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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 17

on May 17, 2013
Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860)

Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Edward Jenner – 1749 – Scientist

“The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases.”

Anna Jameson – 1794 – Writer

“The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.”

Erik Satie – 1866 – Composer

“The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest.  It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.”

Jean Gabin – 1904 – Actor

“I understood immediately that to get success I had to make for the front door, not for the back one.”

Harriet Van Horne – 1920 – Journalist

“There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set.”

Bob Merrill – 1921 – Musician

“Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade?”

Dennis Potter – 1935 – Author

“The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they’ve been in.”

Alan Kay – 1940 – Scientist

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

English: African American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

English: African American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dave Sim – 1956 – Cartoonist

“Everyone is normal until you get to know them.”

Sugar Ray Leonard – 1956 – Professional Boxer (Ray Charles Leonard)

“Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt.”

Enya – 1961 – Musician (Eithne Ni Bhraonain)

“I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone.”

Jordan Knight – 1970 – Musician

“I think if you stop bad habits, and you stop long enough, you develop good habits.”

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