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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 21

on September 21, 2013
Henry L. Stimson

Henry L. Stimson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

H. G. Wells – 1866 – Author (Herbert George Wells)

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

Henry L. Stimson – 1867 – Statesman

“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.”

Gustav Holst – 1874 – Musician

“Failure is the most important part of an artist’s training, and one you cannot afford to do without.”

Ethel Percy Andrus – 1884 – Activist

“We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.”

Luis Cernuda – 1902 – Poet

“Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.”

Kwame Nkrumah – 1909 – Ghanaian Statesman

“Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift.  They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.”

Chuck Jones – 1912 – Director

“Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don’t try selling sunshine and light – you’ll go broke.”

John Kluge – 1914 – Businessman

“Go into something because you really like it, and then do it with a drive and enthusiasm so that it isn’t work.”

Bernard Williams – 1929 – Philosopher

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”

Larry Hagman – 1931 – Actor

“Don’t you find that the more you know, the more you don’t know and can’t ever learn because there’s too much stuff out there?”

Shirley Conran – 1932 – Journalist

English: Larry Hagman attending the "Nigh...

English: Larry Hagman attending the “Night of 100 Stars” for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010 – Photo by Glenn Francis of http://www.PacificProDigital.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“First things first, second things never.”

Leonard Cohen – 1934 – Musician

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”

Lance Morrow – 1939 – Writer

“A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.”

Bill Kurtis – 1940 – Journalist

“Movie stars and singers never fully pass away because their images are replayed on film and recordings, over and over.”

Fannie Flagg – 1941 – Author

“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you’re two steps ahead.”

Jerry Bruckheimer – 1945 – Producer

“I mean if you put all your eggs in one basket, boy, and that thing blows up you’ve got a real problem.”

Stephen King – 1947 – Author

“French is the language that turns dirt into romance.”

Marsha Norman – 1947 – Dramatist

“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.”

Bill Murray – 1950 – Actor

“People say I’m difficult and sometimes that’s a badge of honor.”

Cass Sunstein – 1954 – Lawyer

“I think it’s a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you’ll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before.”

Nancy Travis – 1961 – Actress

“I wish my real life could be as simple and scripted as it is on television.”

Faith Hill – 1967 – Singer

“Country music is the people’s music.  It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.”

Rikki Lake – 1968 – Actress and Television Talk Show Hostess

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

Anne Burrell – 1969 – Chef

“Organizing ahead of time makes the work more enjoyable.  Chefs cut up the onions and have the ingredients lined up ahead of time and have them ready to go.  When everything is organized you can clean as you go and it makes everything so much easier and fun.”

Alfonso Ribeiro – 1971 – Actor

“If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting, not because you want to be a celebrity.”

Luke Wilson – 1971 – Actor

“The thing about being an actor is that you’re in the business of not growing up.”

Kareena Kapoor – 1980 – Actress

“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.”

Kevin Systrom – 1984 – Businessman

“Great products sell themselves.”


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