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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 27

on June 27, 2013
Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Photo credit: Marion Doss)

Augustus de Morgan – 1806 – Mathematician

“It is easier to square a circle than to get round a mathematician.”

Lafcadio Hearn – 1850 – Author

“The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature.”

John Manash – 1865 – Soldier

“Feed the troops on victory.”

Emma Goldman – 1869 – Activist

“The most violent element in society is ignorance.”

Paul Lawrence Dunbar – 1872 – Poet

“And that is life.”

Helen Keller – 1880 – Author

“Never bend your head.  Always hold it high.  Look the world straight in the eye.”

Gaston Bachelard – 1884 – Philosopher

“One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.”

Bob Keeshan – 1927 – Entertainer

“Play is the work of children.  It’s very serious stuff.”

Ross Perot – 1930 – Businessman

“An activist is not the man who says the river is dirty – it’s the man who cleans up the river.”

Lucille Clifton – 1936 – Poet

English: Publicity photo of Bob Keeshan as Cap...

English: Publicity photo of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry.  One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.”

Alan Coren – 1938 – Writer

“I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on the payroll to test things.”

James P. Hogan – 1941 – Author

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts.”

Krzysztof Kieslowski – 1941 – Director

“Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.”

Ami Ayalon – 1945 – Author

“A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.”

Vera Wang – 1949 – Fashion Designer

“Don’t be afraid to take time to learn.  It’s good to work for other people.  I worked for others for 20 years.  They paid me to learn.”

Anita Diament – 1951 – Author

“I get nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.  But I kept trying.”

Isabelle Adjani – 1955 – Actress

“You protect your being when you love yourself better.  That’s the secret.”

J. J. Abrams – 1966 – Director

“We live in an age of instant knowledge.  And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.”

Cecily von Ziegesar – 1970 – Author

“I tend to stare at people and memorize what they’re saying and how they say it.”

Tobey Maguire – 1975 – Actor

“I am a blank slate – therefore I can create anything I want.”

Khloe Kardashian – 1984 – Entertainer

“I’m strong and fearless and not afraid to take risks in business.”

Matthew Lewis – 1989 – Actor

“I’m very self-conscious as an actor, with performances and things, and I don’t like watching my own self.”

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