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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 26

on September 26, 2013
T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot (Photo credit: Burns Library, Boston College)

Theodore Gericault – 1791 – Artist

“With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces color.”

Charles Bradlaugh – 1833 – Activist

“Without free speech no search for truth is possible . . . no discovery of truth is useful.”

T. S. Eliot – 1888 – Poet (Thomas Stearns Eliot)

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”

Martin Heidegger – 1889 – Philosopher

“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.”

Robert Staughton Lynd – 1892 – Sociologist

“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.”

Pope Paul VI – 1897 – Clergyman

“Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life.  The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

George Gershwin – 1898 – Composer

“Life is a lot like jazz . . . it’s best when you improvise.”

Jack LaLanne – 1914 – Athlete

George Gershwin

George Gershwin (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

“Remember this:  your body is your slave; it works for you.”

Marty Robbins – 1925 – Musician

“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.”

Donna Douglas – 1933 – Actress

“I really love pets.  They’re like children.  They know if you really love them or not.  You can’t fool them.”

Jerry Weintraub – 1937 – Producer

“I think if something’s good and you believe in it, and you care about it, and you give it love and nurture it, it’s going to happen.”

Kent McCord – 1942 – Actor

“A person who cares deeply about what people need in their lives is someone I’ll never forget.”

Anne Robinson – 1944 – Celebrity

“Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together.  It’s good for the soul.”

Bryan Ferry – 1945 – Musician

“You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?”

Christine Todd Whitman – 1946 – Politician

“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.”

Andrea Dworkin – 1946 – Critic

“While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.”

Olivia Newton-John – 1948 – Musician and Singer

“To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.”

Jane Smiley – 1949 – Writer

“A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ.  The infection, when it comes – and it will come – may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.”

Linda Hamilton – 1956 – Actress

“It’s the age of information and we need to just get as informed as we can about what other things might help us live healthy lives.”

Mark Haddon – 1962 – Novelist

“From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge.  I want a glimpse into that outer darkness.”

Anthony Shadid – 1968 – Journalist

“Journalism is always the act of the incomplete.  You get bits and pieces.”

Serena Williams – 1981 – Tennis Player

“I’m a perfectionist.  I’m pretty much insatiable.  I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.”


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