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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 16

English: Sir Peter Ustinov in London. The phot...

English: Sir Peter Ustinov in London. The photo was taken in his suite at the Berkeley hotel, over tea and a feast of jam scones and cream buns. Français : Sir Peter Ustinov à Londres. Photo prise dans sa suite au Berkeley hotel, pendant qu’il prenait le thé avec des scones au jambon et des pâtisseries à la crème. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anatole France – 1844 – Author

“The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.”

Wilbur Wright – 1867 – Inventor

“The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.”

Charlie Chaplin – 1889 — Actor

“All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.”

Tristan Tzara – 1896 – Artist

“Thought is made in the mouth.”

Wendell Johnson – 1906 – Speech Pathologist

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.”

Spike Milligan – 1918 – Humorist (Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan)

“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.”

Merce Cunningham – 1919 – Dancer and Choreographer

“My dance classes were open to anybody, my only stipulation was that they had to come to the class every day.”

Sir Peter Ustinov – 1921 – Writer and Actor

“Comedy is a funny way of being serious.”

Pope Benedict XVI – 1927 (Joseph Ratzinger)

“I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace.”

John Chamberlain – 1927 – Artist

Lew Alcindor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reaches over ...

Lew Alcindor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reaches over backwards to score (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Art is a liaison between some sort of deranged mentality and others who are not going through it.”

Edie Adams – 1927 – Musician

“All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle.”

Dick Lane – 1928 – Athlete

“My object is to stop the guy with the ball before he gains another inch.”

Herbie Mann – 1930 – Musician

“I always say, if you keep your head in the sand, you don’t know where the kick’s coming from.”

Kareem Abdul Jabbar – 1947 – Basketball Player

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”

Peter Westbrook – 1952 – Athlete

“So much of our future lies in preserving our past.”

Ellen Barkin – 1955 – Actress

“Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.”

David M. Brown – 1959 – Astronaut

“The views of the Earth are really beautiful.  If you’ve ever seen a space IMAX movie, that’s really what it looks like.  I wish I’d had more time just to sit and look out the window with a map, but our science program kept us very busy in the lab most of the time.”

Martin Lawrence – 1965 – Actor

“I don’t want to sound facetious, but humor is the key to the soul.  You know what I mean?”

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