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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 17

on June 17, 2013
Charles Gounod in 1882

Charles Gounod in 1882 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Gounod – 1818 – Composer

“Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.”

Henry Lawson – 1867 – Writer

“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.”

Carl Van Vechten – 1880 – Writer

“The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.”

Igor Stravinsky – 1882 – Composer

“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”

M. C. Escher – 1898 – Artist

“We adore chaos because we love to produce order.”

Charles Eames – 1907 – Designer

“The real questions are:  Does it solve a problem?  Is it serviceable?  How is it going to look in ten years?”

John Hersey – 1914 – Writer

“Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.”

Kingman Brewster, Jr. – 1919 – Educator

“There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying on you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.”

Rod Paige – 1933 – Politician

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

“Character is one of the most precious parts of you.  You can’t get involved in things that will damage your character.”

William Lucking – 1941 – Actor

“Don’t even think of acting as a profession unless not doing it would cause you to sicken and waste away.”

Barry Manilow – 1943 – Singer (Barry Alan Pincus)

“You say something stupid and the next morning you’re in the headlines.”

Burt Rutan – 1943 – Scientist

“Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.”

Newt Gingrich – 1943 – Politician

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

Tommy Franks – 1945 – Soldier

“No one hates war like a soldier hates war.”

Jello Biafra – 1958 – Musician

“For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.”

Greg Kinnear – 1963 – Actor

“I’ve never had a clear road map.  When things come along, I benefit.”

Tory Burch – 1966 – Designer

“One of my greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them the forum to shine.”

Jason Clarke – 1969 – Actor

“As an actor, the first thing you learn in drama school is you never judge.”

Venus Williams

Venus Williams (Photo credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks)

Will Forte – 1970 – Actor

“My life is littered with bad decisions.”

Venus Williams – 1980 – Athlete

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.”

Kendrick Lamar – 1987 – Musician

“It’s easy to forget who you are.”


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