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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 21

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Au...

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth realms) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Catherine the Great – 1729 – Russian Royalty

“I praise loudly.  I blame softly.”

Charlotte Bronte – 1816 – Author

“Look twice before you leap.”

John Muir – 1838 – Environmentalist

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean!”

Georgia Harkness – 1891 – Theologian

“The tendency to turn human judgment into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.”

Rollo May – 1909 – Psychologist

“Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.”

Norman Parkinson – 1913 – Photographer

“The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet.  Or it can be the lotion of the heart.”

Anthony Quinn – 1915 – Actor

“I didn’t intend to become an actor.”

Garrett Hardin – 1915 – Environmentalist

“No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.”

John Mortimer – 1923 – Novelist

“There is always time for failure.”

Queen Elizabeth II – 1926 – British Royalty

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

Robert Brustein – 1927 – Educator

English: Andie MacDowell at the Cannes film fe...

English: Andie MacDowell at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience.  It is to serve talent.”

Tom Flynn – 1931 – Celebrity

“Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.”

Elaine May – 1932 – Director

“The only thing experience teaches you is what you can’t do.  When you start, you think you can do anything.  And then you start to get a little tired.”

Thomas H. Kean – 1935 – Politician

“Higher income taxes are a razor guillotine poised to descend on the bare neck of prosperity.”

James Dobson – 1936 – Psychologist

“Children are not casual guests in our home.  They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.”

Patti LuPone – 1949 – Musician

“Smile at a stranger.  See what happens.”

Tony Danza – 1951 – Actor

“Don’t try too hard to be young.  Be who you are.”

Andie MacDowell – 1958 – Actress

“I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with the people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there.  I think we are more intuitive than men.”

Robert Smith – 1959 – Musician

“Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations.  That’s why I don’t think we’ll ever grow up.”

Jerry Only – 1959 – Musician

“If you really want something you just hang with it.  We think our future’s ahead and not behind.”

Ed Belfour – 1965 – Professional Hockey Player

“I love proving people wrong.”

Michael Franti – 1967 – Musician

“Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”

Nicole Sullivan – 1970 – Actress

“Once you’re able to look like an idiot and be OK with it, it opens up your potential.”

Anwar Robinson – 1979 – Musician

“I’m trying to remain unfamous.”

James McAvoy – 1979 – Actor

“That’s the main thing that attracts me – characters who have big journeys.  I like playing those people.”

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