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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 9

on May 9, 2013
English: Sepia photograph of James Matthew Bar...

English: Sepia photograph of James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), author of “Peter Pan” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

J. M. Barrie – 1860 – Author (Sir James Matthew Barrie)

“We are all failures at least, all the best of us are.”

Henry J. Kaiser – 1882 – Industrialist

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.”

Jose Ortega Y. Gasset – 1883 – Philosopher

“An idea is putting truth in check-mate.”

William Moulton Marston – 1893 – Psychologist

“Realize what you really want.  It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.”

Gregory Bateson – 1904 – Scientist

“Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.”

Mike Wallace – 1918 – Journalist

“I never was the story.  The story was the story.  Period.”

Richard Cowper – 1926 – Writer

“Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet.  Whatever we truly think them to be, that’s what they’ll become for us.”

Manfred Eigen – 1927 – Scientist

“Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.”

Barbara Ann Scott – 1928 – Athlete

“The most important thing about skating is that it teaches you to do the things you should do before you do the things you want to do.”

Candice Bergen at the 62nd Academy Awards

Candice Bergen at the 62nd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pancho Gonzales – 1928 – Athlete

“The great champions were always vicious competitors.  You never lose respect for a man who is a vicious competitor, and you never hate a man you respect.”

Alan Bennett – 1934 – Dramatist

“Definition of a classic:  a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.”

Glenda Jackson – 1936 – Actress

“I have never believed you make your case stronger by bad-mouthing your opposition.”

Charles Simic – 1938 – Poet

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”

Ralph Boston – 1939 – Athlete

“Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life,  It’s what you do after you cross the line that really counts.”

James L. Brooks – 1940 – Producer

“I think you have a pact with an audience in every picture, and I think the pact is to try and be truthful and to be real.”

John Ashcroft – 1942 – Public Servant

“All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we’re doing something that makes a difference.   I believe we’re doing that in the Justice Department.”

Candice Bergen – 1946 – Actress

“Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.”

Billy Joel – 1949 – Musician

“I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.”

Tony Gwynn – 1960 – Athlete

“Remember these two things:  play hard and have fun.”

Steve Yzerman – 1965 – Athlete

“I’m exhausted trying to stay healthy.”

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