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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 10

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Georgia Douglas Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas Sydenham – 1624 – Scientist

“The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.”

Chauncey Wright – 1830 – Philosopher

“The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man.”

Philip Gilbert Hamerton – 1834 – Artist

“Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?”

Charles Sanders Peirce – 1839 – Philosopher

“Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.”

Georgia Douglas Johnson – 1880 – Poet

“Your world is as big as you make it.”

Carl Van Doren – 1885 – Author

“Yes, it’s hard to write.  But it’s harder not to.”

Hilda Doolittle – 1886 – Poet

“Consider the birds.  Be wise as serpents.”

Elsa Schiaparelli – 1890 – Fashion Designer

“In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.”

Arthur Holly Compton – 1892 – Scientist

“If co-operation, is thus the life blood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole.”

Cyril Connolly – 1903 – Journalist

“The secret to success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”

Robert Wise – 1914- Producer

“You can’t tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme, something to say between the lines.”

Jean Vanier – 1928 – Philosopher

“Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.”

Arnold Palmer – 1929 – Golfer

“The road to success is always under construction.”

Roger Maris – 1934 – Journalist

“You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.”

Charles Kuralt – 1934 – Journalist

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English: Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones official headshot from biography and press kit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

Mary Oliver – 1935 – Poet

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Karl Lagerfeld – 1938 – Designer

“I’m a working-class person, working with class.”

Roy Ayers – 1940 – Musician

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people.  It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.”

Stephen Jay Gould – 1941 – Scientist

“We pass through this world but once.”

Neale Donald Walsch – 1943 – Author

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Charles Simonyi – 1948 – Businessman

“Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.”

Bill O’Reilly – 1949 – Commentator and Author

“Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.”

Stephanie Tubbs Jones – 1949 – Congresswoman

“My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship.  We have a job to do.”

Amy Irving – 1953 – Actress

“One of my problems is that I’m very honest and direct.  You pay a price for that.”

Chris Columbus – 1958 – Director

“My reason for getting into the film business was a Spider-Man comic called ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ when I was a kid; it changed my life.”

Peter Nelson – 1959 – Actor

“One of the problems the Internet has introduced is that in this electronic village, all the village idiots have Internet access.”

Alison Bechdel – 1960 – Cartoonist

“Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.”

Colin Firth – 1960 – Actor

“As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I’m not greedy for that stuff.”

Dick Costolo – 1963 – Businessman

“Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it even while you’re having it.”

Marian Keyes – 1963 – Writer

“Every day I wake up afraid that I won’t be able to write, that today is the day it has left me.”

Randy Johnson – 1963 – Athlete

“Work hard.  And have patience.  Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.”

Jack Ma – 1964 – Businessman

“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy.  Copy and you die.”

John Sununu – 1964 – Politician

“As a boy, when I was bad, my mother would chew me out in Spanish.  And since I was bad a lot, I learned a lot of Spanish.”

Guy Ritchie – 1968 – Director

“The best thing to do is find one person in your life and try to love them unconditionally.  If you’ve accomplished that, you’ve accomplished a lot.”

Jacob Young – 1979 – Actor

“I hate to sound cliché, but I understand why people love to cook.  It’s fun!”

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