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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 3

Thomas Wolfe, 1937

Thomas Wolfe, 1937 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Bancroft – 1800 – Historian

“In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.”

Elenora Duse – 1858 – Actress

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

Pierre Bonnard – 1867 – Artist

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.”

Louis Aragon – 1897 – Poet

“We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.”

Thomas Wolfe – 1900 – Novelist

“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.”

James Herriot – 1916 – Physician and Writer

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

Gore Vidal – 1925 – Author

“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.”

Erik Bruhn – 1928 – Dancer

“Dance every performance as if it were your last.”

Chubby Checker – 1941 – Singer (Ernest Evans)

“I want people to look at a checkerboard and think of me!”

Roy Horn – 1944 – Entertainer

“Imitation is the sincerest form of pain.”

John Perry Barlow – 1947 – Writer

“But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.”

Laurie Simmons – 1949 – Artist

“We don’t have real hours and we don’t have a boss, so artists create rules for themselves that they then break.  It’s transgressive in such a personal way.”

Dave Winfield – 1951 – Athlete

“I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.”

Stevie Ray Vaughn – 1954 – Musician

“What I am trying to get across to you; is please take care of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are here for, that’s all we got, that is all we can take with us.  Are you with me?”

Fred Couples – 1959 – Professional Golfer

“Golf is supposed to be fun, but I don’t think anything is fun is you’re not doing it reasonably well.”

Dave Winfield in New York Yankees Spring Train...

Dave Winfield in New York Yankees Spring Training, 1983. Philatio (talk) 03:33, 5 May 2008 (UTC) 03:33, 5 May 2008 . . Phil5329 . . 224×356 (12 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jack Wagner – 1959 – Actor

“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.”

Clive Owen – 1964 – Actor

“I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied.  It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.”

Sara Zarr – 1970 – Writer

“I’m not really a plot writer – I’m more interested in the characters and sort of small events that propel the story forward.”

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