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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 17

on February 17, 2013
A contralto Marian Anderson em 1920.

A contralto Marian Anderson em 1920. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dorothy Canfield Fisher – 1879 – Author

“A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

H. L. Hunt – 1889 – Businessman (Haroldson Lafayette Hunt)

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it.  Establish your priorities and go to work.”

Marian Anderson – 1902 – Musician

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

Red Barber – 1908 – Sportscaster (Walter Lanier Barber)

“When I’m talking to a large audience, I imagine that I’m talking to a single person.”

Andre Norton – 1912 – Writer

“Victory belongs to the most perservering.”

Hal Holbrook – 1925 – Actor

“I developed a resistance to authority.  Not to discipline – I learned that.  But to authority.  I like to think for myself.  And I like to cause trouble.”

Graham Hill – 1929 – Athlete

“I am an artist.  The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush.”

Ruth Rendell – 1930 – Writer

Red Barber, sportscaster

Red Barber, sportscaster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“While most of the things you’ve worried about have never happened, it’s a different story with the things you haven’t worried about.  They are the ones that happen.”

Fay Godwin – 1931 – Photographer

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.”

Jim Brown – 1936 – Athlete and Actor

“Tell you what you got to do to compete.  What you got to do to compete is compete.”

George Miller – 1950 – Comedian

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.”

Michael Jordan – 1963 – Athlete

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

Denise Richards – 1972 – Actress

“There are always two or three or four sides to every story.”

Paris Hilton – 1981- Socialite

“Having a nightclub in your house really helps for having a party, because then you don’t need to go out.”

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