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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 5

on June 5, 2013
John Maynard Keynes Русский: Джон Мейнард Кейн...

John Maynard Keynes Русский: Джон Мейнард Кейнс Türkçe: John Maynard Keynes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adam Smith – 1723 – Economist

“Man is an animal that makes bargains:  no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.”

George Stephen – 1829 – Businessman

“When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.”

Robert Mayer – 1879 – Businessman

“I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations.”

John Maynard Keynes – 1883 – Economist

“Successful investing is anticipating the anticipation of others.”

Ivy Compton Burnett – 1884 – Novelist

“A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.”

Ruth Benedict – 1887 – Scientist

“The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.”

Roy Thomson – 1894 – Publisher

“Think until it hurts.”

Federico Garcia Lorca – 1898 – Poet

“The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm.  Geometry and anguish.”

Garrett Fort – 1900 – Writer Mark Wahlberg (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

“Superstition?  Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?”

Alfred Kazin – 1915 – Critic

“If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we’d look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.”

Tony Richardson – 1928 – Stage and Film Director

“Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.”

Helene Cixous – 1937 – Writer

“Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.”

Joe Clark – 1939 – Scientist

“Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.”

Margaret Drabble – 1939 – Novelist

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”


MARGARET DRABBLE AT BEVERLEY BOOKFEST (Photo credit: summonedbyfells)

Whitfield Diffie – 1944 – Scientist

“If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.”

John Bach – 1946 – Actor

“To the timid soul, nothing is possible.”

David Horne – 1947 – Playwright

“No one but a fool is always right.”

Laurie Anderson – 1947 – Musician

“As a New Yorker, I’m someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.”

Ken Follett – 1949 – Author

“The research is the easiest.  The outline is the most fun.  The first draft is the hardest because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out.  The rewrite is very satisfying.”

Suze Orman – 1951 – Financial Advisor and Writer

“If you have debt I’m willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too.”

Peter Erskine – 1954 – Musician

“There is no point in launching technology before customers are ready to use it.”

Kenny G – 1956 – Musician

“I really create everything I do from the heart.”

Ron Livingston – 1968 – Actor

“Life is not always like chess.  Just because you have the king surrounded, don’t think he is not capable of hurting you.”

Brian McKnight – 1969 – Musician

“I don’t care how small the game.  I want to win.”

Mark Wahlberg – 1971 – Actor

“A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.”

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