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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 20

on March 20, 2013
Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers (Photo credit: John Kannenberg)

Thomas Hewitt Key – 1799 – Writer

“What is mind?  No matter.  What is matter?  Never mind.”

Henrik Ibsen – 1828 – Poet

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”

Charles William Eliot – 1834 – Educator

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Frederick W. Taylor – 1856 – Scientist

“Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.”

Jerome Myers – 1867 – Artist

“We have to be living models.”

Ernest Bramah – 1868 – Writer

“A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.”

Rene Coty – 1882 – French Statesman

“It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.”

B. F. Skinner – 1904 – Psychologist (Burrhus Frederic Skinner)

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.  The real mistake is to stop trying.”

Pamela Harriman – 1920 – Celebrity

“I would rather have bad things written about me than be forgotten.”

Carl Reiner – 1922 – Actor

“I’m a charming coward; I fight with words.”

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me by John Grogan (Photo credit: bennylin0724)

Fred Rogers – 1928 – Celebrity

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.”

Hal Linden – 1931 – Actor

“I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course.  Hey, isn’t that the point of it all?  To keep getting better?  Otherwise why do it?”

Lois Lowry – 1937 – Writer

“The grand surprise has really been the fact that being an author, which to me had always implied being a private person, actually requires you to be a public person as well, and those are two separate entities to me.”

Jeremy Larner – 1937 – Author

“For some people, their idea of getting tough is longer suspended sentences.”

Mary Ellen Mark – 1940 – Photographer

“Photograph the world as it is.  Nothing’s more interesting than reality.”

Pat Riley – 1945 – Coach

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”

Bobby Orr – 1948 – Professional Hockey Player

“Forget about style; worry about results.”

William Hurt – 1950 – Actor

“Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries.  They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.”

Louis Sachar – 1954 – Author

“I didn’t become a good writer until I learned how to rewrite.  And I don’t just mean fixing spelling and adding a comma.  I rewrite each of my books five or six times, and each time I change huge portions of the story.”

John Grogan – 1957 – Author

“Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans.”

Spike Lee – 1957 – Director

“I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect.”

Mary Roach – 1959 – Author

“The broader the topic, the easier it is, not only to fill a book, but to set the bar pretty high for really great stuff.”

Stephen Sommers – 1962 – Director

“The best scary movies have great humor in them and a great story.”

A. J. Jacobs – 1968 – Journalist

“The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self.  Honor him or her.  Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one.  A Stanford study showed that those who saw a photo of their future self made smarter financial decisions.”

Emily Giffin – 1972 – Author

“Guilt is a supreme waste of time and energy.”

Alex Kapranos – 1972 – Musician

“There’s a difference between expectations and aspirations.”

Freema Agyeman – 1979 – Actress

“I swing between procrastination and being really thorough so either way things aren’t getting done quickly.”


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