User:Jeffq/Experiments/QotD: March/9

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Quotes of the day from previous years:


The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May. ~ Sir Thomas Malory


~ Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy ~

  • This is a misattribution. "Don't panic" was taken from Mr Jones the butcher in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army! (comment from IP 11:34, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
    • It is a simple statement, no doubt used by others even before either case, but now is far more famous as used by Douglas Adams as the phrase on the cover of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. ~ Kalki 23:15, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I react pragmatically. Where the market works, I'm for that. Where the government is necessary, I'm for that. I'm deeply suspicious of somebody who says, "I'm in favor of privatization," or, "I'm deeply in favor of public ownership." I'm in favor of whatever works in the particular case. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith (recent death)


… I will be a sham, but not a snob. I will let every man, woman, or child, no matter how greedy or wicked, claim to have a personal relationship with me. In other words, I will be as arbitrary, inconsistent, ignorant, pushy, and common as humans are, and what more have they ever wanted in a god? ~ the "small god"; "The Visitor" (2002) by Sheri S. Tepper (born March 1, 1968)

In contrast to my husband, I can pronounce the word nuclear. ~ Laura Welch Bush (March 1, 2005 speech)