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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 31

Hank Jones, Newport Jazz Festival, 7/14/05

Hank Jones, Newport Jazz Festival, 7/14/05 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sebastian Spering Kresge – 1867 – Merchant – Founder of KMart

“I never made a dime – talking.”

Munchi Premchand – 1880 – Writer

“Beauty doesn’t need ornaments – softness can’t bear the weight of ornaments.”

Jean Dubuffet – 1901 – Artist

“For me, insanity is super sanity.  The normal is psychotic.  Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.”

Irv Kupcinet – 1912 – Journalist

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”

Hank Jones – 1918 – Musician

“I am the sum total of everything I have experienced musically.”

Curt Gowdy – 1919 -Sports Broadcaster

“An announcer is only as good as yesterday’s performance.”

Primo Levi – 1919 – Scientist

“Anyone who had obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying a primary need.”

Primo Levi

Primo Levi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alan Autry – 1952 – Actor

“Leadership demands that we make tough choices.”

Thomas Leonard – 1955 – Businessman

“A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you.”

Mark Cuban – 1958 – Businessman

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is.  Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world.  Love what you do or don’t do it.”

J. K. Rowling – 1965 – Author (Joanne Rowling)

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.  But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

Elizabeth Wurtzel – 1967 – Writer

“Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can’t stop it.”

Eve Best – 1971 – Actress

“Time is about the need to control.  Let go of control and embrace what happens.”

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