October 9

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. ~ Groucho Marx
I think the ultimate sense of security will be when we come to recognize that we are all part of one human race. Our primary allegiance is to the human race and not to one particular color or border. ~ Mohamed ElBaradei, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

~ John Lennon ~ (born 9 October 1940)

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon
Builders and warriors, strengthen the steps.
Reader, if you have not grasped — read again,
after a while.
The predestined is not accidental,
The leaves fall in their time.
And winter is but the harbinger of spring.
All is revealed; all is attainable.

~ Nicholas Roerich ~ (born 9 October 1874)
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn't matter much to me.

~ John Lennon ~

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.

All you need is love.
~ John Lennon ~

Cease speaking of enemies when an achievement can kindle a great light. Solitude will transmit the message better than the murmurs of crowds. ~ Nicholas Roerich
Christ said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." And the Indians say that and the Zen people say that. We're all God. I'm not a god or the God, but we're all God and we're all potentially divine — and potentially evil. We all have everything within us and the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh and within us, and if you look hard enough you'll see it.
~ John Lennon ~
We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NUTOPIA.
Citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of NUTOPIA.
NUTOPIA has no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people.
NUTOPIA has no laws other than cosmic.
All people of NUTOPIA are ambassadors of the country.
As two ambassadors of NUTOPIA, we ask for diplomatic immunity and recognition in the United Nations of our country and our people.
~ John Lennon & Yoko Ono ~
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil.
Doing the mind guerrilla,
Some call it magic — the search for the grail.
Love is the answer and you know that for sure.
Love is a flower, you got to let it — you got to let it grow.
~ John Lennon ~
I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can … But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
~ John Lennon ~
The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishops Gate
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flies through the ring don't be late
Messrs. K and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry the Horse dances the waltz!
~ John Lennon ~
You say you want a revolution,
Well, you know, we all want to change the world...
But when you talk about destruction,
Don't you know that you can count me out.
~ John Lennon ~
History moves in contradictions. The skeleton of historic existence, the economic structure of society, also develops in contradictions. Forms eternally follow forms. Everything has only a passing being. The dynamic force of life creates the new over and over again — such is the law inherent in reality.
~ Nikolai Bukharin ~
From everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve for anything secret or bad.
~ Ivo Andrić ~
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Everyone you meet
~ John Lennon ~
We are dissipating superstition, ignorance and fear. We are forging courage, will and knowledge.
Every striving toward enlightenment is welcome. Every prejudice, caused by ignorance, is exposed.
~ Nicholas Roerich ~
One must manifest discipline of spirit; without it one cannot become free. To the slave discipline of spirit will be a prison; to the liberated one it will be a wondrous healing garden. So long as the discipline of spirit is as fetters the doors are closed, for in fetters one cannot ascend the steps.
One may understand the discipline of spirit as wings.
Whosoever will comprehend the discipline of spirit as illumination of the future worlds is already prepared.
~ Nicholas Roerich ~
To everything in this world there comes an end; there even comes an end to the torments suffered in those intermediate states of transition when the last secret tear of one's soul is bitterly swallowed, and the crisis passes, resolving itself into some new sort of phase, which even as it comes into existence is fated in turn to pass away, to disappear in the eternal changing of the times and seasons.
~ Nikolai Bukharin ~
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We're more popular than Jesus now. ~ John Lennon (date of birth)

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 23:14, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ Kalki 21:36, 8 October 2005 (UTC) A famous quote, but one that Lennon himself stated was readily taken the wrong way by many people. If this is eventually used I would prefer to extend it for context:
I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 16:57, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:08, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them. ~ Ivo Andric

  • 2 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

What can and doesn't have to be always, at the end, surrenders to something that has to be. ~ Ivo Andric

  • 2 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

What doesn't hurt - is not life; what doesn't pass - is not happiness. ~ Ivo Andric

  • 3 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

When I am not desperate, I am worthless. ~ Ivo Andric

  • 2 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear. ~ Ivo Andric

  • 2 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC) with a VERY strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

The evolution of the New Era rests on the cornerstone of Knowledge and Beauty. ~ Nicholas Roerich

  • 2 Zarbon 14:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 Lyle 17:02, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~ John Lennon

There are no problems, only solutions. ~ John Lennon

Christ, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going,
they're going to crucify me.
~ John Lennon

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you
~ John Lennon

That's part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don't know how to handle humor. ~ John Lennon

Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace. Violence begets violence. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together. You're all geniuses and you're all beautiful. You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace. Think peace, live peace, and breathe peace and you'll get it as soon as you like. ~ John Lennon