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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!

May 1

on May 1, 2013
Calamity Jane with gun

Calamity Jane with gun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joseph Addison – 1672 – Poet

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Calamity Jane – 1852 – Soldier (Martha Jane Cannary)

“By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and fearless rider for a girl of my age.”

Marie Corelli – 1855 – Novelist

“I never married because there was no need.  I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband.  I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.”

Philip Gibbs – 1877 – Journalist

“It is better to give then to lend, and it costs about the same.”

Teihard de Chardin – 1881 – Philosopher

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”

Kate Smith – 1907 – Singer

“An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.”

Morris Kline – 1908 – Writer

“Statistics:  the mathematical theory of ignorance.”

Giovanni Guareschi – 1908 – Journalist

“It is right to hate sin, but not to hate the sinner.”

Jane Jacobs – 1916 – Sociologist

“The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.”

Glenn Ford – 1916 – Actor

“If they try to rush me, I always say, I’ve only got one other speed and it’s slower.”

Jack Parr – 1918 – Talk Show Host

“I’m complicated, sentimental, lovable, honest, loyal, decent, generous, likeable, and lonely.  My personality is not split; it’s shredded.”

Joseph Heller – 1923 – Author

Tim McGraw matched the achievement of his wife...

Tim McGraw matched the achievement of his wife, Faith Hill, in having two country number ones in 2000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”

Terry Southern – 1924 – Novelist

“The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish.  Not shock – shock is a worn-out word – but astonish.”

Judy Collins – 1939 – Singer and Songwriter

“Suffering is the price of being alive.”

Rita Coolidge – 1944 – Musician

“I choose things by how they resonate in my heart.”

Joanna Lumley – 1946 – Actress

“You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque.  Charity is almost the wrong word.  I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world.”

Joel Rosenberg – 1954 – Author

“Miscellaneous is always the largest category.”

Phil Foglio – 1956 – Cartoonist

“I didn’t really think about becoming a professional artist until high school, when I realized that everything else required too much math.”

Tim McGraw – 1967 – Singer and Songwriter

“Like an old photograph / Time can make a feeling fade / But the memory of a first love / Never fades away.”


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