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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!

July 7

on July 7, 2013
English: George Cukor

English: George Cukor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gustav Mahler – 1860 – Composer

“Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested.  So let us not be idle.”

Thomas Brooks – 1880 – Politician

“The best way to do ourselves good is to be doing good to others; the best way to gather is to scatter.”

Leon Feuchtwanger – 1884 – Novelist

“Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.”

Marc Chagall – 1887 – Artist

“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”

George Cukor – 1899 – Producer

“You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.”

Satchel Paige – 1906 – Baseball Player

“Age is mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Robert A. Heinlein – 1907 – Writer

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

Gian Carlo Menotti – 1911 – Composer

“A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.”

Margaret Walker – 1915 – Poet

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.”

Pierre Cardin – 1922 – Designer

Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van V...

Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I have a name, I have to take advantage of it.”

David Eddings – 1931 – Author

“The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world.  I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day.”

David McCullough – 1933 – Historian

“Every book is a new journey.  I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.”

Ringo Starr – 1940 – Musician

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Dick Armey – 1940 – Politician

“Three groups spend other people’s money:  children, thieves, politicians.  All three need supervision.”

Joel Siegel – 1943 – Critic

“If you fight back and get hit, it hurts a little while; if you don’t fight back it hurts forever.”

Shelley Duvall – 1949 – Actress

“Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously, or you’ll become affected, pompous and boring.”

Ben Linder – 1959 – Celebrity

“Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started.”

Eric Jerome Dickey – 1961 – Author

“It’s impossible to explain creativity.  It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’  You just do.”

John Leonard – 1965 – Poet

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”

Amy Carlson – 1968 – Actress

“When people have an inner sense of confidence, they’re more beautiful.”

Jeff Vandermeer – 1968 – Writer

“History has shown us all too often consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all.”

Joe Sakic – 1969 – Athlete

“I’m leaving the game of hockey with nothing but good memories.”

Lisa Leslie – 1971 – Athlete

“Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age.  It’s about work ethic.  Winning never gets old.”

Hamish Linklater – 1976 – Actor

“I invested all my money in debt.”

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