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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 31

English: Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

English: Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rene Descartes – 1596 – Mathematician

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”

Andrew Marvell – 1621 – Writer

“Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.”

Joseph Haydn – 1732 – Composer

“There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.”

Nikolai Gogol – 1809 – Writer

“It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.”

William Morris Hunt – 1824 – Artist

“The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.”

John Lafarge – 1835 – Artist

“The past, though it cannot be relived, can always be repaired.”

Andrew Lang – 1844 – Poet

“An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts – for support rather than for illumination.”

Jack Johnson – 1878 – Athlete

“Don’t let your dreams be dreams.”

Octavio Paz – 1914 – Poet

“Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.”

Leo Buscaglia – 1924 – Author

“A single rose can be my garden … a single friend, my world.”

John Fowles – 1926 – Novelist

“The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.”

English: Nikolai Gogol.

English: Nikolai Gogol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gordie Howe – 1928 – Athlete

“All hockey players are bilingual.  They know English and profanity.”

John Jakes – 1932 – Writer

“Be yourself.  Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”

Richard Chamberlain – 1934 – Actor

“Nothing is secret once you tell anyone.  If you want to keep it quiet – don’t tell a soul.”

Herb Alpert – 1935 – Musician

“I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.”

Judith Rossner – 1935 – Novelist

“Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing.”

Marge Piercy – 1936 – Writer

“Never doubt that you can change history.  You already have.”

Christopher Walken – 1943 – Actor

“I don’t need to be made to look evil.  I can do that on my own.”

Enrique Vila-Matas – 1948 – Novelist

“I long to journey endlessly, always in search of something new.  Always alert.”

Al Gore – 1948 – Vice President of the United States

“Fear is the most powerful enemy of reason.”

Craig McCracken – 1971 – Artist

“There’s a lot you can do without words.”

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