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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 21

Fats Waller, three-quarter length portrait, se...

Fats Waller, three-quarter length portrait, seated at piano, facing front / World Telegram & Sun photo by Alan Fisher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alexander Pope – 1688 – Poet

“Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”

Elizabeth Fry – 1780 – Clergywoman

“Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.”

Henri Rousseau – 1844 – Artist

“Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.”

Armand Hammer – 1898 – Businessman

“When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.”

Fats Waller – 1904 – Musician (Thomas Wright Waller)

“If you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.”

Harold Robbins – 1916 – Author

“I won’t leave any unfinished manuscript.”

Raymond Burr – 1917 – Actor

“Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.”

Andrei Sakharov – 1921 – Physicist

“Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit.”

David Smith – 1930 – Educator

“The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans.”

Mary Robinson – 1944 – Stateswoman

Cropped screenshot of Raymond Burr from the fi...

Cropped screenshot of Raymond Burr from the film Please Murder Me. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“In a society where the rights and potential of woman are constrained, no man can be truly free.  He may have power, but he will not have freedom.”

Richard Hatch – 1946 – Actor

“Whatever you determine to be true in the subconscious becomes true for you.”

Al Franken – 1951 – Comedian

“Mistakes are a part of being human.  Appreciate your mistakes for what they are:  precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.  Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”

Marc Ribot – 1954 – Musician

“Good is the director who lets you do what you have to do.”

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