Archive for May, 2014

Quote of the day, May 31

May 31, 2014

Mark Twain, on the imagination

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

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Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2014

W.H. Auden, on history

“Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.”

Quote of the day, May 29

May 29, 2014

Daniel J. Boorstin, from The Image

“The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.”

Quote of the day, May 28

May 28, 2014

Kahlil Gibran

“You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?”

Quote of the day, May 27

May 27, 2014

Susan Sontag, on photography

“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”

Quote of the day, May 26

May 26, 2014

Robert M. Hutchins, on education

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2014

Harry Emerson Fosdick, on war (1933)

“I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in place of democracy , for the starvation that stalks after it. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 24

May 24, 2014

George Bernard Shaw, on tolerance

“Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.”

Quote of the day, May 23

May 23, 2014

Ezra Pound, on literature

“Literature is news that stays news.”

Quote of the day, May 22

May 22, 2014

Jacob Bronowski, on science

“This is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.”