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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 20

on September 20, 2013
Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Chappell – 1809 – Writer

“I think women get a little crazier when they run in packs.  They want to outdo each other.”

James Dewar – 1842 – Scientist

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.”

Upton Sinclair – 1878 – Author

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

Elizabeth Kenny – 188o – Celebrity

“He who angers you conquers you.”

Charles Williams – 1886 – Editor

“Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party comes prepared to be forgiven.”

Stevie Smith – 1902 – Poet

“All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication.  All the poet has to do is listen.  The poet is not an important fellow.  There will always be another poet.”

Clarice Taylor – 1917 – Actress

“My family thought it was insanity for me to go into the theater rather than to get an education.”

Red Auerbach – 1917 – Coach

“He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.”

William Kapell – 1922 – Musician

“The dull and stupid have a much easier time of it.”

Joyce Brothers – 1927 – Psychologist

“Trust your hunches.  They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”

Malachy McCourt – 1931 – Actor

“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

NASCAR and former Formula One driver Juan Pabl...

NASCAR and former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya at the August 2007 NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Cropped from original. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sophia Loren – 1934 – Actress

“Mistakes are the dues one pays for a full life.”

Andrew Davies – 1936 – Writer

“You’re stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that.”

Pete Coors – 1946 – Businessman

“I’ve always wanted to serve my country in some capacity.”

Jude Deveraux – 1947 – Author

“I don’t like to read books where I feel as though I’ve stepped into the middle of things and don’t know what’s going on.  I like to see characters I’ve met before, but I don’t want to feel left out because I haven’t read other books in the series.”

George R. R. Martin – 1948 – Author

“Of course it’s not enough to be a good man to be an effective ruler and it never has been.”

Guy Lafleur – 1951 – Athlete

“Play every game as if it is your last one.”

Nuno Bettencourt – 1966 – Musician

“As much as you put into it is as much as you get out of it.”

Kristen Johnston – 1967 – Actress

“And to be different is great.  You don’t want to be the same.”

Juan Pablo Montoya – 1975 – Professional Race Car Driver

“I’m busy, man, too busy.  There’s a lamentable absence of free time.”

Jon Bernthal – 1976 – Actor

“If you can figure out how to get paid to do something you love, that’s the dream.”

Dante Hall – 1978 – Athlete

“Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated . . . this can be applied to any situation.”


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