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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 13

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), Irish poet...

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), Irish poet and dramatist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fanny Burney – 1752 – Novelist

“I cannot sleep – great joy is as restless as great sorrow.”

William Butler Yeats – 1865 – Poet

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Fernando Pessoa – 1888 – Author

“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.”

Basil Rathbone – 1892 – Actor

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”

Dorothy L. Sayers – 1893 – Author

“I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking.”

Jacques-Henri Lartigue – 1894 – Photographer

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”

Mark Van Doren – 1894 – Poet

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

Paavo Nurmi – 1897 – Athlete

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton (Photo credit: KCIvey)


“All that I am, I am because of my mind.”

Harold Grange – 1903 – Athlete

“If you can’t explain it, how can you take credit for it?”

Eleanor Holmes Norton – 1937 – Politician

“There is no reason to repeat bad history.”

Malcolm McDowell – 1943 – Actor

“Let’s not get too precious about it:  actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons.  We are just entertaining people.”

Laura Kightlinger – 1969 – Comedian

“I have to find work wherever it might be hiding.”

Jennifer Yuh Nelson – 1972 – Director

“Talking to actors is the same as talking to any other artists; it’s getting into the moment for them, and making sure they can lose themselves in the performance.”

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