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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 24

on March 24, 2013
Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Wesley Powell – 1834 – Explorer

“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself.  The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features.  Language and illustration combined must fail.”

William Morris – 1834 – Designer

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

Olive Schreiner – 1855 – Writer

“Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own.  Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.”

Andrew Mellon – 1855 – Businessman

“Gentlemen prefer bonds.”

Harry Houdini – 1874 – Illusionist

“But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under notarial oath.”

Edward Weston – 1886 – Photographer

“Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be.”

Agnes Macphail – 1890 – Politician

“Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear.  We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.”

Marston Morse – 1892 – Mathematician

“But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.”

Wilhelm Reich – 1897 – Psychologist

“Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.”

Thomas Dewey – 1902 – Politician

“When you’re leading, don’t talk.”

Joseph Barbera – 1911 – Cartoonist

“I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.”

Dorothy Height – 1912 – Activist

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.  It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient.  It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”

Dario Fo – 1926 – Playwright

“Know how to live the time that is given you.”

Vanessa Brown – 1928 – Actress

“I think it’s so important to feed your brain you know.  Sometimes you’ve just got to read.”

Harry Houdini and his wife Beatrice

Harry Houdini and his wife Beatrice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Steve McQueen – 1930 – Actor

“I’m not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.”

Peter Bichsel – 1935 – Writer

“Literature is about as unnecessarily necessarily as tableware or ironed shirts.”

David Suzuki – 1936 – Scientist

“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.”

David Irving – 1938 – Author

“History is like a constantly changing tree.”

R. Lee Ermey – 1944 – Soldier

“There’s a lot of whiners in every crowd.”

Roberto Unger – 1947 – Brazilian Politician

“I regard myself as a man without charm in a country if charmers.”

Alan Sugar – 1947 – Businessman

“The entrepreneurial instinct is in you.  You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle.  It’s just there and it comes out.”

Christine Gregoire – 1947 – Politician

“We may disagree on some things, but we can do so without being disagreeable.”

Tabitha King – 1949 – Author

“Writing is always a restorative process.  It’s like paddling a kayak.  When you’re writing, you can’t do anything else.  You’re in the space you’re in.  So, in that way, it’s enormously centering and restorative.”

Tommy Hilfiger – 1951 – Designer

“I think it’s dangerous to think that you’re successful, because then you become complacent.”

Kelly LeBrock – 1960 – Actress

“If you can’t be with yourself, you’ll never learn to be with anyone else.”

Peyton Manning – 1976 – Professional Football Player

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”


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