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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 15

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marco Polo – 1254 – Explorer

“I have not told half of what I saw.”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld – 1613 – Writer

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.”

Karl Philipp Moritz – 1756 – Author

“It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are.”

James F. Cooper – 1789 – Novelist

“Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding.  It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.”

William Howard Taft – 1857 – 27th President of the United States

“No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.”

Bruno Walter – 1876 – Composer

“Napoleon is dead – but Beethoven lives.”

Claude McKay – 1889 – Writer

“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.”

Dame Agatha Christie – 1890 – Author

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have:  the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”

Robert Benchley – 1889 – Humorist and Actor

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.”

Roy Acuff – 1903 – Musician

“My health is good; it’s my age that’s bad.”

Fay Wray – 1907 – Actress

“Only in your imagination can you revise.”

Fawn M. Brodie – 1915- Author

“Housework is a breeze.  Cooking is a pleasant diversion.  Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.  But teaching is like climbing a mountain.”

Nipsey Russell – 1918 – Comedian

“I start with the joke line and write backward.”

Jackie Cooper – 1922 – Actor

“If it’s boring, then it’s tiring.”

Bobby Short – 1924 – Musician

“But life is tough and if you’re creative, it’s tougher.”

Murray Gell-Mann – 1929 – Physicist

“Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.”

Gaylord Perry – 1938 – Athlete

“The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.”

Merlin Olsen – 1940 – Athlete

“One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.”

Norman Spinrad – 1940 – Author

“I’m not gifted, but I’m not hopeless.”

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – 1942 – Writer

“Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.”

Jessye Norman – 1945 – Musician

“A person has the right, and I think the responsibility, to develop all of their talents.”

Tommy Lee Jones – 1946 – Actor

“Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all.  They’re underused.”

Oliver Stone – 1946 – Director

“Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy.  Never underestimate that.”

English: Chimamanda Adichie

English: Chimamanda Adichie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dan Marino – 1961 – Athlete

“I don’t need to be motivated by anybody.  Never have.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 1977 – Writer

“Successful fiction does not need to be validated by ‘real life’; I cringe whenever a writer is asked how much of a novel is ‘real’.”

Prince Harry – 1984 – British Royalty

“You’ve got to give something back.  You can’t just sit there.”

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