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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 on April 19, 2017 at 4:41pm

I agree - it has an ecstatic, pantheistic ring. Reminds me somewhat of this one: 

Quero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.

[I want to do to you what spring does to the cherry trees.]

--Pablo Neruda

Comment by Daniel W on April 19, 2017 at 12:11pm

Loren, I'm awed by that quotation.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 19, 2017 at 12:03pm

Great stuff, Daniel. Who would have thought that Sitting Bull, besides being a fearsome warrior, was a brilliant poet?

Comment by Daniel W on April 19, 2017 at 11:35am

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we
shall soon see the results of their love!

-Sitting Bull

Comment by Loren Miller on April 19, 2017 at 5:44am

I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with 'you' in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me.
― Christopher Hitchens

Ruth, yours is damned important, too.  Without a conducive environment, there is no US, or certainly at least no US that would be recognizable as we are now.  Homo sapiens is pretty adaptable, but with climate change threatening to alter the entire planet, what will we have to give up for the ability to continue to exist?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2017 at 3:58pm

Good Bill Hicks quote. Here's one from Jonathan Watts:

… for me the environment is not a subject, it is the prism through which everything else must be seen. It is the basis for the economy, for science, for society, for politics. Adam Smith, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx and Mao Zedong never understood this. Nor did the founders of the great religions. They didn’t need to. They did not live in the Anthropocene. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 18, 2017 at 6:04am

Just for fun, an oldie but a goodie:

I don't want to believe. I want to know.
― Carl Sagan

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 17, 2017 at 7:21pm

Good one, Carl.

This isn't a half-bad epitaph:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2017 at 6:31pm

Comment by Lilac on April 17, 2017 at 1:04pm

Yes, ridiculous, and harmful.

 

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