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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 17

on April 17, 2013
English: John Pierpont "Jack" Morgan...

English: John Pierpont “Jack” Morgan Jr. New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Ford – 1586 – Dramatist

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.”

J. P. Morgan – 1837 – Businessman (John Pierpont Morgan)

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything:  a good reason and the real reason.”

David Grayson – 1870 – Journalist

“A large volume of adventure may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.”

Artur Schnabel – 1882 – Musician

“I don’t think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists.  But the pauses between the notes – ah, there is where the artistry lies.”

Isak Dinesen – 1885 – Writer

“The cure for anything is salt water:  Sweat, tears or the sea.”

Thorton Wilder – 1897 – Writer

“When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.”

George Seaton – 1911- Playwright

“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”

William Holden – 1918 – Actor

“Aging is an inevitable process.  I surely wouldn’t want to grow younger.  The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer.”

Chavela Vargas – 1919 – Musician

“I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.”

Harry Reasoner – 1923 – Journalist

“If you’re a good journalist, what you do is live a lot of things vicariously, and report them for other people who want to live vicariously.”

Lindsay Anderson – 1923 – Director

“Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.”

Cynthia Ozick – 1928 – Writer

“After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.”

Chris Barber – 1930 – Musician

“A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing.”

Artur Schnabel, about 1906

Artur Schnabel, about 1906 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ferdinand Piech – 1937 – Designer

“If you fire people, you fire customers.”

Boomer Esiason – 1961 – Athlete (Norman Julius Esiason)

“There’s always something to talk about.”

Jennifer Garner – 1972 – Actress

“Beauty comes from a life well lived.  If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad.  What more do you need?”

Victoria Beckham – 1974 – Singer and Author

“I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out.”


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