Quotation Of The Day


Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Mark Twain's War Prayer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 13. 9 Replies

The Last American

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 8. 4 Replies

Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6. 37 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan 36 minutes ago

Another friend asked me to consider these four monuments from the perspective of an African American mother or father trying to explain to their fifth grade daughter who Robert E. Lee is and why he stands atop of our beautiful city. Can you do it? Can you look into that young girl's eyes and convince her that Robert E. Lee is there to encourage her? Do you think she will feel inspired and hopeful by that story? Do these monuments help her see a future with limitless potential? Have you ever thought that if her potential is limited, yours and mine are too?

Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 48 minutes ago

Bertold, your Charles Eisenstein quote and response touches on the two strange attractors of human culture. Donald the Denier is all Dominator Culture, take by force and trample the masses. Partnership Culture, based on cooperation and mutual respect, will be essential for sustainable civilization.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 1 hour ago

Sometimes the heart wants what it wants – even when the brain knows the heart is a lust-drunk idiot.

--Rob Sheffield

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 1 hour ago

Daniel - the Dr. Seuss wins the Internet for the day.

Comment by Daniel W 4 hours ago

"My uncle ordered popovers
from the restaurant's bill of fare.
And, when they were served,
he regarded them with a penetrating stare.
Then he spoke great words of wisdom
as he sat there on that chair:
"To eat these things," said my uncle,
"You must exercise great care.
You may swallow down what's solid,
but you must spit out the air!"
And as you partake of the world's bill of fare,
that's darned good advice to follow.
Do a lot of spitting out the hot air.
And be careful what you swallow.”
― Dr. Seuss

Comment by Loren Miller 8 hours ago

I think this one has its moments:

Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
-- Buddha

Comment by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago

"Manure and wood ashes settled villages.
The living produce the living, the dead decay into compost.  
While digging, dozens of worms were sliced down - victims of friendly fire.  
Dearly respect the lifestyle of worms.  
Some animals are always busy cleaning up the dung and dead.  
The living stand on the dead.  
Gratefully, shit happens!"
-  Mike Garofalo, Pulling Onions

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 14 hours ago
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan 15 hours ago

I think that one's powerful and true, Daniel. If I were ever to adopt a religion, Taoism is the only choice. It reminds me of this:

An economist says that essentially more for you is less for me, but the lover knows that more for you is more for me too.
If you love somebody then your happiness is about their happiness, their pain is your pain, your sense of self expands to include other human beings. That is love. Love is the expansion of the self to include the other and that is a different kind of revolution.

--Charles Eisenstein

Yeah, yeah, I know, kumbayah, love is all you need, bliss out brothers and sisters, blah blah blah.

But love is kind of kryptonite to Trumpism.

Comment by Daniel W 16 hours ago

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply, gives you courage."
Lao Tzu, Taoist philosopher 600 BC - 531 BC


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