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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!

March 17

on March 17, 2013
English: Gloria Swanson, James Abbe's photo, 1921

English: Gloria Swanson, James Abbe’s photo, 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jean Ingelow – 1820 – Poet

“A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.”

Stephen Samuel Wise – 1874 – Clergyman

“Vision looks inward and becomes duty.  Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.  Vision looks upward and becomes faith.”

Gloria Swanson – 1899 – Actress

“Nobody gets anything for nothing.”

Alfred Newman – 1900 – Composer

“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”

Bobby Jones – 1902 – Athlete

“Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course … the space between your ears.”

Nat King Cole – 1919 – Musician

“People don’t slip.  Time catches up with them.”

James Irwin – 1930 – Astronaut

“The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space.  As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size.  Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.”

Penelope Lively – 1933 – Author

“The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.”

Rudolf Nureyev – 1938 – Dancer

“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.”

William Gibson – 1948 – Writer

“The future has already arrived.  It’s just not evenly distributed yet.”

Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y.

Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Patrick Duffy – 1949 – Actor

“I’m an inherently happy person.  It comes from inside, which means you can achieve happiness under any circumstances.”

Kurt Russell – 1951 – Actor

“I wasn’t really serious about acting – I was serious about baseball.”

Gary Sinise – 1955 – Actor

“You’ve got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it’s not in movie stardom.”

Rob Lowe – 1964 – Actor

“Show me someone who doesn’t have some sort of experience that they would be uncomfortable for people to know about and I’ll show you a dullard.”

Alexander McQueen – 1969 – Designer

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, not a form of imprisonment.”

Mia Hamm – 1972 – Athlete

“The person who said winning isn’t everything never won anything.”

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