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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 12

on April 12, 2013
Henry Clay and his wife, the former Lucretia Hart

Henry Clay and his wife, the former Lucretia Hart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Clay – 1777 – Senator

“If you want to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.”

John Billings – 1818 – Comedian

“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”

Claud Cockburn – 1904 – Journalist

“Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.”

Beverly Cleary – 1916 – Author

“Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place?  And the only answer I can give is, In childhood.”

Charley Lau – 1933 – Athlete

“There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.  Unfortunately, neither of them works.”

Serge Schmemann – 1945 – Journalist

“The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information.”

Tom Clancey – 1947 – Author

“I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.”

David Letterman – 1947 – Television Talk Show Host

“I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.”

Major League Baseball player Charlie Lau in hi...

Major League Baseball player Charlie Lau in his official 1957 Detroit Tigers photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scott Turow – 1949 – Novelist

“If life’s lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.”

Tama Janowitz – 1957 – Novelist

“With publicity comes humiliation.”

Amy Ray – 1964 – Musician

“When people say, ‘Nothing’s coming to me,’ they usually don’t like what’s coming to them.”

Vince Gill – 1957 – Country Music Singer and Songwriter

“Success is always temporary.  When all is said and done, the only thing you’ll have left is your character.”

Nicholas Brendon – 1971 – Actor

“I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at.”

Shannen Doherty – 1971 – Actress

“Have you ever felt like a phone call that’s been disconnected?”

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