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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 11

on May 11, 2013
Alma Gluck  (LOC)

Alma Gluck (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Isaac D’Israeli – 1766 – Writer

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.”

Alma Gluck – 1884 – Musician

“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”

Irving Berlin – 1888 – Musician

“After you get what you want you don’t want it.”

Martha Graham – 1894 – Dancer and Choreographer

“No artist is ahead of his time.  He is his time, it is just that others are behind the times.”

Salvador Dali – 1904 – Artist

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”

Jacqueline Cochran – 1906 – Aviator

“I might have been born in a hovel, but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.”

Camilo Jose Cela – 1916 – Writer

“Ideas?  My head is full of them, one after the other, but they serve no purpose there.  They must be put down on paper, one after the other.”

Richard P. Feynman – 1918 – Physicist

Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms.  I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them.  But do I see less or more?”

John Michael Hayes – 1919 – Writer

“Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”

Antony Hewish – 1924 – Scientist

“I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.”

Mort Sahl – 1927 – Journalist

“A conservative is someone who believes in reform.  But not now.”

Edsger Dijkstra – 1930 – Scientist

“Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”

Doug McClure – 1935 – Actor

“What you think of a name depends so much on the people you know by that name.”

Nancy Greene – 1943 – Athlete

“I think what it takes to succeed remains the same.  You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren’t working.  You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up.”

Jeremy Paxman – 1950 – Journalist

“The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.”

Martha Quinn – 1959 – Celebrity

“Demand no more out of your partner than what you are willing to give yourself.”

Natasha Richardson – 1963 – Actress

“What’s in the movie compared to what we shot is the tip of the iceberg.”

Jeffery Donovan – 1968 – Actor

“What would surprise a lot of people about me … I’m a gardener!  I have a green thumb.  I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.”

Laetitia Casta – 1978 – Model

“Real beauty is to be true to oneself.  That’s what makes me feel good.”

Holly Valance – 1983 – Musician

“Whether you’ve done anything wrong or not, people will write whatever they want , so it’s just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realize that it’s just fictional stories for entertainment.”


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