December 5

From Wikiquote
(Redirected from 5 December)
Jump to: navigation, search

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they can control it, wish to influence its direction. ~ Theodore Zeldin
2005
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse. ~ Walt Disney (born 5 December 1901)
2006
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. ~ Werner Heisenberg (born 5 December 1901)
  • proposed by Fys
2007
Leadership means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrust authority to a person who has shown judgement, wisdom, personal appeal, and proven competence. ~ Walt Disney
2008
Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time. ~ Walt Disney
2009 
Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world. ~ Walt Disney
2010
Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word "understanding." ~ Werner Heisenberg
2011
Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. ~ Walt Disney
2012
The existing scientific concepts cover always only a very limited part of reality, and the other part that has not yet been understood is infinite.
~ Werner Heisenberg ~
2013
We're not trying to entertain the critics ... I'll take my chances with the public.
~ Walt Disney ~
2014 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


Suggestions[edit]

Some things are so serious that one can only joke about them. ~ Werner Heisenberg.

  • 4. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 22:13, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 0 (for this date) Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC) This appears to be a misattribution, with at least one published citation indicating it was made by Niels Bohr; I would probably give it a 3 or 4 with better sourcing on a properly related date.
  • 1 Zarbon 15:38, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Girls bored me — they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known. ~ Walt Disney

  • 2 because this quote is just plain...comical. I believe what he meant to say is that the image of Mickey Mouse entertained him moreso. But I like the comparison of a cartoon character to all females of the planet. We can see Disney's perspective is a cute one, assessing the difficulty women have most likely posed for him in his life, annoying him...and probably boring him as he stated. Zarbon 04:25, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

For every laugh, there should be a tear. ~ Walt Disney

  • 2 because laughter is all fine and good, but a drama and tragedy does so much more...for me at least. Zarbon 04:25, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. ~ Walt Disney

  • 2 because it's good to be optimistic, but one must also stay attuned and be realistic enough to expect difficulties under some circumstances. Zarbon 04:25, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Without inspiration, we would perish. ~ Walt Disney

  • 2 because inspiration keeps many people from cracking under pressure. Zarbon 04:25, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat. ~ Józef Piłsudski (born December 5)

  • 4 because this is the ideology which I believe in most of all. This is the grand soldier principle, more important than petty squabbles and emotional derelict conversation. There is, quite frankly, a beauty in defeat without submission. But to be a slave to another country willingly is a fate worse than death. This is why some of the greatest rulers in history committed suicide before being captured by their enemies. Magnificent charm in never surrendering to the enemy, taking one's own life in order to be spared the wrath of the enemy. This is most commonly referenced in the Roman Emperor deaths, whom cut their own veins while laying in the bathtub in order to escape the clutches of the oncoming enemy. The same can be said of previous and future military minds that I hold respect for, for sheer honor and admiration comes from the ferocity of this, to choose to die by one's own hand instead of face the enemy knocking on heaven's door. What a charming quote this is. Zarbon 05:52, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 18:55, 2 December 2009 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)though I do like this quote (though not what appears to me to be Zarbon's rather shallow perceptions of its significance), but am making a tactical reduction of my ranking to the advantage of one I favor far more strongly, by Walt Disney.
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 I like the quote, but I do not see it the way you do. To me, suicide is submission, or acceptance of defeat. Fighting till the end is victorious. Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

There is a fundamental error in separating the parts from the whole, the mistake of atomizing what should not be atomized. Unity and complementarity constitute reality. ~ Werner Heisenberg

  • 3 Kalki 01:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 22:01, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do. ~ Walt Disney

  • 3 Kalki 23:23, 3 December 2008 (UTC) with a VERY strong lean toward 4, but I am also inclined to extend this thus (as of 2011·11·29):
I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.
Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do. ~ Walt Disney
  • 1 Zarbon 00:09, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 bystander (talk) 06:48, 2 December 2012 (UTC) for the original, but I think the extension would make a wonderful quote by itself.

All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

  • 3 Kalki 23:23, 3 December 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 00:09, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 18:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 This is too much like the famous "If you can dream it, you can do it." Lyle 21:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 23:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action. ~ Walt Disney


All you've got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you'll find people who are eager to fill your head with information. ~ Walt Disney


Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity. ~ Walt Disney