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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 30

on March 30, 2013
Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maimonides – 1135 – Philosopher

“Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.”

Anna Sewell – 1820 – Writer

“My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”

Paul Verlaine – 1844 – Poet

“The poet is a madman lost in adventure.”

Vincent Van Gogh – 1853 – Artist

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

Sean O’Casey – 1880 – Playwright

“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”

Melanie Klein – 1882 – Psychologist

“One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.”

Jo Davidson – 1883 – Sculptor

“My approach to my subjects was very simple.  I never had them pose, we just talked about everything in the world.”

Stefan Banach – 1892 – Mathematician

“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”

Robert Riskin – 1897 – Playwright

“Art is 110 percent sweat.”

Joyce Carey – 1898 – Actress

“A novel points out that the world consists entirely of expectations.”

Countee Cullen – 1903 – Poet

“For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain to bind you to earth.”

Marc Davis – 1913 – Artist

“Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.”

Richard Helms – 1913 – Celebrity

“The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed.”

Tom Sharpe – 1928 – Novelist

“We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.”

Warren Beatty – 1937 – Actor

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”

MC Hammer

MC Hammer (Photo credit: rocor)

Eric Clapton – 1945 – Musician

“One of the most beneficial things I’ve ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.”

MC Hammer – 1962 – Musician (Stanley Kirk Burrell)

“You don’t have to invent the wheel, but you might want to be the company that invents the rims.”

Tracy Chapman – 1964 – Musician

“We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived.”

Celine Dion – 1968 – Musician

“Don’t be so familiar and so much into the details.  Keep people dreaming.  Close the window, and make them wonder.”

Norah Jones – 1979 – Musician

“A record is just a snapshot of where you are at any time.”


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