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Quote of the day is a section on the Main Page where a notable quotation is displayed. See Guidelines for an explanation of the selection process.

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Louis Sullivan circa 1895.jpg
Thomas Cole - Architect’s Dream - Google Art Project.jpg
 
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky), interior, baptismal font and stained glass.jpg

It cannot for a moment be doubted that an art work to be alive, to awaken us to its life, to inspire us sooner or later with its purpose, must indeed be animate with a soul, must have been breathed upon by the spirit and must breathe in turn that spirit. It must stand for the actual, vital first-hand experiences of the one who made it, and must represent his deep-down impression not only of physical nature but more especially and necessarily his understanding of the out-working of that Great Spirit which makes nature so intelligible to us that it ceases to be a phantasm and becomes a sweet, a superb, a convincing Reality.

~ Louis Sullivan ~
Phoenix in the philosophers stone.jpg
  BMVB - Ramón López Redondo - Finestra gòtica claustre del monestir de FresdelVal (Burgos) - 903.jpg
Caspar David Friedrich 019.jpg

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Guidelines[edit]

The process of choosing which quotations are displayed on specific days is currently handled by Kalki, the director of this set of pages. If you have any suggestions, requests, questions, or complaints, then please post them on the discussion page. Since June 2005, "Quote of the day" proposals have been made at pages for each month which have sections for each date, and final selections usually reflect the result of rankings made there.

Any registered user is invited to make proposals, or to rank each candidate on these pages:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

You might also check Quote of the Day (complete list) to see if your suggestion has already been featured in the past.


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