June 7

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. ~ Euripides
2005
Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks (born 7 June 1917)
2006
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)
2007
Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical guise.

~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2008
A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ~ Paul Gauguin (born 7 June 1848)
2009
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.)
2010
Art hurts. Art urges voyages — and it is easier to stay at home. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
2011
A time will come when people will think I am a myth, or rather something the newspapers have made up. ~ Paul Gauguin
2012
Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2013
The world can only be redeemed through action — movement — motion. Uncoerced, unbribed, and unbought, humanity will move toward the light.
~ Alice Moore Hubbard ~
2014
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 ~
2015
As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2016
It is brave to be involved
To be not fearful to be unresolved.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2017
we are each other's
harvest:
we are each other's
business:
we are each other's
magnitude and bond
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2018
Wherever life can grow, it will.
It will sprout out,
and do the best it can.
I give you what I have.
You don’t get all your questions answered in this world.
How many answers shall be found
in the developing world of my Poem?
I don’t know. Nevertheless I put my Poem,
which is my life, into your hands, where it will do the best it can.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~
2019 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used. (This is the utmost ranking and should be used only for one quote at a time, per person, for each date.)
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.


Suggestions[edit]

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)
  • 2 I do not like the quote enough to give it a three, but I disagree with Kalki. Quotes can be childish and bad-tempered and not admirable yet still meaningful. I think that we should choose quotes based on whether or not we believe that they contain a message that others should see. Unless a quote is especially profane, I usually will not give it a one simply for being "...a bit too petulant...". J.A.R.N.Y.|🗣️|📧 18:53, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. ~ Ronald Reagan. (Anniversary of Reagan's nomination to governor of California. Variant of this quote was said during the California Gubernatorial Inauguration Speech)


My Poem is life, and not finished.
It shall never be finished.
My Poem is life, and can grow.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~