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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 23

on September 23, 2013
Image of Victoria Woodhull

Image of Victoria Woodhull (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kublai Khan – 1215 – Chinese Statesman

“Why do you speak to me of the stones?  It is only the arch that matters to me.”

Jane Taylor – 1783 – Poet

“Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well?  My mother.”

Victoria Woodhull – 1838 – Activist

“I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.”

Robert Bosch – 1861 – Businessman

“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”

Walter Lippmann – 1889 – Journalist

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:  the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”

Paul Delvaux – 1897 – Artist

“I have always wanted my colours to sing.”

Louise Berliawsky Nevelson – 1899 – Sculptor

“I think all great innovations are built on rejections.”

Jaroslav Seifert – 1901 – Poet

“If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.  If a writer is silent, he is lying.”

Mickey Rooney – 1920 – actor

“You always pass failure on your way to success.”

John Coltrane – 1926 – Musician

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.”

Ray Charles – 1930 – Musician

“What is a soul?  It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.”

Fujio Mitarai – 1935 – Businessman

“Diversification and globalization are the keys to the future.”

English: artist Louise Berliawsky Nevelson (fo...

English: artist Louise Berliawsky Nevelson (fourth from left) posing for a class portrait with her classmates. Louise Berliawsky Nevelson with her classmates, 1913 / unidentified photographer. Louise Nevelson papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Antonio Tabucchi – 1943 – Writer

“Doubts are like stains on a shirt.  I like shirts with stains, because when I’m given a shirt that’s too clean, one that’s completely white, I immediately start having doubts.”

Julio Igelesias – 1943 – Musician

“I have discipline; I look after my voice.”

Bruce Springsteen – 1949 – Musician and Singer

“Trust the art, not the artist.”

Jerry B. Jenkins – 1949 – Novelist

“As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase.”

Chi McBride – 1961 – Actor

“Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication.”

Harry Connick, Jr. – 1967 – Musician

“I’ve raised my girls in a sort of genderless fashion.  I mean, I’ll take them to get their nails done – I actually love doing that – but I also play ball with them.  As a result, my girls are tough and athletic and game for anything.”

Ani DiFranco – 1970 – Musician

“Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.  But, there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.”

Karl Pilkington – 1972 – Actor

“People who live in a glass house have to answer the door.”

Rob James-Collier – 1976 – Actor

“If I had a comfort blanket, I wouldn’t have been as passionate and driven.”

Anthony Mackie – 1978 – Actor

“So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you’re prepared it’s going to continue to come your way.”

Joshua Foer – 1982 – Journalist

“If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember.”


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