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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-07-01

"If you don't believe your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin' someplace else." -- Stompin' Tom Connors (b. 1936-02-09, d. 2013-03-06)

[Happy Canada Day to everyone celebrating up north!]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-30

"Trolls never want to be caught actually believing anything and my god, sincerity is so underrated. Love people. Love stuff. Be honest." -- Ben Kuchera, 2017-06-27

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-29

"imagine not politicising tragedy. imagine acting like it's just a natural fact of the world that landlords let children burn to death" -- the absolute girl (@bristling), 2017-06-14

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-28

"Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?" -- Edith Sitwell (b. 1887-09-07, d. 1964-12-09)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-27

From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2015-05-05:

"He who lives to see two or three generations is like a man who sits some time in the conjurer's booth at a fair, and witnesses the performance twice or thrice in succession. The tricks were meant to be seen only once, and when they are no longer a novelty and cease to deceive, their effect is gone." -- Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher.

(submitted to the mailing list by Mike Krawchuk)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-26

"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers." -- Ray Bradbury (b. 1920-08-22, d. 2012-06-05), Dandelion Wine

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-25

"Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it's more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it's a very powerful combination." -- Jerry Greenfield

[Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating! And unrelatedly, distant greetings to all my friends gathered in NYS for ice cream and camaraderie this weekend -- hoping next year I can manage to make it up there myself again, after too many years absence.]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-24

"We're at a party at a Chuck e Cheese. This place is like something you'd subject a Panamanian dictator to. Why does it exist?" -- Zinnia Jones, 2017-06-03

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-23

"We stand on the shoulders of giants who bothered to login to StackOverflow and explain their problem in words easily indexed by Google." -- SwiftOnSecurity, 2017-06-01

[But also, of course, to the ones who came before StackOverflow, such as Alan Turing (b. 1912-06-23, d. 1954-06-07)]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-22

"[...]
 For want of me the world's course will not fail;
 When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;
 The truth is great and shall prevail,
 When none cares whether it prevail or not."

  -- Coventry Patmore (b. 1823-07-23, d. 1896-11-26), "Magna est Veritas", The Unknown Eros, 1877 [spotted in a tweet by @aristofontes]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-21

"'Come with me,' Mom says.
 To the library.
 Books and summertime
 go together."

  -- Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me (2008)

[A happy summer solstice to all who mark it! (Exact time was about five hours ago.)]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-20

"This is not a monarchy." -- House Government Reform Chairman Dan Burton, a Republican from Indiana, after President Bush invoked executive privilege to deny Congress access to prosecutorial documents, which have routinely been turned over to Congress by past administrations. [ USA Today] (via outragedmoderates.org)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-19

[I didn't find the original source of this quote from Bryon Rushing, but I did find two fragments of this on Twitter...]

"MLK Jr said 'the arc of the moral universe always bends toward justice'. I'd like to add 'but not by itself'"

"[arc of justice] only bends toward justice because there are courageous people who grab it and bend it down"

[I wish everyone a happy and inspiring Juneteenth, and keep bending!]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-18

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- George Herbert (b. 1593-04-03, d. 1633-03-01)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-17

"By shooting motes into kernels, worldken folk have shifted samesteads of one firststuff into samesteads of another. Thus did they make ymirstuff into aegirstuff and helstuff, and they have afterward gone beyond these. The heavier firststuffs are all highly lightrottish and therefore are not found in the greenworld." -- Poul Anderson (b. 1926-11-25, d. 2001-07-31), "Uncleftish Beholding", 1989

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-16

"People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote." -- Charlotte Gray

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-15

"You are under no obligation to listen.
Kindness begins at home.
Please be kind to yourself. You don't get a replacement."

-- Seanan McGuire, 2017-05-29

[Happy birthday to [info] dmk, [info] - personal twistedchick, and Tabitha!]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-14

"You're a grand old flag,[*]
 You're a high-flying flag,
 And forever in peace may you wave."

  -- George M. Cohan (b. 1878-07-03, d. 1942-11-05), "You're a Grand Old Flag" (1906)

[*] Original lyric, "You're a grand old rag, you're a high flying flag." Title and chorus revised (still in 1906) after complaints about the use of the word "rag" applied to the US Flag.

"Do you realize that it's almost two decades now, now since those terrible days in September of 2001? Seventeen years of war and death and sacrifice and the supposed Global War on Terrorism. For our children, this most recent generation, the ones just now reaching the age of reason and awareness, they have never known an America not at war. They have never lived in a nation at peace. Never." -- Jim Wright, "Memorial Day 2017," Stonekettle Station [thanks to [info] realinterrobang for quoting this earlier]

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-13

"Fascism wriggles into democracies by insisting on right to be heard, achieves critical mass, then dissolves the organs that installed it." -- Anthony Oliveira 2017-01-22 (part of a thread)

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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-06-12

"Regardless of how rough the identity factor has made it to go on, looking at the balance sheet, I'm grateful for the Bat. It did more for me than against me. It gave [me] money, an international name, the kind of recognition that has allowed me to at least disprove what it caused. That may be tougher than starting from scratch, I don't know." -- Adam West (b. 1928-09-16, d. 2017-06-09, [the one true] Batman 1966-1968) [via IMDB]

"In the hands of a lesser hero, West's series would've been snorted off the screen." -- Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, "Adam West's 'Bright Knight' was the best Batman ever", 2017-06-10

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