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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 27

on July 27, 2013
English: New York Giants manager Leo Durocher ...

English: New York Giants manager Leo Durocher in a 1948 issue of Baseball Digest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Douglas Horton – 1891 – Clergyman

“If you love something let it go free.  If it doesn’t come back, you never had it.  If it comes back, love it forever.”

Leo Durocher – 1905 – Athlete

“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you an idiot.”

Philip Guston – 1913 – Artist

“Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.”

Elizabeth Hardwick – 1916 – Critic

“Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.”

Norman Lear – 1922 – Television Producer

“Life is made up of small pleasures.  Happiness is made up of those tiny successes.  The big ones come too infrequently.  And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.”

Vincent Canby – 1924 – Critic

“Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.”

Norman Ralph Augustine – 1935 – Author

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”

Gary Gygax – 1938 – Inventor

“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don’t need any rules.”

English: Gary Gygax at Gen Con Indy 2007. Gyga...

English: Gary Gygax at Gen Con Indy 2007. Gygax is standing in the Troll Lord Games booth (booth 515). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bobbie Gentry – 1944 – Musician

“Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.”

Peggy Fleming – 1948 – Athlete

“The first thing is to love your sport.  Never do it to please someone else.  It has to be yours.”

Juliana Hatfield – 1967 – Musician

“If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed.”

Cassandra Clare – 1973 – Author

“You’re a reader as well as a writer, so write what you’d want to read.”

Alex Rodriguez – 1975 – Athlete

“Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.”

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