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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 16

on July 16, 2013
English: Public Domain Image of Mary Baker Eddy

English: Public Domain Image of Mary Baker Eddy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joshua Reynolds – 1723 – Artist

“The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.”

Mary Baker Eddy – 1821 – Theologian

“Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love.  It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but required all mankind to share it.”

Theodore N. Vail – 1845 – Industrialist

“Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”

Roald Amundsen – 1972 – Explorer

“Adventure is just bad planning.”

Ivy Lee – 1877 – Writer

“Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow.”

Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1889 – Athlete

“I ain’t afraid to tell the world that it didn’t take school stuff to help a fella play ball.”

Orville Redenbacher – 1907 – Businessman

“I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might as well be in the Processing Business.”

Barbara Stanwyck – 1907 – Actress

Ginger Rogers - 1920s

Ginger Rogers – 1920s (Photo credit: danceonair1986)

“Egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.”

Ginger Rogers – 1911 – Actress (Virginia Katherine McMath)

“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.”

Mari Evans – 1923 – Poet

“To identify the enemy is to free the mind.”

Bess Myerson – 1924 – Model

“To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.”

Robert Sheckley – 1928 – Author

“A novel is often a longer process of handling self-doubt.”

Anita Brookner – 1938 – Historian

“Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.”

Desmond Dekker – 1941 – Musician

“Things will get better if you just hold out long enough.”

Jimmy Johnson – 1943 – Coach

“The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care.  People can spot a phony every time.”

Tony Kushner – 1956 – Playwright

“As a playwright, you are a torturer of actors and of the audience as well.  You inflict things on people.”

Jerry Doyle – 1956 – Actor

“If you’re not having fun – I don’t care what you’re doing – don’t do it.  Move on.  Find something else, life’s too short.”

Michael Flatley – 1958 – Dancer

“Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success.”

Mark Burnett – 1960 – Businessman

“The best person to get something done is a busy person.”

Phoebe Cates – 1963 – Actress

“Too many people are buying gifts for themselves when they pick out a gift for a friend.”

Miguel Indurain – 1964 – Athlete

“To be free and to live a free life – that is the most beautiful thing there is.”

Will Ferrell – 1967 – Comedian

“I have only been funny about seventy-four percent of the time.  Yes I think that is right.  Seventy-four percent of the time.”

Barry Sanders – 1968 – Athlete

“I really love peace and quiet.”

Corey Feldman – 1971 – Actor

“As an actor, you’re pretty much a hired gun.  You are reading other people’s words off a page and doing what they want you to do.”

Brian Celio – 1981 – Novelist

“True friends:  only a few have ’em, but only a few will admit that they don’t.”

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