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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 25

Ralph Walso Emerson

Ralph Walso Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Mason Good – 1764 – Scientist

“Happiness consists in activity.  It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson – 1803 – Poet

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.”

Igor Sikorsky – 1889 – Aviator

“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.”

Gene Tunney – 1897 – Athlete

“Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.”

Bennett Cerf – 1898 – Journalist

“A pat on the back, though only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results.”

Theodore Roethke – 1908 – Poet

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.”

Jack Steinberger – 1921 – Physicist

“I feel I learned as much from fellow students as from the professors.”

Hal David – 1921 – Musician

“It’s not just a revue where one song is done, then another.  There are concepts and ideas at work.”

Robert Ludlum – 1927 – Novelist

“I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies.”

Beverly Sills – 1929 – Singer and Musician

“Everything you need you already have.  You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.  Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.”

John Gregory Dunne – 1932 – Writer

“Writing is manual labor of the mind:  a job, like laying pipe.”

Mark Shields – 1937 – Journalist

“There is always strength in numbers.  The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.”

Margaret Forster – 1938 – Author

“People talk about escapism as though it’s something nasty but escapism is wonderful.”

Frank Oz – 1944 – Actor

“The biggest problems with movies are expectations.”

Stan Sakai – 1953 – Cartoonist

“All my knowledge comes from research.”

Connie Sellecca – 1955 – Actress

“If you believe in what you’re doing, you’ll be successful.”

Paul Weller – 1958 – Musician

Mike Myers

Mike Myers (Photo credit: Alan Light)

“Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I’d sooner take my aggression out on a guitar and treat it with the same seriousness.”

Anthea Turner – 1960 – Entertainer

“Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.”

Eric Brown – 1960 – Writer

“The inspiration to write?  Perhaps it’s not so much inspiration as a NEED to write.  I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven’t written for a while.  Ideas come to me and need to be written down.”

Mike Myers – 1963 – Actor

“People ask me to record their answering machines all the time.  I love it.  It’s a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.”

Poppy Z. Brite – 1967 – Author

“And I can’t think of a reason I’d ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn’t want to publish something that I didn’t like enough to put my name on it.”

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