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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 18

on May 18, 2013
Margot Fonteyn in Ashton's Ondine, whose title...

Margot Fonteyn in Ashton’s Ondine, whose title role was created for her. This official postcard of her was autographed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Omar Khayyam – 1048 – Poet

“Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life.”

Bertrand Russell – 1872 – Philosopher, Logician, and Mathematician

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.”

Walter Gropius – 1883 – Architect

“Architecture begins where engineering ends.”

Frank Capra – 1897 – Director

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”

Fred Perry – 1909 – Athlete

“Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.”

Perry Como – 1912 – Musician

“For the amount of talent I had – and I couldn’t dance, act, or tell a joke – I enjoyed a tremendous career.”

Eddy Arnold – 1918 – Musician

“Don’t be afraid to fall flat on your face.”

Margot Fonteyn – 1919 – Dancer

“Take your work seriously, but never yourself.”

Pope John Paul II – 1920 – Clergyman

“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”

Don Martin – 1931 – Cartoonist

“There’s always been physical suffering in comedy.”

Dwayne Hickman – 1934 – Actor

English: Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 i...

English: Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver (Colorado) Polski: Papież Jan Paweł II 12 sierpnia 1993 roku w Denwer (Colorado) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You can never spend enough time with children.”

Brooks Robinson – 1937 – Athlete

“If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.”

Andreas Katsulas – 1946 – Actor

“You’re only as good as you are now – not as good as you were before.”

Reggie Jackson – 1946 – Athlete

“A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument.  It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.”

George Strait – 1952 – Musician

“You know, traditional country music is something that’s going to be around forever.”

Diane Duane – 1952 – Writer

“What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years.”

Chow Yun-Fat – 1955 – Actor

“As an actor we’re just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors.”

Yannick Noah – 1960 – Athlete

“I believe Karma.  If the good is sown, the good is collected.  When positive things are made, that returns well.”


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