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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 8

Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972), 1945 – 1953 the...

Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972), 1945 – 1953 the thirty-third President of the United States Deutsch: Harry S. Truman (1884–1972), 1945 bis 1953 33. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harry S. Truman – 1884 – 33rd President of the United States

“Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.”

Tom Cord – 1909 – Musician

“It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end.  Don’t try to find it, it’s there already.”

Robert Johnson – 1911 – Psychologist

“History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn’t have to get caught in that.”

George Woodcock – 1912 – Writer

“I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence.”

Romain Gary – 1914 – Novelist

“The avantgarde are people who don’t exactly know where they want to go, but are the first to get there.”

Sloan Wilson – 1920 – Novelist

“It is impossible to treat a child too well.  Children are spoiled by being ignored too much by harshness, not by kindness.”

Anthony Storr – 1920 – Author

“I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.”

Elizabeth Jane Roberts-Huff – 1929 – Author

“You create your own reality.”

Gary Snyder – 1930 – Poet

“Find your place on the planet.  Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”

Sonny Liston – 1932 – Athlete

“Newspapermen ask dumb questions,  They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining.”

Jerry Moss – 1935 – Businessman

Elizabeth Jane Roberts-Huff (middle) & Lovera ...

Elizabeth Jane Roberts-Huff (middle) & Lovera Huff (right) (Photo credit: secrateri6)

“We’re here to win the race.  If we get beat, we get beat.”

Robert Adams – 1937 – Photographer

“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.”

Ricky Nelson – 1940 – Musician

“You can’t please everyone so you gotta please yourself.”

Peter Benchley – 1940 – Author

“I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with wither sharks or dinosaurs.”

Alex Van Halen – 1953 – Musician

“There’s nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind.  It gets stale that way.”

Roddy Doyle – 1958 – Novelist

“I see people in terms of dialogue and I believe that people are their talk.”

Ronnie Lott – 1959 – Athlete

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”

Melissa Gilbert – 1964 – Actress

“Don’t like small talk.  Love rainy days.”

Naomi Klein – 1970 – Journalist

“Politics hates a vacuum.  If it isn’t filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.”

Enrique Iglesias – 1975 – Musician

“I was happier before, when I lead a normal life.”

Josie Maran – 1978 – Model

“I’m still figuring out why people would want to look at me.  Maybe it’s genetic beauty, but it’s weird to be valued for something I was born with.”

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