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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 29

English: Booth Tarkington

English: Booth Tarkington (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Actress Theda Bara in a promotional photo

English: Actress Theda Bara in a promotional photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Drew – 1797 – Businessman

“He who sells what isn’t his’n, must buy it back or go to prison.”

Alexis de Tocqueville – 1805 – Historian

“Life is to be entered upon with courage.”

Max Nordau – 1849 – Critic

“It is well to be alone.  It fertilizes the creative impulse.”

Booth Tarkington – 1869 – Novelist

“The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.”

Don Marquis – 1878 – Poet

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

Theda Bara – 1885 – Actress

“The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.”

Sigmund Romberg – 1887 – Composer

“A love song is just a caress set to music.”

Clara Bow – 1905 – Actress

“Even now I can’t trust life.  It did too many awful things to me as a kid.”

Stanley Kunitz – 1905 – Poet

“Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died.  They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call.  We have need for them.  They represent the wisdom of our race.”

Dag Hammarskjold – 1905 Diplomat

“The longest journey is the journey in words.  Of him who has chosen his destiny, who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.”

Diana Vreeland – 1906 – Editor

“You don’t have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.”

Jean Baudrillard – 1929 – Sociologist

“Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom.  The first is being a bore.”

Peter Jennings – 1938 – Journalist

“Have a sense of humor about life – you will need it.  And be courteous.”

Gary Busey – 1944 – Actor

“If you take shortcuts, you get cut short.”

Sharon Creech – 1945 – Writer

“Read a lot, live your life, and listen and watch, so that your mind fills up with millions of images.”

Tim Gunn – 1953 – Designer

“Take the high road.  No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.”

Lisi Harrison – 1970 – Author

“I like writing about the issues we all bump up against as we get older, but I try to present them in a fun way.”

Josh Radnor – 1974 – Director

“Kindness is not about instant gratification.  More often, it’s akin to a low-risk investment that steadily appreciates steadily over time.”

Keeth Smart – 1978 – Athlete

“Some of my competitors overlook the importance of knowing as much as possible about their opponents, but I think that it is an invaluable asset that I have gained from working.”

Marlen Esparza – 1989 – Athlete

“As an athlete, confidence makes me more competitive and helps me perform better.”

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