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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Merry meet, and merry part, and Blessed Be. ~ A pagan expression of blessing.
2005
I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night.

~ Loreena McKennitt ~ (Halloween / All Soul's Night theme)
2006
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

~ John Keats ~ (born October 31, 1795)
2007
There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
Love is the law, love under will.
~ Aleister Crowley ~
2008
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney
2009
Wherein lies happiness? In that which becks
Our ready minds to fellowship divine,
A fellowship with essence; till we shine,
Full alchemiz’d, and free of space. Behold
The clear religion of heaven!

~ John Keats ~
2010
Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.

~ Loreena McKennitt ~ (for a Samhain/All Hallow's Eve/Halloween/All Soul's Night theme)
2011
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!

~ Charity slogan for UNICEF ~

2012
There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.
~ Charles M. Schulz ~
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~ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ~
2013
The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream — he awoke and found it truth.
~ John Keats ~
2014
On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch, then flies through the air to bring toys to all the good little children everywhere. Wouldn't you like to sit with me in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night and wait for the Great Pumpkin?
~ Charles M. Schulz ~
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~ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ~
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.


Suggestions[edit]

Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave
Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;
Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,
Though winning near the goal — yet, do not grieve;
She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!,
~ John Keats

  • 3 InvisibleSun 17:08, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:53, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 16:19, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 13:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Ningauble 14:43, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ~ Aleister Crowley


If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney

  • 2 Zarbon 04:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 16:19, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ UDScott 13:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 14:43, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:17, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men? ~ Natalie Clifford Barney

  • 3 Zarbon 04:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 16:19, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ UDScott 13:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Lyle 20:31, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 (maybe 2.5) Ningauble 14:43, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:17, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney

  • 3 Zarbon 04:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 16:19, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ UDScott 13:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Ningauble 14:43, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:17, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney

  • 2 Zarbon 04:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 16:19, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ UDScott 13:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 14:43, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:17, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me — nothing to make my friends proud of my memory — but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered. ~ John Keats


If I could be a vegetable, I'd be a pumpkin. It's realistically the only vegetable you can use as a weapon, or in any manner of defense.
~ Chris Walla ~
  • 3 Kalki·· 17:07, 27 October 2012 (UTC) with a very strong lean towards 4.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

I don't know how to tell it—but ef such a thing could be
As the angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me —
I'd want to 'commodate 'em—all the whole-indurin' flock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
~ James Whitcomb Riley ~

We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field, goes through every point of pumpkin history.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness ; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
~ Willa Cather ~
  • 3 Kalki·· 17:07, 27 October 2012 (UTC) with a very strong lean towards 4.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
~ Charles M. Schulz ~
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~ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ~

Not again! Writing a letter to a stupid pumpkin?! You make me the laughingstock of the neighborhood! All they talk about is my little brother, who always writes to the Great Pumpkin. You better cut it out right now or I'll pound you!
~ Charles M. Schulz ~
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~ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ~

OH GREAT PUMPKIN, WHERE ARE YOU?!
~ Charles M. Schulz ~
in
~ It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ~

I am here today, I may not be here tomorrow. But the responsibility to look after national interest is on the shoulder of every citizen of India. I have often mentioned this earlier. Nobody knows how many attempts have been made to shoot me, lathis have been used to beat me. In Bhubaneswar itself, a brickbat hit me. They have attacked me in every possible manner. I do not care whether I live or die. I have lived a long life and I am proud that I spend the whole of my life in the service of my people. I am only proud of this and nothing else. I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it. ~ Indira Gandhi. On her death anniversary on 31 October

  • 4 Nvvchar (talk) 16:34, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki·· 21:54, 30 October 2014 (UTC) but thus far a very weak 2, as I generally much prefer quotes for Halloween on this date.

Boasting a rich, complex history rooted in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and vast commercial enterprise...Drawing on a fascinating array of sources, from classical history to Hollywood films,... it emerged from the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer's end), picked up elements of the Christian Hallowtide (All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day), arrived in North America as an Irish and Scottish festival, and evolved into an unofficial but large-scale holiday by the early 20th century...Halloween is the definitive history of the most bewitching day of the year, illuminating the intricate history and shifting cultural forces behind this enduring trick-or-treat holiday. ~ Nicholas Rogers