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July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.

It is the midpoint of a common year. This is because there are 182 days before and 182 days after (median of the year) in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. The exact time in the middle of the year is at noon, or 12:00. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day in common years.

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
With great power comes great responsibility. ~ Stan Lee
  • selected by Kalki
2005
Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. ~ Hermann Hesse (born 2 July 1877)
  • proposed by Kalki
2006
When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something that lasts longer than we do. ~ Hermann Hesse
  • proposed by Kalki
2007
There's no life
that couldn't be immortal
if only for a moment.

Death
always arrives by that very moment too late.

In vain it tugs at the knob
of the invisible door.
As far as you've come can't be undone.

~ Wisława Szymborska ~

  • proposed by InvisibleSun
2008
There are gains for all our losses,
There are balms for all our pain:
But when youth, the dream, departs,
It takes something from our hearts,
And it never comes again.

~ Richard Henry Stoddard ~
  • proposed by Zarbon
2009
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another. ~ Hermann Hesse
  • proposed by Kalki
2010

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The world is a fine place and worth fighting for. ~ Ernest Hemingway, born that day

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:20, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 121a0012 June 27, 2005 03:52 (UTC)
  • This quote has already been used as a quote of the day, in January 2005. Also, Hemingway's birthday is actually the 21st of July; he died on the 2nd.
  • 2 Zarbon 04:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life. ~ Wisława Szymborska (born July 2, 1923)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.

And only we few who remain unstripped of fur,
untorn from bone, unplucked of soaring feathers,
esteemed in all our quills, scales, tusks, and horns,
and in whatever else that ingenious protein
has seen fit to clothe us with,
we, my lord, are your dream,
which finds you innocent for now.
~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

The going's rough, and so we need the laugh
of bright incisors, molars of goodwill.
Our times are still not safe and sane enough
for faces to show ordinary sorrow.
~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Nothing's a gift, it's all on loan.
I'm drowning in debts up to my ears.
I'll have to pay for myself
with my self,
give up my life for my life.
~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Anything in overdose will destroy your liver. I mean, look at cigarettes and look at liquor. Cigarettes says on the packet, this will kill you; it will cause cancer; and you're still smoking it. ~ José Canseco

  • 2 for humorous intent by Canseco. Zarbon 14:38, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 23:36, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

He who has an opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave. ~ Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

  • 3 Zarbon 14:38, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

We have two lives about us,
Two worlds in which we dwell,
Within us and without us,
Alternate Heaven and Hell:—
Without, the somber Real,
Within, our hearts of hearts, the beautiful Ideal.
~ Richard Henry Stoddard ~

  • 3 Kalki 05:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 20:36, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:36, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Not what we would, but what we must
Makes up the sum of living;
Heaven is both more and less than just
In taking and in giving.
~ Richard Henry Stoddard ~

  • 3 Kalki 21:26, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:36, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 00:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry that my voice was hard.
Look down on yourselves from the stars, I cried,
look down on yourselves from the stars.

~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 Kalki 16:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Whatever we might think of this measureless theater to which we've got reserved tickets, but tickets whose lifespan is laughably short, bounded as it is by two arbitrary dates; whatever else we might think of this world — it is astonishing. ~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 Kalki 16:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It's made up of all those who've consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners — I could list a hundred more professions. Their work becomes one continuous adventure as long as they manage to keep discovering new challenges in it. Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem that they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous "I don't know." ~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 Kalki 16:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Granted, in daily speech, where we don't stop to consider every word, we all use phrases like "the ordinary world," "ordinary life," "the ordinary course of events"... But in the language of poetry, where every word is weighed, nothing is usual or normal. Not a single stone and not a single cloud above it. Not a single day and not a single night after it. And above all, not a single existence, not anyone's existence in this world.
It looks like poets will always have their work cut out for them. ~ Wisława Szymborska

  • 3 Kalki 16:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)


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