Quote Queen

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 23

William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oliver Perry – 1785 – Admiral in United States Navy

“We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

William Ernest Henley – 1849 – Poet

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

Edgar Lee Masters – 1868 – Poet

“Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.”

George Matthew Adams – 1878 – Editor

“No one owns you.  One hundred percent of the stock in your personal corporation belongs to you.”

Will Cuppy – 1884 – Writer

“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.”

Arthur Adamov – 1908 – Playwright

“Misery’s fine – as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.”

Gene Kelly – 1912 – Actor and Dancer

“I didn’t want to be a dancer.  I just did it to work my way through college.  But I was always an athlete and gymnast, so it came naturally.”

Peter Thomson – 1929 – Athlete

“You can think best when you’re happiest.”

Mark Russell – 1932 – Writer

“The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.”

Barbara Eden – 1934 – Actress

“Out of all the actors I have worked with, I love working with Larry Hagman the most.  We were very close and it was just a wonderful time.”

Ron Blomberg – 1948 – Athlete

“Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.”

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and B...

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Merrie Spaeth – 1948 – Writer

“The minute you make people laugh, you get them to listen.”

Rick Springfield – 1949 – Musician

“I’m thankful for the serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.”

Shelley Long – 1949 – Actress

“If you don’t quit, and don’t cheat, and don’t run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.”

Dean Karnazes – 1962 – Athlete

“Any goal worth achieving involves an element of risk.”

River Phoenix – 1970 – Actor

“Commercials were too phony for me.  I just didn’t like selling products I didn’t believe in.”

Scott Caan – 1976 – Actor

“Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.”

Kobe Bryant – 1978 – Athlete

“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”

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