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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!

April 7

on April 7, 2013
English: Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York.

English: Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Wordsworth – 1770 – Poet

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

William Ellery Channing – 1780 – Writer

“Every human being is intended to have character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do.”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas – 1890 – Journalist

“All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.”

David Low – 1891 – Cartoonist

“Making a cartoon occupied usually about three full days, two spent in labour and one in removing the appearance of labour.”

Walter Winchell – 1897 – Journalist

“Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.”

Billie Holiday – 1915 – Singer (Eleanora Fagan)

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.”

Ravi Shankar – 1920 – Sitarist

“Pop changes week to week, month to month.  But great music is like literature.”

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan (Photo credit: neonbubble)

Wayne Rogers – 1933 – Actor

“When you’re in the movie business you have a start date and a stop date.”

Jerry Brown – 1938 – Politician

“Inaction may be the biggest form of action.”

Francis Ford Coppola – 1939 – Director and Writer

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

Sir David Frost – 1939 – Broadcaster and Businessman

“Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.”

Robert Metcalfe – 1946 – Engineer

“The Internet will catastrophically collapse in 1996.”

Janis Ian – 1951 – Musician

“Once you’re halfway home, you know that you can probably get the rest of the way there.”

Jackie Chan – 1954 – Actor

“The ads all call me fearless, but that’s just publicity.  Anyone who thinks I’m not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.”

Tony Dorsett – 1954 – Athlete

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.”

Christopher Darden – 1956 – Lawyer

“I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday somehow I’d make a difference.”

Russell Crowe – 1964 – Actor

“People accuse me of being arrogant all the time.  I’m not arrogant.  I’m focused.”

Jack Black – 1969 – Actor

“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.”

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