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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 18

on September 18, 2013
Greta Garbo in The Joyless Street. Alexander B...

Greta Garbo in The Joyless Street. Alexander Binder (for Atelier Binder) made the portrait during the filming. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Johnson – 1709 – Author

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.”

Joseph Story – 1779 – Judge

“A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government.”

Greta Garbo – 1905 – Actress

“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.”

Agnes de Mille – 1905 – Dancer

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.  Destiny is made known silently.”

Francis Parker Yockey – 1917 – Writer

” Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.”

Scotty Bowmen – 1933 – Coach

“There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.”

Robert Blake – 1933 – Actor

“Don’t give it to the audience; leave it to the audience.”

Frankie Avalon – 1939 – Actor

“I think today’s music absolutely stinks.  I really do mean that.”

Fred Willard – 1939 – Comedian

“Suddenly you’re like a pirate, you’re 65 years old and you’ve got an earring.”

Peter Shilton – 1949 – Athlete

“Being fit will keep you mentally sharp and people forget that.”

Anna Deavere Smith – 1950 – Actress

“Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word.  You have to listen with a heart.  I don’t want that to sound touchy-feely; it is not.  It is very hard work.”

Rick Pitino – 1952 – Athlete

“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.”

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Debbi Fields – 1956 – Businesswoman

“Good enough never is.”

Ryne Sandberg – 1959 – Athlete

“I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.”

Bernard Werber – 1961 – Writer

“Can we ever really know anyone well?  Let’s just say we often found ourselves in each other’s company and neither of us minded.”

James Gandolfini – 1961 – Actor

“I love hearing people laugh.”

Christopher Heyerdahl – 1963 – Actor

“Mother Nature is the great equalizer.  You can’t get away from it.”

Aisha Tyler – 1970 – Actress

“When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned.”

Lance Armstrong – 1971 – Athlete

“Pain is temporary.  Quitting lasts forever.”

Jada Pinkett Smith – 1971 – Actress

“I have a thing for doors.  I always think of them as a threshold to something new.”


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