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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!

September 3

on September 3, 2013
English: Full-length portrait of the Maine aut...

English: Full-length portrait of the Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett by photographer Arnold Genthe. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D. C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Joseph Sylvester – 1814 – Mathematician

“Mathematics is the music of reason.”

Sarah Orne Jewett – 1849 – Author

“What has made this nation great?  Not its heroes but its households.”

Louis Sullivan – 1856 – Architect

“Words are the most malignant, the most treacherous possession of mankind.  They are saturated with the sorrows of all time.”

Ferdinand Porsche – 1875 – Designer

“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.”

Loren Eiseley – 1907 – Scientist

“Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart, never at what the universe has put together, and this is his limitation.”

Kitty Carlisle – 1910 – Musician

“My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there.”

Alan Ladd – 1913 – Actor

“Nobody’s strong enough to stand up under a floor of weak material.”

Dixie Lee Ray – 1914 – Politician

“The general public has long been divided into two parts, those who think science can do anything, and those who are afraid it will.”

Mort Walker – 1923 – Artist

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.”

Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alison Lurie – 1926 – Novelist

“We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.”

Hugh Sidey – 1927 – Journalist

“A sense of humor … is needed armor.  Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on ones lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp on life.”

Eileen Brennan – 1935 – Actress

“Actors are crazy or we wouldn’t be doing this.”

Eduardo Galeano – 1940 – Journalist

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”

Al Jardine – 1942 – Musician

“Yes, my grandfather worked with Thomas Edison on the electric car, and he sold electric cars at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.”

Michael Huffington – 1947 – Politician

“In so many things, growth comes from adversity.”

Kjell Magne Bondevik – 1947 – Norwegian Statesman

“Knowledge of other people’s beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.”

Dave Ramsey – 1960 – Author

“Credit is an ‘I love debt’ score.”

Malcolm Gladwell – 1963 – Author

“We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.”

William Eardley IV – 1964 – Public Servant

“Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow.”

Rachel Johnson – 1965 – Author

“Being boring is just wrong, isn’t it?  You wouldn’t have got anywhere being boring.”

Charlie Sheen – 1965 – Actor

“As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  If at first you succeed, then what?”

Kiran Desai – 1971 – Author

“The publishing world is very timid.  Readers are much braver.”

Jeannie Finch – 1980 – Athlete

“There’s nothing better than working up a good sweat.”

Paz de la Huerta – 1984 – Actress

“I don’t ever wear makeup.  I steam my face.  I put hot water to open pores and cold water to close them.”

Shaun White – 1986 – Athlete

“The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency.  The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it’s really anybody’s game out there.”


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