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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 31

on January 31, 2013
The author Zane Gray was a member of Penn's va...

The author Zane Gray was a member of Penn’s varsity baseball team in 1895 and 1896 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Zane Grey – 1872 – Novelist

“People live for the dream in their hearts.  And I have yet to know anyone who has not some secret dream, some hope, however dim, some storied wall to look at in the dusk, some painted window leading to the soul.”

Eddie Cantor – 1892 – Singer

“Slow down and enjoy life.  It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

Freya Stark – 1893 – Adventurer

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”

Tallulah Bankhead – 1908 – Actress

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”

Thomas Merton – 1915 – Monk
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Jackie Robinson – 1918 – Baseball Player

“The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me.  The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.”

Carol Channing – 1921 – Singer

“Laughter is much more important than applause.  Applause is almost a duty.  Laughter is a reward.”

Promotional photo of Tallulah Bankhead.

Promotional photo of Tallulah Bankhead. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mario Lanza – 1921 – Singer

“I sing from the heart … I sing the words of a song and really feel them, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.”

Norman Mailer – 1923 – Author

“Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little but, one way or another.”

Ernie Banks – 1931 – Baseball Player

“You must try to generate happiness within yourself.  If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.”

Philip Glass – 1937 – Composer

“What I’ve noticed is that people who love what they do, regardless of what that might be, tend to live longer.”

Nolan Ryan – 1947 – Baseball Player

“Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt.  Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.”

Minnie Driver – 1970 – Actress

“Nothing is impossible, with the right attitude you can do anything you want.  It’s all about choosing to be positive instead of being negative about things.”


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