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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 14

John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court justice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anne Sullivan – 1866 – Educator

“A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent change of their lives.”

James Branch Cabell – 1879 – Novelist

“While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.”

Harold Stephen Black – 1898 – Inventor

“The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry.”

Sir John Gielgud – 1904 – Actor and Director

“Before you can do something you must first be something.”

Robert Doisneau – 1912 – Photographer

“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”

John Paul Stevens – 1920 – Judge

“It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written.”

Loretta Lynn – 1935 – Singer

“I won all the blue ribbons for canning at the state fair.”

Julie Christie – 1941 – Actress

“Happiness is the absence of suffering.  I think it’s an interesting way of looking at it.”

Pete Rose – 1942 – Baseball Player

“It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.”

Ritchie Blackmore – 1945 – Musician

“You have to give your whole life to a cello.  When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder.”

Dave Allison – 1959 – Athlete

Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby.

Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It we remain humble and hungry, we can win.”

Brad Garrett – 1960 – Actor

“I think we love watching people that are flawed because we’re all flawed.”

Robert Carlyle – 1961 – Director

“The darker the character, the more interesting.”

Yukihiro Matsumoto – 1965 – Scientist

“You want to enjoy life, don’t you?  If you get your job done quickly and your job is fun, that’s good isn’t it?  That’s the purpose of life, partly.  Your life is better.”

Greg Maddux – 1966 – Athlete

“I don’t care if we’re out of it or not, if I’ve got a chance to pitch, I want to.”

Anthony Michael Hall – 1968 – Actor

“There have been many a season where I couldn’t get work, and I think that you learn character development and you learn how to really want what you do in life when you can’t really do it.”

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