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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 27

English: Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627 – 1704)

English: Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627 – 1704) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jacques Bossuet – 1627 – Clergyman

“Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.”

Samuel Adams – 1722 – Revolutionary

“It does not take a majority to prevail . . . but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

Henri Frederic Amiel – 1821 – Philosopher

“Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.”

Myrtle Reed – 1874 – Author

“Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.”

Clementine Paddleford – 1898 – Journalist

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”

William Empson – 1906 – Poet

“It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows.”

Maurice Blanchot – 1907 – Writer

“A writer never reads his work.  For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it.  A secret, because he is separated from it.”

Albert Ellis – 1913 – Psychologist

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your own destiny.”

Louis Auchincloss – 1917 – Novelist

“Perfection irrates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.”

Jayne Meadows – 1920 – Actress

“There is only one secret.  To love what you are doing.”

Wilford Brimley – 1924 – Actor

“Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth.”

Josef Skvorecky – 1924 – Writer

“Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.”

Dick Schaap – 1934 – Journalist

“I think my mistakes were kind of common – leaning on clichés and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing.  But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.”

Don Cornelius – 1936 – Director

“It’s always a pleasure to find something that matters.”

English: ESA Astronaute Candidate Luca Parmita...

English: ESA Astronaute Candidate Luca Parmitano 2009 Deutsch: ESA Astronauten Kandidat Luca Parmitano 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arthur Blank – 1942 – Businessman

“If something happens, you have to realize that you can’t yell at people all the time.”

Mike Schmidt – 1949 – Athlete

“Any time you think you have the game conquered, the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter – 1958 – Educator

“Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.”

Shaun Cassidy – 1958 – Musician

“The propensity to do good things is a choice.”

Andy Lau – 1961 – Actor

“Don’t wait.  If it’s not right, move on.”

Irvine Welsh – 1961 – Novelist

“I enjoy the freedom of the blank page.”

Gwyneth Paltrow – 1972 – Actress

“I love being.  There’s so much wisdom in it.  You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being?”

Luca Parmitano – 1976 – Astronaut

“So one thing that I want to do is to make people realize that astronauts in general are very normal people.  They are down to Earth, so to speak.  I know it sounds contradictive, but we are very normal people.  We are very normal people with a fantastic privilege and opportunity to do something that is extraordinary.”

Anna Camp – 1982 – Actress

“In the South, you don’t say exactly what’s going on or what’s on your mind.”

Lil Wayne – 1982 – Musician (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.)

“I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success.  Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.”

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