July 19

From Quotes
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
Ernest Becker
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
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
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
Truth is never ugly when one can find in it what one needs. ~ Edgar Degas (born 19 July 1834)
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
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty. ~ Edgar Degas


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

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 (born 19 July 1834)

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 (born 19 July 1834)

I should like to be famous and unknown. ~ Edgar Degas

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

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  • 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)

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

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