Last modified on 28 July 2014, at 03:39

July 30

Quotes of the day from previous years:

  • On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. ~ Charles Babbage
2004
I just know that something good is going to happen. I don't know when — but just saying it could even make it happen. ~ Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958)
2005
No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And Faith shines equal, arming me from Fear.

~ Emily Brontë ~ (born 30 July 1818)
2006
What am I singing?
A song of seeds
The food of love.
Eat the music.

~ Kate Bush ~
2007
Just being alive
It can really hurt.
These moments given
Are a gift from time.
Just let us try
To give these moments back
To those we love
To those who will survive.

~ Kate Bush ~
2008
I don't know you,
And you don't know me.
It is this that brings us together.

~ Kate Bush ~
2009
Moving stranger,
Does it really matter,
As long as you're not afraid to feel?

Touch me, hold me.
How my open arms ache!
Try to fall for me.

~ Kate Bush ~

2010
With wide-embracing love
Thy Spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.

Though earth and moon were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou wert left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee.

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou —THOU art Being and Breath,
And what THOU art may never be destroyed.

~ Emily Brontë ~

2011
I love the whirling of the dervishes.
I love the beauty of rare innocence.
You don't need no crystal ball,
Don't fall for a magic wand.
We humans got it all, we perform the miracles.

~ Kate Bush ~
2012
Nobody knows about my man.
They think he's lost on some horizon.
And suddenly I find myself
Listening to a man I've never known before,
Telling me about the sea,
All his love, 'til Eternity.
Ooh, he's here again,
The man with the child in his eyes.
~ Kate Bush ~
2013
Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts: unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds,
Or idle froth amid the boundless main,

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by Thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The stedfast rock of immortality.

~ Emily Brontë ~
2014
We're all alone on the stage tonight.
We've been told; we're not afraid of you.

We know all our lines so well, ah-ha,
We've said them so many times:
Time and time again,
Line and line again.

~ Kate Bush ~
2015 
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The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about. I didn't realize that my body was moving. It's a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, 'What'd I do? What'd I do?' And he said, 'Whatever it is, go back and do it again.
- Elvis Presley - Interview (March/April, 1972)

  • 3 --Revera 09:47, 26 July 2008 (UTC) (30 July 1954 was the date Elvis Presley made his debut as a public performer).
  • 2 Zarbon 15:09, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 22:47, 28 July 2010 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 23:49, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 14:05, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

I want to be in a position where I can function as a human being. Even more so now where you've got this sort of truly silly preoccupation with celebrities. Just because somebody's been in an ad on TV, so what? Who gives a toss? ~ Kate Bush


You and me on the bobbing knee.
Didn't we cry at that old mythology he'd read!
I will come home again, but not until
The sun and the moon meet on yon hill.

~ Kate Bush ~


How I'm moved.
How you move me
With your beauty's potency.

~ Kate Bush ~


My terrible fear of dying
No longer plays with me,
for now I know that I'm needed
For the symphony.

~ Kate Bush ~


They open doorways that I thought were shut for good.
They read me Gurdjieff and Jesu.
They build up my body, break me emotionally.
It's nearly killing me, but what a lovely feeling!

~ Kate Bush ~


Soon it will be the phase of the moon
When people tune in.
Every girl knows about the punctual blues,
But who's to know the power behind our moves?

We raise our hats to the strange phenomena.
Soul-birds of a feather flock together.

~ Kate Bush ~


I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. ~ Emily Brontë

  • 3 bystander (talk) 04:05, 24 July 2013 (UTC) with a lean toward 4
  • 2 Kalki·· 03:18, 28 July 2014 (UTC) with a lean toward 3 or even a 4 eventually.

I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth. ~ Emily Brontë


The thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all. I’m tired, tired of being enclosed here. I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there; not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart; but really with it, and in it. ~ Emily Brontë