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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 8

on September 8, 2013
Swami Sivananda Saraswati - The Divine Life So...

Swami Sivananda Saraswati – The Divine Life Society – Rishikesh (Photo credit: wieland7)

August Wilhelm von Schlegel – 1767 – Poet

“In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.”

Francis Bowen – 1811 – Philosopher

“To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.”

Antonin Dvorak – 1841 – Composer

“Mozart is sweet sunshine.”

David O. McKay – 1873 – Clergyman

“Let us realize that:  the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success.”

Swami Sivananda – 1887 – Philosopher

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.”

Howard Dietz – 1896 – Musician

“Composers shouldn’t think too much – it interferes with their plagiarism.”

Claude Pepper – 1900 – Politician

“Life is like riding a bicycle:  you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.”

Frank Cady – 1915 – Actor

“If you hang around enough to show these people what you can do, you have a chance in this acting business.”

Sid Caesar – 1922 – Actor

“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot.  The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.”

Peter Sellers – 1925 – Actor

“Women are more difficult to handle than men.  It’s their minds.”

Harlan Howard – 1927 – Musician

“I’m always collecting emotions for future reference.”

Patsy Cline – 1932 – Singer

“In childhood I developed a serious throat infection, and my heart stopped beating.  I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith’s.”

Peter Maxwell Davies – 1934 – Composer

Publicity photo of Sid Caesar from his televis...

Publicity photo of Sid Caesar from his television program Caesar’s Hour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You don’t underestimate either players or audiences in any circumstances.”

Alan Dundes – 1935 – Educator

“Light travels faster than sound.  This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

Les Wexner – 1937 – Businessman

“Entrepreneurs, guys that start businesses, grow with them.  It’s more painful than it would appear.”

Sam Nunn – 1938 – Politician

“Leadership must be established from the top down.”

Jack Prelutsky – 1940 – Poet

“Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.”

Willie Tyler – 1940 – Comedian

“The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time.”

Bernie Sanders – 1941 – Politician

“People don’t trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons.”

Marianne Wiggins – 1947 – Author

“I’m fascinated by the narrative of geology, and I’m a veritable pack rat of a collector on the road.  I keep a rock hammer in my car.”

Mike Simpson – 1950 – Politician

“A fresh pair of eyes can often find problems.”

Jon Scieszka – 1954 – Author

“For a lot of kids, reading is not magical.  It’s really hard work.”

Terry Tempest Williams – 1955 – Author

“When I write, I put one foot in front of the other.  It’s an act of faith.  I just follow my heart.”

Aimee Mann – 1960 – Musician

“The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.”

Thomas Kretschmann – 1962 – Actor

“Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that’s capable of transporting you.”

Martin Freeman – 1971 – Actor

“Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.”

David Arquette – 1971 – Actor

“I’m trying to figure out how to be the best person I can be.  But it’s been a process of trail and error.”

Pink – 1979 – Musician (Alecia Beth Moore)

“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.”

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 1981 – Actor

“Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall.”

Rob Delaney – 1984 – Athlete

“I’m crazy about Shakespeare, who was a notorious word inventor.  And my wife is an English teacher, and she’s hilarious.”

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