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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 10

on February 10, 2013
English: portrait of Joyce Grenfell in her apa...

English: portrait of Joyce Grenfell in her apartment in London, 1972 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aaron Hill – 1685 – Writer

“Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.”

Boris Pasternak – 1890 – Author

“Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.”

Jimmy Durante – 1893 – Comedian and Singer

“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.”

Bill Tilden – 1893 – Tennis Player

“In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke.”

Douglas Bader – 1910 – Pilot

“Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that.  That’s nonsense.”

Joyce Grenfell – 1910 – Actress

“There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.”

Robert Wagner – 1930 – Actor

“Anytime anybody impersonates you, it’s a great compliment.”

E. L. Konigsburg – 1930 – Author (Elaine Lobl Konigsburg)

“Some days you must learn a great deal.  But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything.  If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.”

Roberta Flack - 06.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien

Roberta Flack – 06.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien (Photo credit: Jazz Fest Wien Team)

Adrienne Clarkson – 1939 – Journalist

“Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.”

Barbara Kolb – 1939 – Composer

“Composing a piece of music is very feminine.  It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative and by comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.”

Roberta Flack – 1939 – Singer

“Remember:  Always walk in the light.  And if you feel like you’re not walking in it, go find it.  Love the light.”

Dave Parnas – 1941 – Scientist

“Whenever anyone says, ‘theoretically,’ they really mean, ‘not really.'”

Mark Spitz – 1950 – Olympic Swimmer

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”

Greg Norman – 1955 – Golfer

“Sometimes things work out on the golf course, and sometimes they don’t.  Life will go on.”

Cliff Burton – 1962 – Bassist

“You don’t burn out from going too fast.  You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.”

Glenn Beck – 1964 – Author and Journalist

“What is the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy?”

Elizabeth Banks – 1974 – Actress

“I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some.”

Amber Frey – 1975 – Celebrity

“In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.”

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