User:Jeffq/Experiments/QotD: June/22

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2004 : How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. ~ Niels Bohr

2005 : The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient... Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach — waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • 4 Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!'" - Vizzini, The Princess Bride

Rationale: On June 22, Nazi Germany began w:Operation Barbarossa -- got into a land war an Asia, a major turning point in WWII.
  • 3 MosheZadka 00:12, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2. I love this quote, but my fellow Americans might question which nation's mistakes are being celebrated here, especially if followed in 4 days by the Malraux quote. Jeff Q (talk) 10:45, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 One of my favorites from the movie, I remember laughing out loud at its perfect delivery, but I don't feel it makes a great QotD. ~ Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I suggest:

  • "The US has broken the second rule of war. That is, don't go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don't march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself."

Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery as it seems a little more relevant to w:Operation Barbarossa. Also I added it myselfAllanHainey 12:53, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • 3 Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • 3 Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • 3 Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)