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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 2

on October 2, 2013
Cordell Hull - Nobel Peace Prize, U.S. Secreta...

Cordell Hull – Nobel Peace Prize, U.S. Secretary of State, Father of the U.N. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Elizabeth Montagu – 1718- Writer

“I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.”

William Ramsay – 1852 – Scientist

“The noblest exercise of the mind within doors, and most befitting a person of quality, is study.”

Mohatma K. Gandhi – 1869 – Indian Leader

“The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

Cordell Hull – 1871 – Public Servant

“Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.”

Wallace Stevens – 1879 – Poet

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”

Groucho Marx – 1895 – Comedian (Julius Henry Marx)

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Bud Abbott – 1897 – Actor (William Alexander Abbott)

“Well, I always have a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.  I still can’t drive.”

Graham Greene – 1904 – Playwright

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”

Willy Ley – 1906 – Writer

“Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source.”

Jack Finney – 1911 – Author

“When you’ve heard one bagpipe tune, you’ve heard them both.”

Earl Wilson – 1934 – Athlete

“Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t.”

Johnnie Cochran – 1937 – Lawyer

“I’m a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.”

Rex Reed – 1938 – Critic

“In Hollywood, if you don’t have happiness, you send out for it.”

Steve Sabol – 1942 – Director

“The autumn wind is a pirate.  Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously.  His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head . . .  The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.”

Don McLean – 1945 – Musician

English: Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx...

English: Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx, cropped from group photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I think longevity is more important than trying to make people realize you’re around every second.”

Ward Churchill – 1947 – Educator

“Truth is the best defense.”

Avery Brooks – 1948 – Actor

“Knowledge is going to make you stronger.  Knowledge is going to let you control your life.  Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children.  Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.”

Donna Karan – 1948 – Designer

“Accent the positive and delete the negative.”

Chris LeDoux – 1948 – Musician

“Sometimes a hard day’s work is easier than a lot of things you can meet in life.”

Persis Khambatta – 1950 – Actress

“Maybe I’m being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back.”

Mike Rutherford – 1950 – Musician

“Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out.  I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit.”

Sting – 1951 – Musician (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner)

“I don’t need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative.  I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.”

Joe Sacco – 1960 – Journalist

“I’d much rather hang out in a café.  That’s where things are really happening.”

Tom Moody – 1965 – Coach

“It’s a disappointment to lose key players.  On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players.”

Kelly Ripa – 1970 – Entertainer

“I think children are like pancakes.  You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around.”


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