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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 7

on October 7, 2013
Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The picture wa...

Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The picture was taken at Ehrenfest’s home in Leiden, the occasion was most likely the 50th anniversary of Hendrik Lorentz’ doctorate (December 11, 1925). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Marston – 1576 – Poet

“Wink and shut their apprehensions up.”

William Samuel Johnson – 1727 – Politician

“To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.”

Henry Rutgers – 1745 – Soldier

“Don’t let your studies interfere with your education.”

William Billings – 1746 – Composer

“In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note.”

James Whitcomb Riley – 1849 – Poet

“The ripest peach is highest on the tree.”

Niels Bohr – 1885 – Physicist

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.”

Henry A. Wallace – 1888 – Vice President of the United States

“It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.”

Meyer Levin – 1905 – Novelist

“Nothing ever ends.”

Vaughn Monroe – 1911 – Musician

“It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.”

Elizabeth Janeway – 1913 – Author

“As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.”

Charles Templeton – 1915 – Cartoonist

“Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully.”

June Allyson – 1917 – Actress

“So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.”

Diana Lynn – 1926 – Actress

“I will love you with all my heart, To have forever – never to part.  This is a promise engrained in me, Take my hand and let it be.”

R. D. Laing – 1927 – Psychologist

“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.”

Cotton Fitzsimmons – 1931 – Coach

“Whether you’re winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself.  You can’t change because of the circumstances around you.”

Desmond Tutu – 1931 – South African Leader

“Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little its of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

Ulrike Meinhof – 1934 – Journalist

, Vice President of the United States.

, Vice President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Objection is when I say:  this doesn’t suit me.  Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn’t suit me never happens again.”

Amiri Baraka – 1934 – Poet

“A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.”

Clive James – 1939 – Writer

“It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.”

Joy Behar – 1942 – Comedian

“I don’t need a diet pill.  I need something that gives you an electric shock when you reach for food.”

Paul Weyrich – 1942 – Critic

“It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents.”

Oliver North – 1943 – Soldier

“Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform.  That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States.”

Diane Ackerman – 1948 – Poet

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell.  One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.”

Alice Walton – 1949 – Businesswoman

“One of the great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely, so that they create value.”

John Mellencamp – 1951 – Musician

“I want to sell to people my own age, because that’s the way I write songs.”

Vladimir Putin – 1952 – Russian Statesman

“Nobody should pin their hopes on a miracle.”

Joseph J. Lhota – 1954 – Businessman

“My best quality is that I talk to everyone.  My worst quality is that I talk to everyone.”

Steven Erikson – 1959 – Novelist

“A story invites both writer and reader into a kind of superficial ease:  we want to slide along, pleasingly entertained, lost in the fictional dream.”

Simon Cowell – 1959 – Entertainer

“The object of this competition is not to be mean to the losers but to find a winner.  The process makes you mean because you get frustrated.”

Sherman Alexie – 1966 – Writer

“When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author.”

Thom Yorke – 1968 – Musician

“I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.”

Toni Braxton – 1968 – Musician

“To do what you love can sometimes be stressful.”

Nicole Ari Parker – 1970 – Actress

“God loves you and everything about you, so why beat up on your precious self?”

Rachel McAdams – 1976 – Actress

“I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid.  It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.”

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