|October 21 in recent years|
Quotes of the day from previous years:
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
I pass, like night, from land to land;
I have strange power of speech;
That moment that his face I see,
I know the man that must hear me:
To him my tale I teach.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (born October 21, 1772)
The Earth with its scarred face is the symbol of the Past; the Air and Heaven, of Futurity. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He told me that facts gave birth to, and were the absolute ground of, principles; to which I said, that unless he had a principle of selection, he would not have taken notice of those facts upon which he grounded his principle. You must have a lantern in your hand to give light, otherwise all the materials in the world are useless, for you cannot find them; and if you could, you could not arrange them. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us! ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry. ~ Martin Gardner
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. ~ Alfred Nobel
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace. ~ Alfred Nobel
O time, arrest your flight! and you, propitious hours, arrest your course! Let us savor the fleeting delights of our most beautiful days! ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who remembers the heavens. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
What is our life but a succession of preludes to that unknown song whose first solemn note is sounded by death? ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
I am often asked how I got into the business. I didn't. The business got into me. ~ Leo Burnett
We are not saved because we're good. We're good because we're saved. ~ Rich Mullins
Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours. ~ Rich Mullins
My political opponents can have their pound of flesh, and they do, but they will not eat into my beliefs, what I stand for and have done in politics. That is the inner steel in me. ~ Peter Mandelson
In my orchestra, I hate slackness, idle talk and lost time. I always hated this and still hate it. But I can achieve much more when I am quiet and not shouting. ~ Georg Solti
Between the two men, somewhere, a truth is lying, and that is what I try to find. ~ Georg Solti
To hear, one must be silent. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together,
like the end and the way. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
I haven't any strength, I haven't any character, I'm a born tool. I haven't any destiny. All I have is dreams. And now other people run them. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
It is of the nature of idea to be communicated: written, spoken, done. The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on crossbreeding, grows better for being stepped on. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road
I would not leave anything to a man of action as he would be tempted to give up work; on the other hand, I would like to help dreamers as they find it difficult to get on in life. ~ Alfred Nobel
To oppose vulgarity is inevitably to be vulgar. You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk another road. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is. You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blond Hero — really look — and he turns into a gerbil. But you look at Apollo, and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. “You must change your life,” he said. When true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don't, our lives get made up for us by other people. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
The Revolution is in the individual spirit, or it is nowhere. It is for all, or it is nothing. If it is seen as having any end, it will never truly begin. We can't stop here. We must go on. We must take the risks. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, in The Dispossessed
With the myth of the State out of the way, the real mutuality and reciprocity of society and individual became clear. Sacrifice might be demanded of the individual, but never compromise: for though only the society could give security and stability, only the individual, the person, had the power of moral choice — the power of change, the essential function of life. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, in The Dispossessed
If we must all agree, all work together, we're no better than a machine. If an individual can't work in solidarity with his fellows, it's his duty to work alone. His duty and his right. We have been denying people that right. We've been saying, more and more often, you must work with the others, you must accept the rule of the majority. But any rule is tyranny. The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive. We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society founded upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, in The Dispossessed
The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope, we know our brotherhood. We know it, because we have been forced to learn it. We know that there is no help for us but from one another, that no hand will save us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, in The Dispossessed
No truth can make another truth untrue.
All knowledge is part of the whole knowledge.
Once you have seen the larger pattern,
You cannot get back to seeing the part as the whole.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin
During the act of knowledge itself, the objective and subjective are so instantly united, that we cannot determine to which of the two the priority belongs. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The primary Imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Joy is the sweet voice, Joy the luminous cloud —
We in ourselves rejoice!
And thence flows all that charms or ear or sight,
All melodies the echoes of that voice,
All colours a suffusion from that light.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me,
That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating truth. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties to each other according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Games released on October 21.
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October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year.
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