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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 30

Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (Photo credit: SciTechMuseum)

Jacques-Louis David – 1748 – Artist

“In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself.”

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – 1797 – Author

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”

Theophile Gautier – 1811 – Poet

“To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.”

Ernest Rutherford – 1871 – Scientist

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”

Huey Long – 1893 – Politician

“One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren’t going to like it.”

John Gunther – 1901 – Journalist

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”

Joan Blondell – 1906 – Actress

“In the 20s, you were a face.  And that was enough.  In the 30s, you also had to be a voice.  And your voice had to match your face, if you can imagine that.”

Nancy Wake – 1912 – New Zealand Soldier

“I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclaves.”

Edward M. Purcell – 1912 – Scientist

“To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many discovery.”

Denis Healey – 1917 – Politician

“It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes:  if you are in one, stop digging.”

Ted Williams – 1918 – Athlete

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki (Photo credit: koke)

Goeffrey Beene – 1927 – Fashion Designer

“Fashion is in a terrible state.  An overdose of too much flesh.”

Warren Buffett – 1930 – Businessman

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Sylvia Earle – 1935 – Scientist

“Everyone has power.  But it doesn’t help if you don’t use it.”

John Phillips – 1935 – Musician

“Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective, but it’s not perfect.  It requires you to be as flexible as you can be.”

John Peel – 1939 – Entertainer

“I never make stupid mistakes.  Only very, very clever ones.”

Elizabeth Ashley – 1939 – Actress

“In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.”

Jean-Claude Killy – 1942 – Athlete

“Winning tastes good.”

Molly Ivins – 1944 – Journalist

“You can’t ignore politics, no matter how much you’d like to.”

Tug McGraw – 1944 – Athlete (Frank Edwin McGraw, Jr.)

“Kids should practice autographing baseballs.  This is a skill that’s often overlooked in Little League.”

William Ivey Long – 1947 – Fashion Designer

“My mind still runs too fast.  If we get the wrong fabric or something is stitched the wrong way, I get so angry and flummoxed that I start spelling my words, just to slow myself down.”

Lewis Black – 1948 – Comedian

“There’s no such thing as soy milk.  It’s soy juice.”

Guy Kawasaki – 1954 – Businessman

“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.”

John King – 1963 – Journalist

“The world has changed.  People have amazing access to whatever they want, whenever they want it.”

Stephen Baker – 1964 – Athlete

“To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat.  The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.”

Cameron Diaz – 1972 – Actress

“What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have.”

Shaun Alexander – 1977 – Athlete

“Time heals all wounds, unless you pick at them.”

Andy Roddick – 1982 – Athlete

“Stay in school kids or you’ll end up being an umpire.”

Lawrence Jackson – 1985 – Athlete

“It’s all about work when you reach up, tap in and step on that field.  You don’t mess around when you go through that gate.”

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