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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 20

on April 20, 2013
Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

Dinah Maria Mulock – 1826 – Novelist

“An author departs, he does not die.”

Edward Walker – 1837 – Athlete

“By action and reaction do we become stronger or weak, according to the character of our thoughts and mental states?  Fear is the deadly nightshade of the mind.”

Odilon Redon – 1840 – Artist

“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality … true art lies in a reality that is felt.”

W. H. Davies – 1871 – Poet

“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?”

Robert Wilson Lynd – 1879 – Writer

“Most human beings are quite likeable if you do not see too much of them.”

Adolf Hitler – 1889 – German Dictator

“Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless ad useless.”

Joan Miro – 1893 – Artist

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

Harold Lloyd – 1893 – Comedian

“On being asked how old he was:  I am just turning forty and taking my time about it.”

Stanley Marcus – 1905 – Businessman

English: Betty Cuthbert, c. 1950s, by Ted Hood...

English: Betty Cuthbert, c. 1950s, by Ted Hood. Note: Three Olympic gold medals, Melbourne, 1956 and one gold, Tokyo, 1964 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Consumers are statistics.  Customers are people.”

Lionel Hampton – 1908 – Jazz Musician and Bandleader

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”

Robert Byrne – 1928 – Celebrity

“Getting caught is the mother of invention.”

Antony Jay – 1930 – Writer

“Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.”

Betty Cuthbert – 1938 – Athlete

“The integral part of being a star is having the will to win.  All the champions have it.”

Peter S. Beagle – 1939 – Author

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.”

Ryan O’Neal – 1941 – Actor

“Adolescence is a period in a kid’s life when parents become difficult.”

Jessica Lange – 1949 – Actress

“Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.”

Don Mattingly – 1961 – Athlete

“Honestly, at one time I thought Babe Ruth was a cartoon character.  I really did, I mean I wasn’t born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana.”

Stephen Colbert – 1964 – Comedian

“I can’t prove it, but I can say it.”

David Chalmers – 1966 – Philosopher

“People have managed to avert their eyes and hope for the best.”

Allan Houston – 1971 – Athlete

“If it had been what was supposed to happen, it would have happened.”


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