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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 15

The Author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas&...

The Author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clement Clarke Moore – 1779 – Writer

“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

Franklin Knight Lane – 1864 – Politician

“A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something.”

Lord Northcliffe – 1865 – Publisher

“Journalism:  A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.”

Walter Benjamin – 1892 – Critic

“Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.”

Rudolf Arnheim – 1904 – Artist

“In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.”

Dorothy Fields – 1905 – Musician

“A song just doesn’t come on.  I’ve always had to tease it, squeeze it out.”

Robert Conquest – 1917 – Historian

“Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands.”

Iris Murdoch – 1919 – Author

“Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.”

Jacques Derrida – 1930 – Philosopher

“To pretend, I actually do the thing:  I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”

Clive Cussler – 1931 – Writer

“Sometimes my plot lines are so convoluted, I get calls from friends at 3 AM saying; you SOB.  You’ll never pull this one off.”

Harrison Birtwistle – 1934 – Composer

“My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don’t meet.  And then your friends say:  It’s terrific!”

Alex Karras – 1935 – Athlete

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.”

Larry Cohen – 1941 – Director

“Are you eating it?  Or is it eating you?”

Linda Ronstadt – 1946 – Musician

“The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream.”

Lydia Davis – 1942 – Writer

“I would recommend, definitely, developing a ‘day job’ that you like – don’t expect to make money writing.”

Trevor Horn – 1949 – Musician

“I hate having to read the manual.”

Richard Russo – 1949 – Novelist

“People in small towns, much more than in cities, share a destiny.”

Jesse Ventura – 1952 – Athlete and Politician

“Wrestling is ballet with violence.”

Willie Aames – 1960 – Actor

“I don’t think you need to go looking for the enemy.  He’s going to look for you.”

Kim Alexis – 1960 – Model

English: Dan Lipinski

English: Dan Lipinski (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Don’t ever be afraid to step out and do something different.”

Dan Lipinski – 1966 – Politician

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”

Adam Savage – 1967 – Entertainer

“I reject your reality and substitute my own.”

Ian K. Smith – 1969 – Author

“Women want to feel wanted.  Men want to feel needed.”

Brian Austin Green – 1973 – Actor

“The worst thing you can do is to put your life aside for someone else.”

Seth Gordon – 1974 – Director

“The best movies are rooted in reality.”

Diane Kruger – 1976 – Model

“You should be smart enough to know that you don’t know everything.  But you have to believe in yourself.  I certainly do.”

Taylor Kinney – 1981 – Actor

“To be honest, as an actor, job security is not a trait.”

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