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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 26

on March 26, 2013
Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor (Photo credit: Fairfax Library Foundation)

John Churton Collins – 1848 – Critic

“Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.”

Edward Bellamy – 1850 – Author

“If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.”

Robert Frost – 1874 – Poet

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life:  it goes on.”

Wilhelm Backhaus – 1884 – Musician

“The simplier it is, the more beautiful it will become.”

James Bryant Conant – 1893 – Scientist

“Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

Joseph Campbell – 1904 – Author

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

Viktor E. Frankl – 1905 – Psychologist

“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.”

Leonard Nimoy appearing at a science fiction c...

Leonard Nimoy appearing at a science fiction convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tennessee Williams – 1911 – Playwright

“Humanity is a work in progress.”

Sandra Day O’Connor – 1930 – Judge

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.  No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.”

Leonard Nimoy – 1931 – Actor

“The miracle is this:  the more we share the more we have.”

Alan Arkin – 1934 – Actor

“I know that if I can’t move people, then I have no business being an actor.”

James Caan – 1940 – Actor

“Showing up every day isn’t enough.  There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn’t have showed up at all.”

Richard Dawkins – 1940 – Scientist

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”

Erica Jong – 1942 – Novelist

“Everyone has talent.  What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”

Diana Ross – 1944 – Actress and Singer (Diane Earle)

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.  You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”

Steven Tyler – 1948 – Musician

“Life’s a journey, not a destination.”

Vicki Lawrence – 1949 – Comedian

“Things have always sort of happened for me.  Something else always comes up.”

Martin Short – 1950 – Actor

“No one is any one thing.”

Kenney Chesney – 1968 – Musician

“Football taught me how hard you had to work to achieve something.”

Keira Knightley – 1985 – Actress

“I think every girl is looking for her Mr. Darcy.”

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