May 13

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. ~ William Faulkner
It behoved that there should be sin — but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. ~ Julian of Norwich (her famous visions occurred on 13 May 1373)
"Fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water'" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. ~ Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light (born 13 May 1937)
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~ Washington Irving (Mother's Day U.S., Canada)
Death and Light are everywhere, always, and they begin, end, strive, attend, into and upon the Dream of the Nameless that is the world, burning words within Samsaara, perhaps to create a thing of beauty. ~ Roger Zelazny in Lord of Light
Not living in fear is a great gift, because certainly these days we do it so much. And do you know what I like about comedy? You can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time — of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid. ~ Stephen Colbert (born May 13, 1964)
Always dying, never dead;
Ever ending, never ended;
Loathed in darkness,
Clothed in light,
He comes, to end a world,
As morning ends the night.

~ Roger Zelazny in Lord of Light
If any such lover be in earth which is continually kept from falling, I know it not: for it was not shewed me. But this was shewed: that in falling and in rising we are ever preciously kept in one Love. ~ Julian of Norwich
The thing that has never happened before is still happening. It is still a miracle.
~ Roger Zelazny ~
~ Lord of Light ~
Things pass, but the essence remains. You sit, therefore, in the midst of a dream. Essence dreams it a dream of form. Forms pass, but the essence remains, dreaming new dreams. Man names these dreams and thinks to have captured the essence, not knowing that he invokes the unreal. These stones, these walls, these bodies you see seated about you are poppies and water and the sun. They are the dreams of the Nameless.
~ Roger Zelazny ~
~ Lord of Light ~
Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity.
~ Julian of Norwich ~
He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end.
~ Julian of Norwich ~
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.


Feast Day of Julian of Norwich in Roman Catholic traditions, and the anniversary date of her visions.

DOB: Georges Braque · Roger Zelazny

I made a great discovery. I don't believe in anything anymore. Objects do not exist for me, except that there is a harmonious relationship among them, and also between them and myself. When one reaches this harmony, one reaches a sort of intellectual void. This was everything becomes possible, everything becomes legitimate, and life is a perpetual revelation. This is true song. ~ Georges Braque (born 1882-05-13)

  • 3 Aphaia
  • 3 Kalki 00:01, 13 May 2007 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4, for the sourced version listed by InvisibleSun below
  • 1 Zarbon 05:13, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3. This quote was unsourced. I sourced it and replaced the unsourced version in the article. The quote now reads: "I have made a great discovery. I no longer believe in anything. Objects don't exist for me except in so far as a rapport exists between them or between them and myself. When one attains this harmony, one reaches a sort of intellectual non-existence — what I can only describe as a sense of peace, which makes everything possible and right. Life then becomes a perpetual revelation. That is true poetry." My vote is then for the sourced quote. - InvisibleSun 07:20, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 AdamKadmon 00:50, 27 November 2010 (UTC) This is solipsistic mush.
Actually I would say it is just the opposite of solipsism — it is a negating of much of the the ego perception, rather than an idolization of it. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 01:10, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Either it possesses a certain element of irrationality itself, like living things, or it is an intelligence of such an order that some of its processes only seem irrational to lesser beings. Either explanation amounts to the same from a practical standpoint. ~ Roger Zelazny Prince of Chaos

  • 3 Aphaia
  • 3 Kalki 00:01, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:13, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2. What is the "it" in the first sentence? - InvisibleSun 07:20, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

He played tune after forbidden tune, and the professional musicians put professional expressions of scorn upon their faces; but beneath the table several feet were tapping in slow time with the music. ~ Roger Zelazny in Lord of Light

God willeth that we endlessly hate the sin and endlessly love the soul, as God loveth it. ~ Julian of Norwich

  • 3 Kalki 00:04, 13 May 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.