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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 16

on February 16, 2013
Cropped screenshot of Edgar Bergen with Charle...

Cropped screenshot of Edgar Bergen with Charley McCarthy from the film Stage Door Canteen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Wilson – 1812 – Vice President of the United States

“I believe if we introduced the Lord’s Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”

Edgar Bergen – 1903 – Actor

“You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission.”

Otis Blackwell – 1932 – Musician

“When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano.  I got so far and then lost interest.  Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.”

Sonny Bono – 1935 – Musician and Politician

“People have said to me, You can’t write songs.  You can’t play an instrument.  But I’ve got 10 gold records.”

Carl Icahn – 1936 – Businessman

“You learn in this business:  If you want a friend, get a dog.”

John Corigliano – 1938 – Composer

“What I think of as style – and I’ve gotten to this over years of really thinking about it – is that style is the unconscious choices I make.”

Richard Ford – 1944 – Author

“Your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.”

English: US Congressional picture of Sonny Bono

English: US Congressional picture of Sonny Bono (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roberta Williams – 1953 – Designer

“A good story never dies.”

Iain Banks – 1954 – Writer

“You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it – writing’s a double skill, really.”

Margaux Hemingway -1955 – Actress

“I am not a Hemingway aficionado.”

LeVar Burton – 1957 – Actor

“There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.”

Ice T – 1958 – Musician (Tracy Morrow)

“I’ve never been competitive with anybody but myself.”

John McEnroe – 1959 – Tennis Player

“This defeat has taught me a lesson, but I’m not sure what it is.”

Christopher Eccleston – 1964 – Actor

“Any horror element is an much psychological as special effects.”

Warren Ellis – 1968 – Author

“You’re miserable, edgy, and tired.  You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.”

Bo Bennett – 1972 – Businessman (Robert Bennett)

“A dead end can never be a one way street; you can always turn around and take another road.”

Amanda Holden – 1971 – Actress

“I never believed I would make it – and perhaps that’s why I always found work.  I’ve always stuck at everything I’ve ever done.  I absolutely won’t give up.”

Cathy Freeman – 1973 – Athlete

“You got to try to reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.”

Valentino Rossi – 1979 – Athlete

“I race to win.  If I am on the bike or in a car it will always be the same.”


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