Quote Queen

Who Shares Your Day and What Did They Say? This is a collection of thought-provoking quotations for each day of the year by people who share YOUR birthday!

January 28

Writer Colette

Writer Colette (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alexander Mackenzie – 1822 – Statesman

“Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.”

Charles Gordon – 1833 – Military Leader

“If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you.”

Jose Marti – 1853 – Activist

“Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.”

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette – 1873 – Novelist

“Be happy.  It’s one way of being wise.”

Artur Rubinstein – 1887 – Pianist

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”

Henry Cotton – 1907 – Golfer

“Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off.”

Jackson Pollock – 1912 – Artist

“Painting is self-discovery.  Every good artist paints what he is.”

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan (Photo credit: SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations)

Alan Alda – 1936 – Actor

“Listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.”

Ken Hill – 1937 – Playwright

“Minds are like flowers.  If you let it sit there without soaking anything up, it will dry out.”

Robert Wyatt – 1945 – Musician

“Being big and famous doesn’t get you more freedom, it gets you less.”

Frank Darabont – 1959 – Director

“Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.”

Sam Phillips – 1962 – Businessman

“If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.”

Sarah McLachlan – 1968 – Musician

“We’re constantly being told what other people think we are, and that’s why it is so important to know yourself.”

Mo Rocca – 1969 – Comedian

“Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.”

Elijah Wood – 1981 – Actor

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men.  True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

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