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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!

June 3

on June 3, 2013
Philippe Quinault

Philippe Quinault (Photo credit: Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara)

Philippe Quinault – 1635 – Dramatist

“It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary.”

James Hutton – 1726 – Scientist

“What more can we require?  Nothing but time.”

William Hone – 1780 – Writer

“A good lather is half the shave.”

Richard Cobden – 1804 – Businessman

“For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.”

Jefferson Finis Davis – 1808 – U.S. Statesman and Soldier

“Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.”

Raoul Dufy – 1877 – Artist

“I don’t follow any system.  All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.”

Alfred Korzybski – 1879 – Scientist

“There are two ways to slice easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything.  Both ways save us from thinking.”

English: Alfred Korzybski, Polish philosopher ...

English: Alfred Korzybski, Polish philosopher and scientist. Polski: Alfred Korzybski, inżynier, filozof, matematyk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Josephine Baker – 1906 (Freda Josephine McDonald) – Dancer and Entertainer

“Beautiful?  It’s all a question of luck.  I was born with good legs.  As for the rest…beautiful, no.  Amusing, yes.”

Tony Curtis – 1925 (Bernard Schwartz) – Actor

“I enlisted when I was a boy.  The Navy looked after me like my mother.  It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.”

Allen Ginsberg – 1926 – Poet

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”

Chuck Barris – 1929 – Television Producer

“Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business.”

Howard Simons – 1929 – Editor

“People who are funny and smart and return phone calls get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.”

Larry McMurtry – 1936 – Writer, Bookseller, and Academic

“Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.”

Ian Hunter – 1939 – Musician

“I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators.”

Curtis Mayfield – 1942 – Rhythm and Blues Singer and Songwriter

“Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain.”

Hale Irwin – 1945 – Athlete

“If you’re not just a bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.”

John Dykstra – 1947 – Scientist

“If you can imagine it, we can make it.”

Silas Robertson – 1948 – Celebrity

“America, everybody is in too big a rush.  Lay back, take a sip of tea, mow a little grass.  Then if you get tired, take a nap.”

Anderson Cooper – 1967 – Journalist

“Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.”

Katie Hoff – 1989 – Athlete

“I can just put my head down and train hard.”


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