All archives
Current month | Next Issue (10 June 2000)

Quotes of the Day for 9 June 2000 – QOTD is Back

We're back! If you signed up in the last few months and never got an issue, we apologize for the disappointment. For personal reasons the founder of the project was unable to continue, and it took a while to make arrangements for me to pick up the torch. Those who have been long-term subscribers (like me) extend best wishes to Brian Guerra in his other projects and thanks for his hard work in the first year and a half.

We will try to keep each issue tight and focused so this stays a quick, welcome read every morning, but a few words of introduction are probably in order in the transition. I'm G. Armour Van Horn (call me Van) on Whidbey Island northwest of Seattle, male, 47 years old, married, long hair and a beard. I've been a writer for, uh, a long time, and have been publishing on the web for six years and via e-mail for two years.

There are some changes in distribution coming. We have a new page on the site for handling all subscription options, links below. This form is the only way to change your subscription, if there are older links still existing on the site they are inactive and will be removed as I find them. One new feature is that you can elect to temporarily suspend your subscription during vacations or those super busy times when it seems like one more e-mail is just too much. There will be an HTML version starting in a few days for users that prefer it, there's a link below for that, too. Finally, our "dupe checker" is case sensitive, so if you entered subscriptions as both and you'll get two copies, please unsubscribe one of them.

If I'm going to keep each issue tight and uncluttered I guess I'd better stop here and get on with today's quotes.

Van's signature

The quotes:

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
     - Francis Bacon

True eloquence consists of saying all that should be said, and that only.
     - Francois de La Rochefoucald

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
     - Winston Churchill

I hate quotations.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you see an error on this page? A typo, a character that is messed up, a misattribution? Please let us know!