May 31 Quotes of the day
from previous years
:; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012 Magnifying and applying come I, Outbidding at the start the old cautious hucksters, Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah, Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson, Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, Belus, Brahma, Buddha, In my portfolio placing Manito loose, Allah on a leaf, the crucifix engraved, With Odin and the hideous-faced Mexitli and every idol and image, Taking them all for what they are worth and not a cent more, Admitting they were alive and did the work of their days
, Accepting the rough deific sketches to fill out better in myself, bestowing them freely on each man and woman I see. ~ Walt Whitman
~ in Song of Myself; 2013; 2014; 2015: Rank or add further suggestions. Ranking system: I never look a gift horse
in the mouth, but I am not averse to looking an organization in the motive.