, a young boy, took me aside. With a grave face, as if he were about to announce the death of a dear comrade, he whispered to me that it did not behoove an agitator to dance. Certainly not with such reckless abandon, anyway. It was undignified for one who was on the way to become a force in the anarchist movement. My frivolity would only hurt the Cause.
I grew furious at the impudent interference of the boy. I told him to mind his own business. I was tired of having the Cause constantly thrown into my face. I did not believe that a Cause which stood for a beautiful ideal, for anarchism, for release and freedom from convention and prejudice, should demand the denial of life and joy. I insisted that our Cause could not expect me to become a nun and that the movement would not be turned into a cloister. If it meant that, I did not want it. 'I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things.' Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world— prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own closest comrades I would live my beautiful ideal." ~ ~ Emma Goldman, writing what would later be summarised as "If I can't dance, I don't want to be a part of your revolution!"

This quotation summarises everything I like about Wikiquote: 1. It is accurate, 2. It has wonderful quotations. In a sense, this is why I'm here...

About me

Most of my contact details can be found in my lj.

Addressing me

I respond to "Moshe", "moshe", "moshez", "MosheZ", "MosheZadka","Moshe Zadka" or "MZ". Just don't call me "Moshez". Yes, I am sensitive -- case sensitive.


Interests: I originally came to WQ for the TV shows, and they still occupy a considerable amount of my time. Though no series approaches Buffy, it has a big fandom so I don't spend much time there, ironically. I tried to rescue the Veronica Mars page from deletion (and it seems like I succeeded). Now I try to keep its style consistent and nice.


About Wikiquote

Cleanup efforts in subpages of my user page

Currently on hold

PoV of the Day

  • If you're not using Firefox for WQ, you are considerably outgunned by those who do.

Personal TODO list

  • Finish categorizing all articles.
  • Push through featured article
  • Make sure the shortest "valid" article (not no-intro, not vfd, not disambig) is >200B (AKA Shortpage patrol).


See also: User:MosheZadka/WikiProject welcoming committee

Common formatting errors to fix

  • Using quote marks in people pages
  • Not differentiating into sourced/attributed
  • Using the old Verified header.
  • Using the old == Person == format


  • "It all follows what I think of as the wiki philosophy: ever-decreasing entropy through the patient work of multitudes." ~ Jeff Q

Mailing me

My address is moshez@divmod.com