September 25

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. ~ Blaise Pascal
Between grief and nothing I will take grief. ~ William Faulkner (born 25 September 1897)
No battle is ever won... They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. ~ William Faulkner
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them. ~ Christopher Reeve (born 25 September 1952)
The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail. ~ William Faulkner (date of birth)
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist's way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass. ~ William Faulkner
No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual’s individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol — cross or crescent or whatever — that symbol is man’s reminder of his duty inside the human race. ~ William Faulkner
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. ~ William Faulkner
When the first Superman movie came out, I gave dozens of interviews to promote it. The most frequent question was: What is a hero? My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences. Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.
~ Christopher Reeve ~
I believe that the justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.
~ Glenn Gould ~
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A painting is not about an experience. It is an experience. ~ Mark Rothko

  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:20, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:43, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 N6n 16:13, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  • 2.5 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one. ~ Michael Madsen

  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:20, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:43, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2.5 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The prerequisite of contrapuntal art, more conspicuous in the work of Bach than in that of any other composer, is an ability to conceive a priori of melodic identities which when transposed, inverted, made retrograde, or transformed rhythmically will yet exhibit, in conjunction with the original subject matter, some entirely new but completely harmonious profile. ~ Glenn Gould

  • 3 Kalki 21:00, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The trouble begins when we start to be so impressed by the strategies of our systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it. ~ Glenn Gould

  • 3 Kalki 21:00, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have — and you don’t have to be a "Superman" to do it. ~ Christopher Reeve

  • 3 Kalki 21:00, 23 September 2009 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The past is never dead. It's not even past. ~ William Faulkner