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 29

on January 29, 2013
Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Emanuel Swedenborg – 1688 – Scientist

“Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.”

Lord Amherst -1717 – Soldier

“There are three easy ways of losing money – racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.”

Thomas Paine – 1737 – Activist

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.”

William McKinley – 1843 – 25th President of the United States

“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.”

Anton Chekhov – 1860 – Dramatist

“Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.”

Frederick Delius – 1862 – Composer

“There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.”

Romain Rolland – 1866 – Novelist

“A hero is a man who does what he can.”

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. – 1874 – Businessman

“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”

W. C. Fields – 1880 – Comedian

English: Anton Chekhov

English: Anton Chekhov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You can’t trust water.  Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.”

Victor Mature – 1913 – Actor

“Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle.”

John Forsythe – 1918 – Actor

“Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I’ve learned all these years:  when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts.”

Edward Abbey – 1927 – Author

“Society is like a stew.  If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.”

Abdus Salam – 1936 – Scientist

“Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.”

Tom Selleck – 1945 – Actor

“If you buy an expensive thing and you never use it, I don’t think there’s a point to it.”

Oprah Winfrey – 1954 – Celebrity

“Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

Matthew Ashford – 1960 – Actor

“Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.”

Paul Ryan – 1970 – Politician

“Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.”

Heather Graham – 1970 – Actress

“I admire those people who hold on to their elegance in old age but I’d rather have fun.”

Sara Gilbert – 1975 – Actress

“The best thing about being an actress is getting good concert tickets.”

Jonny Lang – 1981 – Musician

“Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining, but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I’m doing what I love.”

Natalie du Toit – 1984 – Athlete

“It doesn’t matter if you look different.  You’re still the same as everybody else because you have the same dream.”


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