Quotes of the Day for 14 September 2011 – Days
This day in 1752 was a bit odd in England and all her colonies. It was a Thursday. The day before had been a Wednesday, but the date had been 2 September - 11 days had vanished. There were riots as those who missed the chance to work those days realized they had to pay their landlords a full month's rent. And that wasn't the only problem with 1752. As always, the new year had started on 25 March, but the year would end on 31 December. Twenty percent of the days in the year vanished in changes to the calendar. If there's a point here, I think it's that we need to attend to each day for itself, lest the months and years be disappointing.
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
- Laurence Durrell, 1912 - 1990
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
- Sabastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, 1741 - 1794
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
- Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965
There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.
- John Steinbeck, 1902 - 1968
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It's been that way all this year. It's been that way so many times. All of war is that way.
- Ernest Hemingway, 1899 - 1961
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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