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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 15

on May 15, 2013
Porter in 1930

Porter in 1930 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Claudio Monteverdi – 1567 – Composer

“Music is spiritual.  The music business is not.”

L. Frank Baum – 1856 – Author

“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.”

Pierre Curie – 1859 – Scientist

“Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature’s secrets?  The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.”

Katherine Anne Porter – 1890 – Journalist

“Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.”

Jean Renoir – 1894 – Director

“A director makes only one movie in his life.  Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.”

Clifton Fadiman – 1904 – Writer

Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself.”

Max Frisch – 1911 – Novelist

“A man with convictions finds an answer for everything.  Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.”

Arthur Berger – 1921 – Composer

“Sometimes you know you find precious things in the creative process that you couldn’t find out of it.”

Tenzing Norgay – 1914 – Explorer

“If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.”

Paul Samuelson – 1915 – Economist

“Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.”

Richard Avedon – 1923 – Photographer

“All photographs are accurate.  None of them is the truth.”

Peter Shaffer – 1926 – Playwright

“Everything we feel is made of Time.  All the beauties of life are shaped by it.”

Jasper Johns – 1930 – Artist

“Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.”

Ken Venturi – 1931 – Athlete

“There are two great rules of life:  never tell everything at once.”

Ralph Steadman – 1936 – Cartoonist

“I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm.  I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.”

Brian Eno – 1948 – Musician

“As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me.”

Emmitt Smith – 1969 – Professional Football Player

“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowd roars.  Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”

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