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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!

February 2

on February 2, 2013
Portrait of Knute Nelson after his election to...

Portrait of Knute Nelson after his election to Senate, 1895 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hannah More – 1745 – Writer

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart … forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirit.”

Knute Nelson – 1843 – Politician

“I know that money speaks more loudly than need.”

Margot Asquith – 1864 – Author

“What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he never mentioned it.”

Ernest Shackleton – 1874 – Explorer

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”

James Joyce – 1882 – Author

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

Ayn Rand – 1905 – Novelist and Philosopher (Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum)

“To  achieve, you need thought … you have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.”

James Dickey – 1923 – Poet

“A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.”

Liz Smith – 1923 – Journalist

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley (Photo credit: nick step)

“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”

Stan Getz – 1927 – Musician

“A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other’s ideas.”

Judith Viorst – 1932 – Author

“Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive, and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?”

Jane Wagner – 1935 – Comedianne

“All my life I wanted to be somebody.  Now I see that I should have been more specific.”

Tom Smothers – 1937 – Comedian

“When you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s hard to know when you’re finished.”

Brian Lumley – 1937 – Writer

“A literary critic is someone who can’t write, but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could.”

Gordon Gee – 1944 – Educator

“When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers.”

Brent Spiner – 1949 – Actor

“Acting is acting.”

Christie Brinkley – 1954 – Model

“I just found out that I’m one inch taller than I thought!”

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