June 7

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. ~ Euripides
Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks (born 7 June 1917)
Nature has mysterious infinities and imaginative power. It is always varying the productions it offers to us. The artist himself is one of nature's means. ~ Paul Gauguin (born 7 June 1848)
Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical guise.

~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ~ Paul Gauguin (born 7 June 1848)
Our earth is round, and, among other things, that means that you and I can hold completely different points of view and both be right. The difference of our positions will show stars in your window I cannot even imagine. Your sky may burn with light, while mine, at the same moment, spreads beautiful to darkness. Still we must choose how we separately corner the circling universe of our experience. Once chosen, our cornering will determine the message of any star and darkness we encounter. ~ June Jordan
  • proposed by Kalki (originally suggested with an attribution of Gwendolyn Brooks, but soon after it was selected this was determined to be a long standing misattribution, and the correct attribution was made.)
Art hurts. Art urges voyages — and it is easier to stay at home. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
A time will come when people will think I am a myth, or rather something the newspapers have made up. ~ Paul Gauguin
Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
The world can only be redeemed through action — movement — motion. Uncoerced, unbribed, and unbought, humanity will move toward the light.
~ Alice Moore Hubbard ~
Teaching is successful only as it causes people to think for themselves. What the teacher thinks matters little; what he makes the child think matters much.
~ Alice Moore Hubbard ~
As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
It is brave to be involved
To be not fearful to be unresolved.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
we are each other's
we are each other's
we are each other's
magnitude and bond
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
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0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


No one wants my painting because it is different from other people's — peculiar, crazy public that demands the greatest possible degree of originality on the painter's part and yet won't accept him unless his work resembles that of the others! ~ Paul Gauguin (born June 7, 1848)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 12:53, 6 June 2006 (UTC) I understand his sentiments, but this seems a bit too petulant to be entirely admirable.
  • 2 Zarbon 13:23, 23 April 2008 (UTC)