July 19

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
2005
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. ~ Otto von Bismarck
2006
Truth is never ugly when one can find in it what one needs. ~ Edgar Degas (born 19 July 1834)
2007
The museums are here to teach the history of art and something more as well, for, if they stimulate in the weak a desire to imitate, they furnish the strong with the means of their emancipation. ~ Edgar Degas
2008
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. ~ Edgar Degas
2009
Old anchormen, you see, don't fade away; they just keep coming back for more. And that's the way it is... ~ Walter Cronkite (recent death)
2010
I should like to be famous and unknown. ~ Edgar Degas
2011
It is very good to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what you can't see any more but is in your memory. It is a transformation in which imagination and memory work together. You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary. ~ Edgar Degas
2012
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it.
~ Billy Joel ~
2013
You have to have a high conception, not of what you are doing, but of what you may do one day: without that, there's no point in working.
~ Edgar Degas ~
2014
A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.
~ Edgar Degas ~
2015 
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I've fallen and I can't get up. ~ Dorothy McHugh as Mrs. Fletcher in a famous commercial. Dorothy died on July 19th. See w:I've fallen and I can't get up


War does not determine who is right — only who is left. ~ Bertrand Russell

  • proposed by IP 60.234.48.116, no clear relation to date.
  • 1 Kalki 14:30, 18 July 2007 (UTC) good quote, but no clear relation to date.
  • 4 if it were used on the right date Zarbon 06:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 12:54, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Father Ted (series two episode, "Hell") Father Dougal's take on July 19: Would that be the day the Ice Age ended?

—This unsigned comment is by 140.203.12.240 (talkcontribs) . proposed by IP something or other, no clear relation to date.
  • 2 Kalki 20:00, 14 July 2009 (UTC) Though I'm not sure of the context, I find this rather humorous.
  • 1 Zarbon 18:18, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 12:54, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

It seems to me that today, if the artist wishes to be serious — to cut out a little original niche for himself, or at least preserve his own innocence of personality — he must once more sink himself in solitude. There is too much talk and gossip; pictures are apparently made, like stock-market prices, by competition of people eager for profit; in order to do anything at all we need (so to speak) the wit and ideas of our neighbors as much as the businessmen need the funds of others to win on the market. All this traffic sharpens our intelligence and falsifies our judgment.
~ Edgar Degas ~