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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 Alan Perlman on August 12, 2017 at 10:28am

Thanks, Cat.  Writing "if only" speeches is a form of therapy sometimes.  

"THEOLOGY -- An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms not worth knowing."   H.L. Mencken

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 12, 2017 at 9:34am

Alan's talent wasn't so hidden... I was especially impressed by "Speechwriting for the Pope", his fantasy farewell speech for Pope Benedict's retirement, which I've shared and quoted.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 12, 2017 at 6:42am

Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.
-- Rosa Luxemburg

This is a lesson we seem to have to teach over and over again, whether we're talking about women, blacks, the LGBTQ community or us – atheists.  When the majority have so dominated the conversation that minority positions have been lost in the noise, they need to be reminded that there are other opinions in the air, and that the tyranny of the majority is still a thing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2017 at 3:53am

Very cool hidden talents of our members!  Alan and Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2017 at 8:39pm

I was a speechwriter for a couple of years too. (Post-Watergate days, 23 Ds and 7 Rs in the state senate.) I've always been fond of a catchy quote.

Comment by Alan Perlman on August 11, 2017 at 8:14pm

I've been a speechwriter for 25+ years -- I love quotes.

"I am afraid. Not of life or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been."

Daniel Kelly

Comment by Gary S on August 11, 2017 at 8:06pm

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

- Mark Twain

Comment by Daniel W on August 11, 2017 at 1:21pm

Joan, thanks for the Ingersoll day and quotes. This one that you posted, really speaks to me: "I do not believe in forgiveness as it is preached by the church. We do not need the forgiveness of God, but of each other and of ourselves. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Yes Alan, just post something that you find meaningful or compelling or inspiring or thought provoking, in the comments. It's been a running series, and I love seeing what people find worthwhile sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2017 at 12:53pm

“In quoting others, we cite ourselves.” -- Julio Cortázar

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2017 at 12:33pm

Alan, I am glad you joined this group; lots of interesting quotes and conversations. Here is how you post: 

"As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers."
– Robert G. Ingersoll

 

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