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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 9

on July 9, 2013
English: Dame Barbara Cartland

English: Dame Barbara Cartland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Peach Robinson – 1830 – Photographer

“No departure from the truth of nature shall be discovered by the closest scrutiny.”

Franz Boas – 1858 – Scientist

“If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.”

Don Herold – 1889 – Writer

“Don’t ever slam a door, you might want to go back.”

Dorothy Thompson – 1893 – Journalist

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”

Barbara Cartland – 1901 – Novelist

“After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face.  My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.”

Minor White – 1908 – Photographer

“Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.”

Mervyn Peake – 1911 – Writer

“Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.”

John Archibald Wheeler – 1911 – Physicist

“In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.”

Roberto Goizueta – 1932 – Businessman

“Once you lose everything, what’s the worst that’s going to happen to you?  You develop a self-assurance.”

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the U...

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Donald Rumsfeld – 1932 – Politician

“If you try to please everybody, somebody’s not going to like it.”

Michael Graves – 1934 – Architect

“I don’t care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.”

June Jordan – 1936 – Writer

“In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself in a really deep serious way.”

David Hockney – 1937 – Artist

“Always live in the ugliest house on the street and then you don’t have to look at it.”

Dean Koontz – 1945 – Author

“Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.”

O. J. Simpson – 1947 – Athlete (Orenthal James Simpson)

“Money takes wings.  The only thing that endures is character.”

Nigel Lythgoe – 1949 – Director

“It takes two to make a relationship, but only one to screw it up.”

John Tesh – 1952 – Musician

“A lot of people are willing to pray or to put in work, but they’re not willing to take true risks.”

Kevin O’Leary – 1954 – Businessman

“Don’t cry over money, it never cries for you.”

Jimmy Smits – 1955 – Actor

“Celebrity hits like a bomb.”

Lindsey Graham – 1955 – Politician

“It’s one thing to shoot yourself in the foot.  Just don’t reload the gun.”

Tom Hanks – 1956 – Actor

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.  It’s the hard that makes it great.”

Marc Almond – 1957 – Musician

“I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions I had when I was younger.”

Kelly McGillis – 1957 – Actress

“Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are.”

Paul Merton – 1957 – Comedian

“The thing about improvisation is that it’s not about what you say.  It’s listening to what other people say.  It’s about what you hear.”

Courtney Love – 1964 – Musician

“I’m not a woman.  I’m a force of nature.”


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