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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 25

on August 25, 2013
English: Allan Pinkerton. 1 photographic print...

English: Allan Pinkerton. 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas Babington Macaulay – 1800 – Poet

“And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless.  Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?”

Allan Pinkerton – 1819 – Businessman

“A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.”

Bret Harte – 1836 – Author

“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.”

William Feather – 1889 – Author

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”

Walt Kelly – 1913 – Cartoonist

“Every burden is a blessing.”

Leonard Bernstein – 1918 – Composer

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”

Monty Hall – 1921 – Actor

“Actually I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years.”

Brain Moore – 1921 – Novelist

“If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.”

Althea Gibson – 1927 – Tennis Player

“Being a champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown.”

Darrell Johnson – 1928 – Athlete

“You just listen to the ball and bat come together.  They make an awful noise.”

Sean Connery – 1930 – Actor

“Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.”

English: Leonard Bernstein

English: Leonard Bernstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tom Skerritt – 1933 – Author

“As a very experienced writer once told me, ‘It’s in the rewrites.'”

Regis Philbin – 1933 – Entertainer

“I’m involved in the stock market, which is fun and sometimes, very painful.”

Wayne Shorter – 1933 – Musician

“You’re like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer, but when she went to get it, it wasn’t there.”

Marshall Brickman – 1939 – Writer

“I don’t believe in jogging.  It extends your life – but by exactly the amount of time you spend jogging.”

Anne Archer – 1947 – Actress

“Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.”

Gene Simmons – 1949 – Musician

“Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.”

Martin Amis – 1949 – Author

“Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength.  It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.”

Lloyd Dorfman – 1952 – Businessman

“People travel because it’s a treat.  For me, staying at home is a treat.”

Elvis Costello – 1954 – Musician

“I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.”

Tim Burton – 1958 – Director

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”

Billy Ray Cyrus – 1961 – Musician

“Each person has their own calling on this Earth.”

Xavier Niel – 1967 – Businessman

“You can spend your money on art works and sit down and look at them.  Or you can use your money to help people.”

Rachel Ray – 1968 – Chef

“Work hard.  Laugh when you feel like crying.  Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.”

Claudia Schiffer – 1970 – Model

“I design for myself and the first question I ask is, ‘Would I wear it?'”

Joe Wright – 1972 – Director

“Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories.  They’re moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad.”

Alexander Skarsgard – 1976 – Actor

“A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you’re not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it’s never going to be good.”

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