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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 17

on August 17, 2013
Julia Marlowe as Galatea in a U.S. production

Julia Marlowe as Galatea in a U.S. production (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Carey – 1761 – Clergyman

“I can plod.  I can preserve in any definite pursuit.  To this I owe everything.”

Davy Crockett – 1786 – Pioneer

“Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.”

Henry Drummond – 1851 – Writer

“To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.”

Julia Marlowe – 1866 – Actress

“The inability to listen and to depict in the countenance what others have said has spoiled many a good actress.”

Samuel Goldwyn – 1882 – Producer

“Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.”

Marcus Garvey – 1887 – Publisher

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Harry Hopkins – 1890 – Diplomat

“We shall tax and tax, and spend and spend, and elect and elect.”

Mae West – 1893 – Actress

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

John Hay Whitney – 1905 – Publisher

“To be fair is not enough anymore.  We must be ferociously fair.”

Maureen O’Hara – 1920 – Actress

“I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.”

Larry Rivers – 1923 – Musician

“Any art communicates what you’re in the mood to receive.”

V. S. Naipaul – 1932 – Novelist (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul)

“That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing.  It is my way of judging what I am doing – which is never an easy thing to do.”

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O’Hara (Photo credit: signerlaraine)

Robert De Niro – 1943 – Actor

“Time goes on.  So whatever you’re going to do, do it.  Do it now.  Don’t wait.”

Millard Drexler – 1944 – Businessman

“I like to prove things wrong.”

Larry Ellison – 1944 – Businessman

“I have had all the disadvantages required for success.”

Robin Cousins – 1957 – Professional Ice Skater

“Advice for anybody – enjoy what you’re doing, enjoy the process of learning and don’t be impatient.”

Eric Schlosser – 1959 – Journalist

“Different people, in good faith, can look at the same fact and interpret it differently.  But that’s where an interesting conversation begins.”

Sean Penn – 1960 – Actor

“There’s a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.”
Jim Courier – 1970 – Athlete

“I think all of us are shaped by the choices we make.”

Giuliana Rancic – 1974 – Journalist

“A lot of us think we’re invincible … but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do-list.”


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