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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 28 and February 29

Michel Seigneur de Montaigne

Michel Seigneur de Montaigne (Photo credit: Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara)

February 28


Michel de Montaigne – 1533 – Philosopher

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.”

Berthold Auerbach – 1812 – Novelist

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Marcel Pagnol – 1895 – Writer

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

Linus Pauling – 1901 – Scientist
“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away.”

“Tommy Tune – 1939 – Choreographer

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling (Photo credit: Oregon State University)

“I like a show to unfold and keep presenting itself, surprising you.”

Mario Andretti – 1940 – Race Car Driver

“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.”

Bubba Smith – 1945 – Actor and Athlete (Charles Aaron Smith)

“The ninth grade, I went from 5’9″ to 6’8″.”

Stephanie Beacham – 1947 – Actress

“As far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf.”

Bernadette Peters – 1948 – Actress and Singer (Bernadette Lazzara)

“You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?”

Lemony Snicket – 1970 – Author (Daniel Handler)

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868), composer

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868), composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The only trouble I should get in for my writing is the trouble I make myself.”

Eric Lindros – 1973 – Hockey Player

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.”

Ali Larter – 1976 – Actress

“I don’t care how stylish something is if it doesn’t flatter me.”



February 29


Gioachino Rossini – 1792 – Composer

“Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.”

Dee Brown – 1908 – Novelist

“You just don’t give up.  There have been times when everything seemed to conspire against getting a book done or printed, and I would feel like turning my back on the whole thing.   But I came back and persisted.”

Dinah Shore – 1916 – Actress (Frances Rose Shore)

“Trouble is part of your life – if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.”

Howard Nemerov – 1920 – Poet

“A teacher is a person who never says anything once.”

Seymour Papert – 1928 – Mathematician

“The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.”

Dennis Farina – 1944 – Actor

“I don’t know if I have a technique.  I’m just trying to remember the words.”

Tony Robbins – 1960 – Writer

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action.  If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

Saul Williams – 1972 – Musician

“My father’s a preacher, my mother’s a teacher, thus I rhyme.”

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