quote of the day


Random quote of the day:

“Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way around.”

—David Lodge, The British Museum Is Falling Down

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Random quote of the day:

“It’s a stirring fact that our slave ancestors left behind not documents of property but an incredible amount of cultural wealth. It is a tragedy that we are only able to imagine their individual contributions to that collective wealth—and the worlds they might have made had they been free.

―Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered Their Pasts

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Random quote of the day:

“The ego has convinced us that we need it—not only that we need it, but that we are it.”

—Ram Dass, “Navigating the Matrix of the Ego,” Ramdass.org

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Random quote of the day:

“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”

—William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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Random quote of the day:

“I would find myself in conversation with white peers, and they’d ask me, ‘Are you baiting me?’ No, I’m not baiting you. You were just talking about race, and I’m following up about what I would consider really, really problematic answers. People have always felt uncomfortable talking about race, myself included, and I just want to take that discomfort away.”

—Ziwa Fumudoh, Vanity Fair, June 26, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
    And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides,
        that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
    And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
    And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

—Kahlil Gibran, from “On Death,” The Prophet

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Random quote of the day:

“The thought of someone believing you deserve fewer rights because of who you are is depressing. But then you realize that, by doing what you do every day, you prove to them you are unstoppable. They can spend their time trying to pass laws to take away your rights and silence your voice, but all you have to do is live your lives right in their faces, and it proves you simply cannot be stopped.”

―Amber Ruffin, Late Night, November 11, 2016

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Random quote of the day:

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”

—Terry Pratchett, Foreword, The Definitive Illustrated Guide to Fantasy by David Pringle

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Random quote of the day:

“Death, that is the most important of all ideas.”

—Henri Barbusse, L’Enfer
    (tr. John Rodker)

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Random quote of the day:

“i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me”

―Lucille Clifton, i am running into a new year

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