June 9

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. ~ David Hume
2005
There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but — the content of the role itself — I find there are many roles. ~ Anne Bancroft (recent death)
2006
When you were born in this world
Everyone laughed while you cried
Conduct not yourself in manner such
That they laugh when you are gone.

~ Kabir (à propos of recent death of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi)
2007
What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?

~ Cole Porter ~
2008
Be a clown, be a clown,
All the world loves a clown.
Act the fool, play the calf,
And you'll always have the last laugh.
~ Cole Porter ~
2009
In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
But now, Heaven knows,
Anything goes.

~ Cole Porter ~
2010
Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above.
Don't fence me in.
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don't fence me in.

Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in.

~ Cole Porter ~

2011
I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in

~ Cole Porter ~
2012
One thing most of us agree on is that the universe exists (people who deny that usually follow some trade other than science), so if some theoretical particle interaction would lead ultimately to the nonexistence of the universe, then you can save a lot of electricity by not trying to demonstrate it.
~ Joe Haldeman ~
2013
This rule I propose,
Always have an ace in the hole.

Always try to arrive at
Having an ace some place private.

Always have an ace in the hole.

~ Cole Porter ~
2014 
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I get no kick from champagne.
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all,
So tell me why it should be true
That I get a kick out of you? ~ Cole Porter


They say that spring
Means just one thing
To little lovebirds.
We're not above birds,
Lets misbehave.
~ Cole Porter ~

So kiss me Kate,
Thou lovely loon,
E'er we start on our honeymoon.
~ Cole Porter ~

Be the poor silly ass
And you'll always travel first class.
Give 'em quips, give 'em fun,
And they'll pay to say you're A–1.
If you become a farmer, you've the weather to buck.
If become a gambler you'll be struck with your luck.
But jack you'll never lack if you can quack like a duck.
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown.
~ Cole Porter ~

It must be fun to be you
And play with love as you do
To treat each new romance
As merely one more dance
Or just another book to glance through
It must be fun to acquire
Whatever heart you desire,
And when you're bored with it
To tear it in two,
It must be fun to be you.
~ Cole Porter ~

You are my fav'rite star,
My haven in heaven above,
You are ev'rything I love.
~ Cole Porter ~

Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
~ Joseph Welch ~