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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 30

on September 30, 2013
Truman Capote, 1959.

Truman Capote, 1959. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rumi – 1207 – Poet

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

Lester Maddox – 1915 – Politician

“Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.”

Deborah Kerr – 1921 – Actress

“All successful people these days seem to be neurotic.  Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me – for being so confounded normal.”

Truman Capote – 1924 – Author (Truman Persons)

“I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.”

W. S. Merwin – 1927 – Poet

“Poetry is like making a joke.  If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you’ve lost the whole thing.”

Elie Wiesel – 1928 – Novelist

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

Dorothee Solle – 1929 – Theologian

“What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for.  Not the events of life but its possibilities.”

Angie Dickinson – 1931 – Actress

“You can’t stop the aging process.  There’s only so much oil you can put on your body.  I’ve always just tried to go with my age.  If the part requires somebody a little younger or older, I can probably get away with that.”

Cissy Houston – 1933 – Singer

“You can’t treat your voice badly and expect it to stay around.”

Johnny Mathis – 1935 – Singer

“I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do.  I don’t.  It sorts of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.”

Os Guinness – 1941 – Author

“Like a precious family heirloom, freedom is not just ours to enjoy, but to treasure, protect, and pass on to future generations.”

Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr

Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr (Photo credit: twm1340)

Shakti Gawain – 1948 – Author

“You create your opportunities by asking for them.”

Dale Dauten – 1950 – Businessman

“Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.”

Fran Drescher – 1957 – Actress

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”

Trey Anastasio – 1964 – Musician

“Equality implies individuality.”

Monica Bellucci – 1964 – Actress

“I think lawyers are such incredible actors.  Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?”

Julianna Baggott – 1969 – Novelist

“As a writer, my main objective is to tell the story urgently – as if whispering it into one ear – and to know the characters intimately.”

Jay Asher – 1975 – Writer

“I’ve always loved brainstorming with other writers, and I consider having my work critiqued a part of that brainstorming.”

Cecelia Ahern – 1981 – Novelist

“Decide where and when you want to write.  I like space, and silence is an inspiration to me.”

Kieran Culkin – 1982 – Actor

“Watching a good actor is the best way to learn.”

Lacey Chabert – 1982 – Actress

“Do what you’re passionate about.”

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