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National Authors’ Day November 1

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
– J.K. Rowling

“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”
– Bill Watterson

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
– Ray Bradbury

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”
– Ernest Hemingway

National Sandwich Day November 3

“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.”
– James Beard

“Never set your stomach for a jelly-bread sandwich until you’re sure there’s some jelly!”
– Charles M. Schulz

Daylight Savings Time Ends – November 6

“An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.”
– Winston Churchill

“Daylight savings time – Why are they saving it? Where do they keep it?
– Unknown

James Naismith, inventor of basketball – born November 6, 1861

“Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you’ve got him.”
– Bill Russell

“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But, I can’t accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
– Larry Bird

Veterans Day November 11

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
– G.K. Chesterton

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.”
– Ronald Reagan

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”
– Unknown

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
– Joseph Campbell

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated November 13, 1982

 “The injustice suffered by Vietnam veterans can never be remedied. Those who served in Vietnam did not start the war; it was not their failure that led to the miserable ending. They lived up to the code: duty, honor, country. No belated apology will erase the contumely the survivors experienced. But at least we are now well along in providing deserved tribute to those who did not survive. . . . this will be the most moving war memorial ever erected.”
  – James J. Kilpatrick

“Finally, We Honor the Vietnam Dead,”
– Washington Post, 1981

“It is overwhelming to stand in this profound place knowing that behind each of these more than 58,000 names lies an incomprehensible tragedy. An individual human being whose life was cut short by the Vietnam War. And a family that has endured immeasurable, devastating loss.” 
– Ken Burns, filmmaker, 2017 Memorial Day Observance

National Clean Out the Refrigerator Day – November 14

“Today is ‘Clean out your refrigerator day.’ I think I’ll start with the beer and cheese.”

Notes on an office fridge
Note #1 – “Please check your food. Something has died in here. Thanks.”
Note #2 – “Fluffy? Oh, no! Not Fluffy, WAHHH!”
Note #3 – “Can’t be Fluffy. He died in the other fridge.”
– officezilla

“Strange new trend at the office. People putting names on food in the company fridge. Today I had a tuna sandwich named Kevin.”
– yourecards

America Recycles Day – November 15

“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.”
– Terry Swearington

Stop Violence Day – November 22

“Nonviolence is the constant awareness of the dignity and the humanity of oneself and others; it seeks truth and justice; it renounces violence both in method and in attitude; it is a courageous acceptance of active love and goodwill as the instrument with which to overcome evil and transform both oneself and to others. It is the willingness to undergo suffering rather than inflict it. It excludes retaliation and flight.”
– Wally Nelson

Thanksgiving – November 24

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
– Neal A. Maxwell

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
– Gilbert K. Chesterton

“You know that just before the first Thanksgiving there was one wise Native American woman saying, ‘Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.’”
– Dylan Brody

“Happy Thanksgiving. Remember to set your scales back 10 pounds this weekend.”

Native American Heritage Month – November

“Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning.”
– Joy Harjo

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”
– Dakota Tribe

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