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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 22

on July 22, 2013
Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gregor Mendel – 1822 – Scientist

“My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.”

Emma Lazarus – 1849 – Poet

“Give me you tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.”

Edward Hopper – 1882 – Artist

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

Rose F. Kennedy – 1890 – Writer and Activist

“Birds sing after a storm, why shouldn’t we?”

Karl A. Menninger – 1893 – Psychologist

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward.  When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”

Stephen Vincent Benet – 1898 – Poet

“Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.”

Alexander Calder – 1898 – Sculptor

“To an engineer, good enough means perfect.  With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.”

Edward Dahlberg – 1900 – Novelist

“A strong foe is better than a weak friend.”

Official photograph of Kay Bailey Hutchison, U...

Official photograph of Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Mainwaring – 1902 – Novelist

“Seems like everything people oughta know they just don’t want to hear.  I guess that’s the big trouble with the world.”

Amy Vanderbilt – 1908 – Author

“The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone.”

Oscar de la Renta – 1932 – Designer

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”

Tom Robbins – 1936 – Author

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”

Alex Trebek – 1940 – Entertainer

“It’s very important in life to know when to shut up.  You should not be afraid of silence.”

Kay Bailey Hutchison – 1943 – Senator

“I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money then the government ever could.”

Albert Brooks – 1947 – Actor

“Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.”

Gilles Duceppe – 1947 – Politician

“I have never believed that things happen by themselves.”

Don Henley – 1947 – Musician

“A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.”

Danny Glover – 1947 – Actor

“If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children’s mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives.”

S. E. Hinton – 1948 – Writer (Susan Elizabeth Hinton)

“Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.”

Willem Dafoe – 1955 – Actor

“The worst thing is to get involved with people who aren’t passionate about what they’re doing.”

Keith Sweat – 1961 – Musician

“If you fall, get back up.  That’s what life is about.”

Steve Albini – 1962 – Musician

“Know what you’re trying to do before you do it.  Turning knobs at random isn’t enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.”

Rhys Ifans – 1967 – Actor

“Don’t be late.  Learn your lines.  Be good to people.  Treat people nice.”

Alan Cox – 1968 – Inventor

“Live fast, die old, and make very sure everyone knows you were there.”

Franka Potente – 1974 – Actress

“To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.”

Selena Gomez – 1992 – Actress

“If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.”


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