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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 24

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Whewell – 1794 – Philosopher

“Every failure is a step to success.”

Queen Victoria – 1819 – British Royalty

“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.”

Arthur Wing Pinero – 1855 – Actor

“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.”

Benjamin Cardozo – 1870 – Judge

“Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.”

Elsa Maxwell – 1883 – Writer

“A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing.  Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.”

Helen B. Taussig – 1898 – Scientist

“Learn to listen with your fingers.”

Coleman Young – 1918 – Politician

“You can’t look forward and backward at the same time.”

Roger Caras – 1928 – Activist

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Arnold Wesker – 1932 – Dramatist

“Whatever happened to the good old days:  you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering.”

David Viscott – 1938 – Psychologist

“If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”

Joseph Brodsky – 1940 – Poet

“Bad literature is a form of treason.”

Bob Dylan – 1941 – Musician

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

Gary Burghoff – 1943 – Actor

Patti LaBelle in Zang Toi at The Heart Truth’s...

Patti LaBelle in Zang Toi at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I don’t vote for the guy I trust.  I vote for the guy who trusts me the most.”

James Levine – 1943 – Musician

“Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.”

Patti LaBelle – 1944 – Musician

“A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.”

Alfred Molina – 1953 – Actor

“To be challenged means to strive – I’m almost certain that’s true.”

Rosanne Cash – 1955 – Musician

“Every person’s every action has an effect.”

Kristin Scott Thomas – 1960 – Actress

“I never go straight to the point if I can go the most difficult way.  Why be simple when you can be complicated?”

John C. Reilly – 1965 – Actor

“I try to take things that challenge me either physically or mentally, or I have to learn a new skill.”

Eric Cantona – 1966 – Athlete

“I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.”

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