June 19

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
I'm not a prettier everywoman. I am an everywoman that they clean up awfully well for TV. ~ Kelly Ripa
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2005
True eloquence makes light of eloquence, true morality makes light of morality... To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher. ~ Blaise Pascal (born 19 June 1623)
2006
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945)
2007
We are gradually being conditioned to accept violence as a sensual pleasure. The directors used to say they were showing us its real face and how ugly it was in order to sensitize us to its horrors. You don't have to be very keen to see that they are now in fact desensitizing us. They are saying that everyone is brutal, and the heroes must be as brutal as the villains or they turn into fools. There seems to be an assumption that if you're offended by movie brutality, you are somehow playing into the hands of the people who want censorship... Yet surely, when night after night atrocities are served up to us as entertainment, it's worth some anxiety. ... How can people go on talking about the dazzling brilliance of movies and not notice that the directors are sucking up to the thugs in the audience? ~ Pauline Kael
2008
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
2009

Suggestions

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. ~ Pauline Kael (born June 19, 1919)


I loved writing about things when I was excited about them... It's painful writing about the bad things in an art form, particularly when young kids are going to be enthusiastic about those things, because they haven't seen anything better, or anything different. ~ Pauline Kael


The recurrence of certain themes in movies suggests that each generation wants romance restated in slightly new terms, and of course it’s one of the pleasures of movies as a popular art that they can answer this need. ~ Pauline Kael


When you clean them up, when you make movies respectable, you kill them. The wellspring of their art, their greatness, is in not being respectable ~ Pauline Kael

  • 3 Kalki 22:02, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:54, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because beauty is found only in the original product. Zarbon 04:16, 24 April 2008 (UTC)