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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 24

on September 24, 2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1937, June 4

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1937, June 4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Horace Walpole – 1717 – Author

“The world is a comedy to those that think, and a tragedy to those that feel.”

John Marshall – 1755 – Judge

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.”

Mark Hanna – 1837 – Businessman

“If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual trust between the laborer and the employer, we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that will endure for all time.”

Florence Scovel Shinn – 1871 – Artist

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs.  Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”

Shane Leslie – 1885 – Diplomat

“It is a pledge that senility has not the last say in everything.”

Edward Bach – 1886 – Scientist

“Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves.”

Alan Patrick Herbert – 1890 – Novelist

“If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.”

E. Franklin Frazier – 1894 – Sociologist

“Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information.”

Tommy Armour – 1894 – Athlete

“Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald – 1896 – Author (Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald)

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”

Cheryl Crawford – 1901 – Actress

“My major task was to keep us solvent.”

Cao Yu – 1910 – Playwright

“For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom.”

Jim Henson – 1936 – Entertainer

“Life’s like a movie, write your own endings.  Keep believing, keep pretending.”

Photo of puppeteer Jim Henson at the 41st Emmy...

Photo of puppeteer Jim Henson at the 41st Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Linda McCartney – 1941 – Photographer

“We think we want to do something and when it comes to it, we don’t.  We don’t like to commit.”

Joe Greene – 1946 – Athlete

“If you’re talking about nuclear physics, I have to defer to the next guy.  But if you’re talking about football, I don’t have to take a back seat to anyone.”

Phil Hartman – 1948 – Actor

“I’ve succeeded beyond my wildest dreams – financially and the amount of fun I have in my life.”

Alan Colmes – 1950 – Journalist

“Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.”

Nia Vardalos – 1962 – Actress

“You’re never too fat for a new purse.”

Robert Irvine – 1965 – Chef

“Every meal should end with something sweet.  Maybe it’s jelly on toast at breakfast, or a small piece of chocolate at dinner – but it always helps my brain bring a close to the meal.”

Kate Fleetwood – 1972 – Actress

“My guilty pleasure is reality TV, as I am really nosey.”


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