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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 24

William Joyce

William Joyce (Photo credit: ALA – The American Library Association)

A. C. Benson – 1862 – Author

“I read the newspaper avidly.  It is my one form of continuous fiction.”

Elizabeth Goudge – 1900 – Writer

“Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.”

Willem de Kooning – 1904 – Artist

“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.”

Robert Penn Warren – 1905 – Novelist

“The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.  When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.”

William Joyce – 1906 – Author

“If you really want to tell stories, do it and don’t be dissuaded.”

George Oppen – 1908 – Poet

“Truth, also is the pursuit of it.”

Clement Freud – 1924 – Writer

“If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.”

English: Screenshot of Barbra Streisand from t...

English: Screenshot of Barbra Streisand from the trailer for the film Hello, Dolly! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bridget Riley – 1931 – Artist

“Focusing isn’t just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.”

Shirley Mac Laine – 1934 – Actress

“The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.”

Sue Grafton – 1940 – Novelist

“Ideas are easy.  It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”

Barbra Streisand – 1942 – Singer

“Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?”

Tony Visconti – 1944 – Musician

“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.”

Phil Robertson – 1946 – Celebrity

“In a subdivision you call 911.  At home, I AM 911.”

Lee Westwood – 1973 – Athlete

“You don’t win tournaments by playing well and thinking poorly.”

Sachin Tendulkar – 1973 – Athlete

“I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.”

Kelly Clarkson – 1982 – Singer

“Everyone says I’m like the girl next door … Y’all must have really weird neighbors.”

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