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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 22

Creator of Abor Day, Julius Sterling Morton in...

Creator of Abor Day, Julius Sterling Morton in 1858. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Julius Sterling Morton – 1832 – Scientist

“Arbor Day is not like other holidays.  Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.”

Charles Fillmore – 1854 – Educator

“Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind.”

Claude Debussy – 1862 – Composer

“Music is the silence between the notes.”

Dorothy Parker – 1893 – Humorist

“I don’t care what is written about me, so long as it isn’t true.”

Cyril Clarke – 1907 – Scientist

“You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion.  Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson – 1908 – Photographer

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”

Ray Bradbury – 1920 – Writer

“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine.  The landmine is me.  After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”

Theodore Zeldin – 1933 – Philosopher

“A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.”

Norman Schwarzkopf – 1934 – American General

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.  The hard part is doing it.”

Valerie Harper – 1940 – Actress

“I’m trying to live every moment as much as I can.”

Bill Parcells – 1941 – Football Coach

“I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly.”

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Diana Nyad – 1949 – Author

“This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.”

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje – 1967 – Actor

“I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you’re the author of your own destiny.”

Giada De Laurentiis – 1970 – Chef

“Pasta doesn’t make you fat.  How much pasta you eat makes you fat.”

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