January 20

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another ~ Sir Thomas Browne
The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. ~ George W. Bush
I don't understand politics. I don't understand the concept of two sides. And I think that probably there's good on both sides, bad on both sides, and there's a middle ground. But it never seems to come to the middle ground. And it's very frustrating watching it, and seemingly we're not moving forward. ~ David Lynch (born 20 January 1946]
What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one.... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one — which is really the realm of the artist. ~ Federico Fellini (born 20 January 1920)
I love child things because there's so much mystery when you're a child. When you're a child, something as simple as a tree doesn't make sense. You see it in the distance and it looks small, but as you go closer, it seems to grow — you haven't got a handle on the rules when you're a child. We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination. ~ David Lynch
There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there. ~ Barack Obama
To those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope. ~ Barack Obama
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. … It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America.
It's the answer that led those who've been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.
It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment change has come to America. ~ Barack Obama
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography. ~ Federico Fellini (born 20 January 1920)
LordProtect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.
~ Barack Obama ~
Experience is what you get while looking for something else.
~ Federico Fellini ~
There's this beautiful ocean of bliss and consciousness that is able to be reached by any human being by diving within, which is really peaceful and harmonious and can be enlivened by the group process. … This is all about establishing peace. Right now, we gotta get peace back in the world. Peace is a real thing.
~ David Lynch ~
There is no conflict in the absolute universe, but there is conflict in the relative world.
~ Koichi Tohei ~
Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.
~ Donald Trump ~
  • proposed by Kalki in regard to the impending inauguration of Trump as the 45th President of the USA.
There are so many clues and feelings in the world that it makes a mystery and a mystery means there's a puzzle to be solved. Once you think like that you're hooked on probably finding a meaning, and there're many avenues in life where we're given little indications that the mystery can one day be solved. We get little proofs, — not the big proof — but the little proofs that keep us searching.
~ David Lynch ~
I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.
~ David Lynch ~
Every single thing in the world that was made by anyone started with an idea. So to catch one that is powerful enough to fall in love with, it is one of the most beautiful experiences. It's like being jolted with electricity and knowledge at the same time.
~ David Lynch ~
We must restore the soul of America.
Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses.
It is time for our better angels to prevail.
Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe.
And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. … Now, together — on eagle's wings — we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do.
With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.
A nation united.
A nation strengthened.
A nation healed.
The United States of America.
~ Joe Biden ~
One change of attitude would change everything. If everyone realized that it could be a beautiful world and said let's not do these things anymore — let's have fun.
~ David Lynch ~
"It can't happen here" is number one on the list of famous last words.
~ David Crosby ~
  • proposed by Kalki; in regard of his recent death.
Remember we have the potential to make life better for others. In our own small way, we can inspire, mentor, and encourage other women to do great things. So, don’t hold back. Don’t be silent. Don’t give in to fear.
Be bold. Be adventurous. Be yourself. There will always be people who want to tell you what you can do and what you can’t. What is possible and what is not. I know because I have encountered those people throughout my life. Some of them were well meaning. But all of them wanted to limit my potential. Your potential is limitless. Your life — the life you want — is worth fighting for.
So, fight.
~ Nikki Haley ~
  • proposed by Kalki; date of birth.
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Date for official United States presidential inauguration ceremonies

DOB: Joy Adamson · Buzz Aldrin · George Burns · Kellyanne Conway · Jeffrey Epstein · Federico Fellini · Nikki Haley · David Lynch · Bill Maher · Koichi Tohei · Slim Whitman · Fareed Zakaria

A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself. ~ Federico Fellini (born January 20, 1920)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 08:39, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 16:53, 19 January 2007 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 18:31, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 16:27, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 (leaning toward 4) allixpeeke (talk) 00:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets. ~ Federico Fellini (born 20 January 1920)

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. ~ Federico Fellini (born 20 January 1920)

  • 3 Kalki 09:08, 20 January 2007 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 18:31, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 16:27, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:06, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 allixpeeke (talk) 00:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

The values of Western civilization are not just different, they're better. I know a whole generation has been raised on the notion of multiculturalism, that all civilizations are just different. No, not always. Sometimes things are better. Rule of law is better than autocracy and theocracy. Equality of the sexes, better. Protection of minorities, better. Free speech, better. Free elections, better. ~ Bill Maher

  • 3 DanielTom (talk) 20:59, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • 1 ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 18:54, 30 July 2014 (UTC) some things are indeed ALWAYS better, and true pluralism DOES recognize this, and asserts that the IMPLICIT or EXPLICIT bigotry which has so little scope of the ETERNAL struggles of LIGHT LIFE LIBERTY and LOVE everywhere ALWAYS is always something tragic, and sometimes disgusting, especially when it cites TRUE virtues AS IF they were EXCLUSIVE virtues. So it goes Blessings. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 18:54, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • 2 allixpeeke (talk) 00:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I would say that the feminine values are now the values of America; sensitivity is more important than truth; feelings are more important than facts; commitment is more important than individuality; children are more important than people; safety is more important than fun. I always hear women say, "Y'know, married men live longer." Uh, yes, and an indoor cat...also...lives longer. It's a fur-ball with a broken spirit that can only look out on a world it will never enjoy, but it does, technically, live longer. ~ Bill Maher

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
~ Alphonse Karr ~
  • 4 if used in 2017, 2021, 2025, 2029, 2033, 2037, 2041, 2045, etc., 1 if used any other year.  allixpeeke (talk) 00:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • 2 ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 19:23, 8 October 2014 (UTC), with perhaps a lean towards 3 or 4 on some US presidential inauguration years.

The worst thing about this modern world is that people think you get killed on television with zero pain and zero blood. It must enter into kids' heads that it's not very messy to kill somebody, and it doesn't hurt that much. That's a real sickness to me. That's a real sick thing.
~ David Lynch ~