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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 12

Drawing upside down - Andrew Wyeth

Drawing upside down – Andrew Wyeth (Photo credit: Ujwala Prabhu)

Claude Bernard – 1813- Psychologist

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.”

Henry David Thoreau – 1817- Poet

“Luck comes to all who work at making it happen.”

William Osler – 1849 – Scientist

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”

George Eastman – 1854 – Businessman

“What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.”

Max Jacob – 1876 – Poet

“Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.”

Oscar Hammerstein – 1895 – Writer

“If you don’t have a dream how are you going to make a dream come true?”

R. Buckminster Fuller – 1895 – Inventor

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

Pablo Neruda – 1904 – Writer

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cdcovers/tchaikovsky/concerto no 1 van cliburn.jpg (Photo credit: exquisitur)

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

Milton Berle – 1908 – Comedian (Milton Berlinger)

“Motivation is when dreams put on work clothes.”

Willis Lamb – 1913 – Scientist

“You never find friends following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own.”

Andrew Wyeth – 1917 – Artist

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape.  Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.”

Pierre Berton – 1920 – Author

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant.  It seeks to divide and destroy.  It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.”

Beah Richards – 1926 – Actress

“Heaven and earth!  How is it that bodies join but never meet?”

Van Cliburn – 1934 – Musician

“I’m not a success, I’m a sensation.”

Bill Cosby – 1937 – Actor and Writer

“I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:  it seemed like a good idea at the time.”

Phillip Adams – 1939 – Writer

“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.”

John Lahr – 1941 – Critic

“Nobody has ever gone broke selling escape to the American public.”

Richard Simmons – 1948 – Celebrity

“Number one, like yourself.  Number two, you have to eat healthy.  And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns.  That’s my formula.”

Cheryl Ladd – 1951 – Actress

“You have to make peace with life.”

J. D. Hayworth – 1958 – Politician

“A fair question could be posted in this fashion:  If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?”

Adam Johnson – 1967 – Writer

“I know it really sounds cheesy, but I did feel a duty to try to tell the stories of people who couldn’t speak for themselves.”

Lisa Nicole Carson – 1969 – Actress

“Life is a full meal.”

Kristi Yamaguchi – 1971 – Athlete

“They say, once you have a child, your heart is forever outside your body.  I totally understand that now.”

Cheyenne Jackson – 1975 – Actress

“I think having a dog makes you more compassionate.”

Michelle Rodriguez – 1978 – Actress

“The best part of making the movies … learning from the pros themselves.”

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