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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 25

Deutsch: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Deutsch: Jean-Philippe Rameau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jean Philippe Rameau – 1683 – Composer

“Rhythm and sounds are born with syllables.”

Lu Xun – 1881 – Author

“To be suspicious is not a fault.  To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.”

Mark Rothko – 1903 – Artist

“Silence is so accurate.”

Red Smith – 1905 – Journalist

“It was an ideal day for football – too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players.”

Dimitri Shostakovich – 1906 – Composer

“A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.”

Robert Bresson – 1907 – Director

“An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.”

Eric Williams – 1911 – Historian

“Some things you’ll never know, and some things you’ll wish you never knew.”

Norman O. Brown – 1913 – Philosopher

“I am what is mine.  Personality is the original personal property.”

Sam Rivers – 1923 – Musician

“The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something.”

Ronnie Barker – 1929 – Comedian

“To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is make people laugh – well, it’s the best job in the world.”

Barbara Walters – 1929 – Television Journalist

“Show me someone who never gossips, and I’ll show you someone who isn’t interested in people.”

Shel Silverstein – 1930 – Poet

“Never explain what you do.  It speaks for itself.  You only muddle it by talking about it.”

Michael Douglas – 1944 – Actor

“There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.”

English: One of the winners in the tie for Out...

English: One of the winners in the tie for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Felicity Kendal – 1946 – Actress

“I think you have to relax about aging.  What else can you do?”

Cheryl Tiegs – 1947 – Model

“It’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in.  If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout.”

Anson Williams – 1949 – Actor

“‘Happy Days’ is the type of show that represents the best we can be.  It’s something warm, something tactile when life was good and life was simple.”

Mark Hamill – 1951 – Actor

“I live in a sort of insular world.  It’s mostly my family, my house, staying home and working.”

Christopher Reeve – 1952 – Actor

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Michael Madsen – 1958 – Actor

“Your children don’t have to fear you to respect you.”

Heather Locklear – 1961 – Actress

“You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.”

Marc Benioff – 1964 – Businessman

“Most of all, I discovered that in order to succeed with a product you must truly get to know your customers and build something for them.”

Will Smith – 1968 – Actor

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

Hal Sparks – 1969  Actor

“It’s better to waste money than it is to waste time.  You can always get more money.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones – 1969 – Actress

“Words impress me.  If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.”

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