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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 28

Teresa of Ávila, Ulm, Germany

Teresa of Ávila, Ulm, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saint Teresa of Avila – 1515 – Saint

“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”

Edmund S. Muskie – 1914 – Politician

“Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park.”

Mario Vargas Llosa – 1936 – Writer

“Writing a book is a very lonely business.  You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.”

Mike Newell – 1942 – Director

“Romantic comedies are backbreaking to write because they have to be fresh.”

Daniel Dennett – 1942 – Philosopher

“The secret to happiness is:  Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.”

Richard Eyre – 1943 – Director

“A place makes a deep impression on you when you’re young.  It lives with you.  It’s like your childhood.  It fertilizes the imagination.”

Karen Kain – 1951 – Dancer

“Surround yourself with people who provide you with support and love and remember to give back as much as you can in return.”

J. Christopher Burch – 1953 – Businessman

“I think entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to think of how to make things more understandable, simple and beautiful.”

Reba McEntire – 1955 – Musician

“To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”

English: Reba McEntire at Meadowbrook.

English: Reba McEntire at Meadowbrook. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Steve Ballmer – 1956 – Businessman

“Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.”

Iris Chang – 1968 – Historian

“Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself.  And you have no duty towards anyone else.”

Rodney Atkins – 1969 – Musician

“My wife grew up loving country music, so I always run songs by her whether I write it or if somebody pitched it to me.”

Vince Vaughn – 1970 – Actor

“You don’t worry about being liked.  You have to be yourself.”

Julia Stiles – 1981 – Actress

“I like analyzing human behavior.  It’s complex.  That’s what keeps me going.”

Lady Gaga – 1986 – Entertainer (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)

“I’ve been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone.  You know, you don’t have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied.  Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.”

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