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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 20

English: Shirley Booth Español: Shirley Booth

English: Shirley Booth Español: Shirley Booth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Benjamin Harrison – 1833 – 23rd President of the United States

“Great lives never go out; they go on.”

Edgar Guest – 1881 – Poet

“I want to be able, as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye.”

Shirley Booth – 1907 – Actress

“There is an audience for every play; it’s just that sometimes it can’t wait long enough to find it.”

Al Lopez – 1908 – Coach

“Do what you love to do and give it your very best.  Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field.  If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it.  Life is too short.  You’ll be an old man before you know it.”

Jacqueline Susann – 1918 – Author

“I don’t think any novelist should be concerned with literature.”

Ron Paul – 1935 – Politician

“Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.”

Eckhard Pfeiffer – 1941 – Businessman

“Today is either the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning.  Today we are making history.”

Isaac Hayes – 1942 – Musician

“If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.”

Sylvester McCoy – 1943 – Actor

“I don’t relax.  I sit down and contemplate all the energetic things I should do.”

Rajir Gandhi – 1944 – Statesman

“For some days, people thought that India was shaking.  But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.”

Connie Chung – 1946 – TV Journalist

“I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren’t.  And it’s just not – there is no equality there.”

Connie Chung By Phil Konstantin

Connie Chung By Phil Konstantin (Photo credit: Officer Phil)

Robert Plant – 1948 – Musician

“Does anyone remember laughter?”

Greg Bear – 1951 – Writer

“Science fiction works best when it stimulates debate.”

Al Roker – 1954 – Entertainer

“In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of a burden is on the female partner.  She’s got a construction zone going on in her belly.”

Fred Wilson – 1961 – Businessman

“When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile.  It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment.”

James Rollins – 1961 – Author

“Growing up with three brothers and three sisters, I was the storyteller of the family … what my mother called ‘The Liar.'”

Greg Egan – 1961 – Scientist

“Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.”

Fred Durst – 1970 – Musician

“To walk around with an ego is a bad thing.  To have confidence in yourself is a great thing.”

John Carmack – 1970 – Scientist

“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.”

Amy Adams – 1974 – Actress

“I’m one of seven kids.  That’ll keep your ego in check.”

Andrew Garfield – 1983 – Actor

“I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.”

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