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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!

August 2

Elisha Gray

Elisha Gray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Tyndall – 1820 – Physicist

“Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond its own immediate boundaries.”

Elisha Gray – 1835 – Inventor

“As to Bell’s talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles … its commercial values will be limited.”

Francis Marion Crawford – 1854 – Writer

“No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.”

Irving Babbitt – 1865 – Critic

“Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn.”

Westbrook Pegler – 1894 – Journalist

“Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste the time and try the spirit of man.”

Myrna Loy – 1905 – Actress

“Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.”

George Kimble – 1908 – Historian

“The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.”

Carroll O’Connor – 1922 – Actor

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.”

James Baldwin – 1924 – Novelist

“When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.”

Peter O’Toole – 1932 – Actor

“It’s my job, it’s what I do, it’s what I’m on earth to do, and it’s who I am.”

Garth Hudson – 1937 – Musician

“Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted with the idiom of country or rock music, it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.  Bars are a rehearsal place.”

Francis Marion Crawford (1854 - 1909), an Amer...

Francis Marion Crawford (1854 – 1909), an American writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wes Craven – 1939 – Director

“I learned to take the first job that you have in the business that you want to get into.  It doesn’t matter what that job it, you get your foot in the door.”

Phil Condit – 1941 – Businessman

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Rose Tremain – 1943 – Novelist

“Life is not a dress rehearsal.”

Isabel Allende – 1942 – Writer

“All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.  Certain themes keep coming up:  justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.”

Dennis Prager – 1948 – Journalist

“Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.”

James Fallows – 1949 – Journalist

“Always write angry letters to your enemies.  Never mail them.”

Lance Ito – 1950 – Judge

“If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public.”

Caleb Carr – 1955 – Novelist

“Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.”

Victoria Jackson – 1959 – Comedianne

“Maybe I’ll learn how, but the only thing I can do is turn down parts that would hurt my conscience.”

Tim Wakefield – 1966 – Athlete

“It’s nice to have a catcher who knows my mechanics, too.  That way if I get into trouble he can stop me before I get out of control.”

Kevin Smith – 1970 – Director

“All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what’s there.”

Sam Worthington – 1976 – Actor

“Well, I think the world changes around you and I think you don’t change.  That’s as simple as that.”

Edward Furlong – 1977 – Actor

“I don’t think anyone has a normal family.”

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