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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 5

on September 5, 2013
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russi...

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russian rocket scientist and pioneer of cosmonautics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

King Louis XIV – 1638 – French Royalty

“Everytime I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.”

Casper David Friedrich – 1774 – Artist

“The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.”

John Griffin Carlisle – 1834 – Politician

“After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat, we should not be asked to make them bloated.”

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – 1857 – Scientist

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.”

Arthur C. Nielsen – 1897 – Businessman

“Leave no stone unturned to help your clients realize maximum profits from their investment.”

Darryl F. Zanuck – 1902 – Director

“Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months.  People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”

Arthur Koestler – 1905 – Novelist

“Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”

John Cage – 1912 – Composer

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.  I’m frightened of the old ones.”

Jack Valenti – 1921 – Businessman

“There isn’t anything in the world that can’t be made better.”

Justin Kaplan – 1925 – Writer

“Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.”

Bob Newhart – 1929 – Comedian

“Laughter gives us distance.  It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”

Werner Erhard – 1935 – Celebrity

“Create your future from your future not your past.”

Jonathan Kozol – 1936 – Writer

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”

George Lazenby – 1939 – Actor

“Fame is short-lived, and you’re the last to know when you are no longer hot.”

Photo of Cathy Guisewite at the Emmy Awards.

Photo of Cathy Guisewite at the Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Devane – 1940 – Actor

“The business is built on slowing or even stopping the aging process.”

Raquel Welch – 1940 – Actress

“You can’t fake listening.  It shows.”

Werner Herzog – 1942 – Director

“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”

Al Stewart – 1945 – Musician

“Nothing that’s forced can ever be right, if it doesn’t come naturally, leave it.”

Cathy Guisewite – 1950 – Cartoonist

“Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.”

Herman Koch – 1953 – Writer

“In one way or another, every parent is curious what their children … what they are doing when we don’t see? … What double lives are they leading?  Is there something else?”

Graham Yost – 1959 – Writer

“If you put people in a corner, you see what their character really is.”

Ric Keller – 1964 – Politician

“Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it.”

Chris Morris – 1965 – Critic

“The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.”

Sondre Lerche – 1982 – Musician

“History shows us that the songs – the myth, the experience and the emotion – live longer the less you explain.”


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