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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 21

Phyllis McGinley

Phyllis McGinley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jean Paul – 1763 – Author

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”

Benito Juarez – 1806 – Mexican Statesman

“Respect for the rights of others means peace.”

Florenz Ziegfeld – 1869 – Producer

“How little the public realizes what a girl must go through before she finally appears before the spotlight that is thrown upon the stage.”

Hans Hofmann – 1880 – Artist

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

Phyllis McGinley – 1905 – Author

“Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.”

Marian McPartland – 1918 – Musician

“At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don’t have a computer; I don’t have e-mail; and I really don’t need something in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours.”

Nizar Kabbani – 1923 – Syrian Diplomat

“Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up.”

James Coco – 1930 – Actor

“When a man forgets himself, he usually does something everybody else remembers.”

Tom Flores – 1937 – Athlete

“A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.”

Timothy Dalton – 1946 – Actor

“You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.”

Denise Di Novi – 1956 – Producer

“If you’re lucky enough to experience love, what you find is that it can sustain you through the most difficult times.”

Teresa Nielsen Hayden – 1956 – Writer

“If you ask 20 different readers why they read, they will all be right.”

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick (Photo credit: nick step)

Gary Oldman – 1958 – Actor

“Political correctness has become a straightjacket.”

Matthew Broderick – 1962 – Actor

“I slip from workaholic to bum real easy.”

Rosie O’Donnell – 1962 – Actress

“I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational.  I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.”

Jonah Goldberg – 1969 – Journalist

“Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.”

Suraj Sharma – 1993 – Actor

“Everyone has a conflict inside of them – the conflict between what you should do and what you want to do.”

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