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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 17

on September 17, 2013
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francisco de Quevedo – 1580 – Writer

“In short, not only are things not what they seem, they are not even what they are called!”

Marquis de Condorcet – 1743 – Philosopher

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”

Samuel Prout – 1783 – Artist

“Poetry does not consist of words alone; there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement.”

Gabriel Heatter – 1890 – Journalist

“More power than all the success slogans ever penned by human hand is the realization for every man that he has but one boss.  That boss is the man – he – himself.”

Warren E. Burger – 1907 – Judge

“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”

M. F. Husain – 1915- Artist (Maqbool Fida Husain)

“I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.”

Dinah Sheridan – 1920 – Actress

“After all, a job isn’t worth doing unless you enjoy it.”

Hank Williams – 1923 – Musician

“I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin’ like myself.”

Roddy McDowall – 1928 – Actor

“My whole life I’ve been trying to prove I’m not just yesterday.”

Jim Rohn – 1930 – Businessman

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.  And guess what they have planned for you?  Not much.”

Anne Bancroft – 1931 – Actress

“If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it’s never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely – by that time, you’re both dead.”

Robert B. Parker – 1932 – Writer

“If you want to write, write it.  That’s the first rule.  And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published.  Don’t send it to me.  Don’t show it to your spouse, or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody.  They are not going to publish it.”

Chuck Grassley – 1933 – Politician

“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”

Ken Kesey – 1935 – Author

“People think love is an emotion.  Love is good sense.”

Orlando Cepeda – 1937 – Athlete

“When people are wrong, you’ve got to let them know it.”

David H. Souter – 1939 – Judge

Roddy McDowall taken at 60th Academy Awards 4/...

Roddy McDowall taken at 60th Academy Awards 4/11/88 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it.”

Phil Jackson – 1945 – Coach

“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.”

John Ritter – 1948 – Actor

“I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar, and if you’re in television, you’re lying because you’re just pretending to be yourself much like I’m doing now.”

Rita Rudner – 1955 – Comedian

“Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.”

Kyle Chandler – 1965 – Actor

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

Bryan Singer – 1965 – Director

“We don’t live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality.”

Tito Vilanova – 1968 – Athlete

“You should never get nervous about anything.  What today seems important tomorrow isn’t so any more.”

Cheryl Strayed – 1968 – Writer

“Writing is part intuition and part trial and error, but mostly it’s very hard work.”

Jimmie Johnson – 1975 – Professional Race Car Driver

“I didn’t get into racing to make friends.”

Elliott Bisnow – 1985 – Businessman

“Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship.  It drives everything:  Job creation, poverty alleviation, innovation.”

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