September 8

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

Dare to be naïve. ~ Buckminster Fuller
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. ~ George Eliot
Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give. ~ David O. McKay, (born 8 September 1873)
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. ~ Peter Sellers
I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything. ~ Luciano Pavarotti (recent death)
Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.
In the great hour of destiny they stand,
Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.

~ Siegfried Sassoon (born September 8, 1886)
What voice revisits me this night? What face
To my heart’s room returns?
From the perpetual silence where the grace
Of human sainthood burns
Hastes he once more to harmonise and heal?
I know not. Only I feel
His influence undiminished
And his life’s work, in me and many, unfinished.

~ Siegfried Sassoon ~

Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
And something to fear
And I try so hard to keep it inside
So no one can hear.

"Hush, hush, keep it down now.
Voices carry."

~ Aimee Mann ~ (born 8 September 1960)

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle! ~ Peter Sellers
There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed.
~ Peter Sellers ~
I like to watch.
~ Peter Sellers as "Chance" ~
~ Being There ~

Like Peter Pan, or Superman,
You have come... to save me.
Come on and save me...

Why don't you save me?
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks…
Who could never love anyone.

~ Aimee Mann‎‎ ~
You're sure
There's a cure.
And you have finally found it.
You think
One drink
Will shrink you 'til you're underground
And living down.
But it's not going to stop.
It's not going to stop.
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up.
~ Aimee Mann‎‎ ~
~ Magnolia ~

When you’re a charmer
the world applauds
they don’t know that secretly charmers
feel like they’re frauds

When you’re a charmer
you hate yourself
a victim of sideshow hypnosis
like everyone else.

~ Aimee Mann ~

I don't know how to break the news, but
It's pretty clear you'll be asked to choose between
What you lack and what you excuse
In this tug of war
You can't say that they didn't warn you
Though you'd rather that they just ignore you
Cause your devices are not working for you anymore.

What you want, you don't know
You're with stupid now.

~ Aimee Mann ~

Though you pay for the hands they're shaking
The speeches and the mistakes they're making
As they struggle with the undertaking
Of simple thought.

What you want, you don't know
You're with stupid now.
What you know, you don't want to know
You're with stupid now.

~ Aimee Mann ~
Little tornado
You and the hurricane
Close your eyes and go campaign
Make it go faster
Baby go faster
Make it go twice the speed of you and me
~ Aimee Mann ~
Donald Trump is the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country and he must be defeated.
Tragically, we have a president today who is a pathological liar and who is running a corrupt administration. He clearly does not understand the Constitution of the United States and thinks that he is a president who is above the law. In my view, he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot, and he must be defeated, and I will do everything in my power to make that happen.
~ Bernie Sanders ~
Literature endures, like the universal spirit,
And its breath becomes a part of the vitals of all men.
~ Li Shangyin ~
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.


You have to live before you die, or you'll die before you live. ~ Peter Sellers (date of birth)

  • 0 Kalki 20:49, 7 September 2009 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 16:28, 7 September 2005 (UTC) I would rank this higher, with a 3, or even a 4, but it is not sourced, and I have not yet found much to go on definitely tying it or anything like it to Sellers.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 15:39, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 22:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I look in your eyes
I realize what you've sold me
is love in a vacuum.
Love in a vacuum.

~ Aimee Mann ~

  • 3 Kalki 20:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:24, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 14:50, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

It was imperative to strike before we were struck by this overwhelming force in a hand-to-hand fight, which we could not probably have withstood or survived. At that crisis, I ordered the bayonet. The word was enough. ~ Joshua Chamberlain (born 8 September 1828)