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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 23

on July 23, 2013
English: Portrait drawing of American stage ac...

English: Portrait drawing of American stage actress Charlotte Saunders Cushman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charlotte Saunders Cushman – 1816 – Actress

“No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.”

Julia Gardiner Tyler – 1820 – Wife of President John Tyler

“I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion … this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world.”

Simeon Strunsky – !879 – Essayist

“Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.”

Raymond Chandler – 1888 – Writer

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Marston Bates – 1906 – Scientist

“Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.”

M. H. Abrams – 1912 – Critic (Meyer Howard Abrams)

“If you read quickly to get through a poem to see what is means, you have missed the body of the poem.”

Michael Wilding – 1912 – Actor

“You can pick out by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.”

Pee Wee Reese – 1918 – Athlete (Harold Peter Henry Reese)

“If you rush in and out of the clubhouse, you rush in and out of baseball.”

Julia Tyler was the First Lady of the United S...

Julia Tyler was the First Lady of the United States. She was the second wife of President John Tyler. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Steve Lacy – 1934 – Musician

“Risk is at the heart of jazz.  Every note we play is a risk.”

Don Drysdale – 1936 – Athlete

“When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit, I want to chew up my glove.”

Robert M. Parker, Jr. – 1947 – Critic

“My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing.”

Edie McClurg – 1951 – Actress

“Self-doubt kills talent.”

Woody Harrelson – 1961 – Actor (Woodrow Tracy Harrelson)

“A grownup is a child with layers on.”

Alison Krauss – 1971 – Musician

“I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.”

Omar Epps – 1973 – Actor

“I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?”

Maurice Greene – 1974 – Athlete

“It is only those who believe in their ability who shine when it matters.”

Lauren Groff – 1978 – Novelist

“At least in my case, a very simple, regular, happy life makes for better writing.”

Daniel Radcliffe – 1989 – Actor

“Don’t try too hard to be something you’re not.”

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