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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 9

P.L. Travers in the role of Titania from A Mid...

P.L. Travers in the role of Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, c. 1920s / by unknown photographer (Photo credit: State Library of New South Wales collection)

P.L. Travers – 1899 – Writer (Pamela Lyndon Travers)

“A writer is, after all, only half his book.  The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”

Philip Larkin – 1922 – Poet

“You can’t put off being young until you retire.”

Marvin Minsky – 1927 – Scientist

“No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.”

Bob Cousy – 1928 – Athlete

“Do your best when no one is looking.  If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.”

Rod Laver – 1938 – Athlete

“The time your game is most vulnerable is when you’re ahead; never let up.”

Sam Elliott – 1944 – Actor

“I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual.”

Amanda McBroom – 1947 – Musician

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”

Melanie Griffith – 1957 – Actress

“There are no small parts; there are only small actors.”

Michael Kors – 1959 – Designer

“Learn to invest in the best quality you can afford and wear pieces in different ways.”

English: Deion Sanders being interviewed at th...

English: Deion Sanders being interviewed at the 2011 NFL Draft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brad Gilbert – 1961 – Coach

“There’s always a learning curve, where you’ve got to learn what your subject is all about.”

Whitney Houston – 1963 – Musician

“I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or I succeed at least I did as I believe.”

Deion Sanders – 1967 – Athlete

“Athletes know kids look up to them, and it’s important for athletes to be responsible.”

Gillian Anderson – 1968 – Actress

“I believe people are in our lives for a reason.  We’re here to learn from each other.”

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