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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 11

, former U.S. Representative from Montana.

, former U.S. Representative from Montana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ben Jonson – 1572 – Poet

“He that is taught only be himself has a fool for a master.”

John Constable – 1776 – Artist

“I never saw an ugly thing in my life:  for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.”

Julia Margaret Cameron – 1815 – Photographer

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”

Alexander Bain – 1818 – Philosopher

“Instinct is untaught ability.”

Richard Strauss – 1864 – Composer

“The human voice is the most beautiful instrument, but it is the most difficult to play.”

E. V. Lucas – 1868 – Writer

“I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.”

Alfred L. Kroeber – 1876 – Scientist

“Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.”

Jeanette Rankin – 1880 – Member of U. S. House of Representatives and Social Activist


“If I had my life to live over, I would do it all again, but this time I would be nastier.”

Română: Jacques-Yves Cousteau cu Mihai Băcescu...

Română: Jacques-Yves Cousteau cu Mihai Băcescu, 1977 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jacques Yves Cousteau – 1910 – Explorer

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Vince Lombardi – 1913 – Football Coach

“If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”

Hazel Scott – 1920 – Musician

“I have always respected everyone’s religion.  As I say, there is only one God and a lot of confused people.”

William Styron – 1925 – Novelist

“Reading – the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.”

Gene Wilder – 1933 – Actor

“A lot of comics derive their main force from childish behavior.  Most great comics are doing such silly things; you’d say, ‘That’s what a child would do.'”

Chad Everett – 1936 – Actor

“I went into acting because I’m easily bored.  Acting seemed to give vent to a lot of different feelings.”

Adrienne Barbeau – 1945 – Actress

“When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is so much fun.  I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do.”

Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau (Photo credit: 5of7)


Graham Russell – 1950 – Musician

“I think with any songwriter the first 1,000 songs are always terrible.”

Peter Bergman – 1953 – Actor

“When you are not practicing, remember somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet him, he will win.”

Steven A. Cohen – 1956 – Businessman

“There’s something to be said for giving and helping to change people’s lives.”

Joe Montana – 1956 – Athlete

“Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first.  They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true.  There is, I believe, no other way to live.”

Shia LaBeouf – 1986 – Actor

“Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.”

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