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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 18

on August 18, 2013
Rosalynn with her husband and daughter Amy on ...

Rosalynn with her husband and daughter Amy on the south lawn in front of the White House, July 24, 1977 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meriwether Lewis – 1774 – Explorer

“The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with Captain Clarke’s party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten.”

Marshall Field – 1834 – Businessman

“Good will is the one and only asset that competition cannot under sell or destroy.”

Jean Guitton – 1901 – Philosopher

“Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others.  We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.”

Shelley Winters – 1920 – Actress

“I’m not overweight.  I’m just nine inches too short.”

Rosalynn Carter – 1927 – Wife of President Jimmy Carter

“A leader takes people where they want to go.  A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to go.”

Marge Schott – 1928 – Businesswoman

“It’s only money, honey.”

Roman Polanski – 1933 – Director

“I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I’m not envious of anyone – and this is my biggest satisfaction.”

Roberto Clemente – 1934 – Athlete

“I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give.”

Robert Redford – 1937 – Actor

“Never revisit the past, that’s dangerous.  You know, move on.”

Martin Mull – 1943 – Actor

“Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”

Paula Danziger – 1944 – Author

“The books are funny and sad, and that’s what people respond to.”

Patrick Swayze – 1952 – Actor

“What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it.  And I keep going.”

Elayne Boosler – 1952 – Comedian

“I am thankful the most important key in history was invented.  It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock, or your private community.  It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind.  The key is ‘Delete.'”

Ma Jian – 1953 – Writer

“Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyone’s individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth.”

Brian Michael Bendis – 1967 – Artist

“You’re as good as the people you’re with.”

Malcolm-Jamal Warner at National Black Theater...

Malcolm-Jamal Warner at National Black Theater Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Edward Norton – 1969 – Actor

“Life, like poker has an element of risk.  It shouldn’t be avoided.  It should be faced.”

Malcolm-Jamal Warner – 1970 – Actor

“I never wanted to look back on my career and be embarrassed about work that I chose to do.”

Nicole Krauss – 1974 – Author

“I think of novels as houses.  You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer.”

Andy Samberg – 1978 – Comedian

“That is a strange phenomenon, people pretending to be other people.”


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