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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 24

on June 24, 2013
Ambrose Bierce, American author

Ambrose Bierce, American author (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Ward Beecher – 1813 – Clergyman

“In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”

Rebecca Harding Davis – 1831 – Author

“The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.”

Ambrose Bierce – 1842 – Journalist

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the speech you will ever regret.”

Jack Dempsey – 1895 – Athlete

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

Katherine Dunham – 1909 – Dancer

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone.  Now I want ‘She did it.'”

Irving R. Kaufman – 1910 – Judge

“The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.”

Mary Wesley – 1912 – Novelist

“Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it’s a lot of fun!”

Fred Hoyle – 1915 – Scientist

“There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don’t know what it’s a plan for.”

Norman Cousins – 1915 – Author

“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”

John Ciardi – 1916 – Dramatist

“Intelligence recognizes what has happened.  Genius recognizes what will happen.”

Martin Lewis Perl – 1927 – Physicist

Solange Knowles @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester,...

Solange Knowles @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, (14/11/08) (Photo credit: magicube77 (shay))

“My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings, as did many immigrants.”

Claude Chabrol – 1930 – Director

“Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating than intelligence.  Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.”

Peter Bart – 1932 – Editor

“Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it’s the ultimate example of too much information.”

Terry Riley – 1935 – Composer

“Everyone seems to be in a kind of accelerated time mode that is beyond their own control.”

Lawrence Block – 1938 – Writer

“When you get older, keeping the private stuff private seems less important.”

Sherry Stringfield – 1967 – Actress

“It’s amazing how everyone has an opinion on how you should live your life.”

Jean Charest – 1968 – Lawyer

“You can’t go east and west at the same time.”

Christine Rampone – 1975 – Athlete

“I try to be realistic, listen to my body and know when to slow down.”

Solange Knowles – 1986 – Actress

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You get educated by traveling.”

Lionel Messi – 1987 – Athlete

“The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”


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