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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!

October 1

on October 1, 2013
Rufus Choate

Rufus Choate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rufus Choate – 1799 – Lawyer

“A book is the only immortality.”

Annie Besant – 1847 – Philosopher

“Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.”

Faith Baldwin – 1893 – Novelist

“Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.”

Vladimir Horowitz – 1904 – Musician

“I am a general.  My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.”

Fletcher Knebel – 1911 – Author

“It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.”

Daniel J. Boorstin – 1914 – Historian

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.”

David Herbert Donald – 1920 – Historian

“If you think about it, the historian’s task is like that of the detective.”

Walter Matthau – 1920 – Actor

“My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.”

Jimmy Carter – 1924 – 39th President of the United States

“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”

Tom Bosley – 1927 – Actor

“Happy Days was about a family . . . although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s.  I realize that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up.  That was the key to the success of our show.”

George Peppard – 1928 – Actor

“You have problems, you think drink helps, then you have two problems.”

Richard Harris – 1930 – Actor

“I often sit back and think, I wish I’d done that, and find out later that I already have.”

Julie Andrews – 1935 – Singer

English: Jimmy Carter on bicycle. Plains, Geor...

English: Jimmy Carter on bicycle. Plains, Georgia, USA, on President’s Day 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

George Archer – 1939 – Athlete

“If it wasn’t for golf, I’d probably still be a caddy.”

Michael Gruber – 1940 – Author

“But, there’s the paradox of fiction – why do you cry when a fake character dies?  It’s the basis of art.  You engage with people who don’t exist and care about them as you would your friends and relatives.”

Rod Carew – 1945 – Athlete

“I get a kick out of watching a team defense me.  A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way.  It goes right by his glove and I laugh.”

Tim O’Brien – 1946 – Author

“Story telling is the essential human activity.  The harder the situation, the more essential it is.”

Dave Holland – 1946 – Musician

“You have to find a way to protect yourself in a certain way from people who are constantly demanding your time.”

Stephen Collins – 1947 – Actor

“The process of doing plays will make you an actor.”

Michael Medved – 1948 – Journalist

“Savvy observers occasionally note television’s resemblance to the weather:  Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it.”

Andre Rieu – 1949 – Musician

“We should make decisions in life with our hearts, not our brains, not only in music but in daily life.”

Annie Leibovitz – 1949 – Photographer

“Nature is so powerful, so strong.  Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather.  It takes you to a place within yourself.”

Debbie Ford – 1955 – Author

“We were birthed with one soul to take care of, and we must take care of it.”

Brian P. Cleary – 1959 – Author

“I love the semicolon; it’s unnecessary, but graceful and sophisticated.”

Esai Morales – 1962 – Actor

“I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it.”

Sarah Drew – 1980 – Actress

“You can’t be emotional if you’re trying to be a businesswoman.”

Eric Shanteau – 1983 – Athlete

“I think being an athlete prepares you for more things than people give us credit for.”

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