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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 7

English: Billie Burke, American actress, early...

English: Billie Burke, American actress, early in her career (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Powell Clayton – 1833 – Politician

“Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.”

Alice James – 1848 – Writer

“I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more.”

Emil Nolde – 1867 – Artist

“The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.”

Mata Hari – 1876 – Dancer and Spy

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.”

Billie Burke – 1885 – Actress

“Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.”

Louis Leakey – 1903 – Scientist and Anthropologist

“I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over.  At that moment it reared up in front of me – the biggest python I had ever seen.”

Ralph Bunche – 1904 – Diplomat

“If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person.”

Ben Maddow – 1909 – Dramatist

(left to right): Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey (19...

(left to right): Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey (1913-1996) and her husband Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903-1972) (Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution)

“Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman.  Just when you think one’s all right, he turns legit.”

Jerry Pournelle – 1933 – Journalist

“The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.”

Garrison Keillor – 1942 – Writer

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Alexei Sayle – 1952 – Comedian

“People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.”

Alberto Salazar – 1958 – Athlete

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.”

David Duchovny – 1960 – Actor

“Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.”

Jimmy Wales – 1966 – Businessman

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.  That’s what we’re doing.”

Kristin Hersh – 1966 – Musician

“Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up.  Then the music can say what it has to say.”

Charlize Theron – 1975 – Actress

“I have OCD, which is not fun.  I have to be incredibly tidy and organized or it messes with my mind and switches off on me.”

Sidney Crosby – 1987 – Athlete

“I always wanted to be the best and to get the most out of myself.”

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