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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 16

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992)

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) (Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution)

Giovanni Boccaccio – 1313 – Author

“People tend to believe the bad rather than the good.”

Geronimo – 1829 – Statesman

“While living I want to live well.”

Stan Laurel – 1890 – Actor

“Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.”

Barbara McClintock – 1902 – Scientist

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off…no matter what they say.”

Enoch Powell – 1912 – Politician

“If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.”

John Tukey – 1915 – Scientist

“Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.”

Katharine Graham – 1917 – Businesswoman

“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”

Isabelle Holland – 1920 – Writer

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”

Idries Shah – 1924 – Author

JOYCE CAROL OATES   (Author -Novelist)  /   Bo...
JOYCE CAROL OATES (Author -Novelist) / Book Reading & Signing Event 2008 – Bryant Park, Manhattan NYC – 07/23/08 (Photo credit: asterix611)

“Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm.”

John Shelby Spong – 1931 – Clergyman

“Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good.”

Erich Segal – 1937 – Novelist

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flooding lights,  If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”

Joyce Carol Oates – 1938 – Novelist

“In love there are two things – bodies and words.”

Phil Mickelson – 1970 – Golfer

“The object of golf is not just to win.  It is to play like a gentleman, and win.”

Tupac Shakur – 1971 – Musician

“My mama always used to tell me:  ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.'”

John Cho – 1972 – Actor

“With acting, you are a small part of the creative process, and sometimes it is hard to feel like you are making an impact.”

Ben Rattray – 1980 – Businessman

“Some charaties treat donors like cash machines.  Until now there hasn’t been any effective way for them to provide a more personal or interactive giving experiences.”

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