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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 11

Elmore Leonard signs a copy of his new book, R...

Elmore Leonard signs a copy of his new book, Road Dogs (Photo credit: Ann Arbor District Library)

Arthur Phillip – 1738 – Soldier

“There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation of order and useful arrangement.”

Henry J. Heinz – 1844 – Businessman

“To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”

Charles Wilson – 1882 – Public Servant

“Character . . . is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.”

Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884 – First Lady – Wife of President Franklin Roosevelt

“We need not fear any isms if our democracy is achieving the ends for which it was established.”

Francois Mauriac – 1885 – Novelist

“To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.”

Roman Jakobson – 1896 – Scientist

“When I speak it is in order to be heard.”

Charles Revson – 1906 – Businessman

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”

Art Blakey – 1919 – Musician

“Music washes away the dust of every day life.”

Elmore Leonard – 1925 – Novelist

“I try to leave out the parts readers skip.”

Daryl Hall – 1946 – Musician

“If you work hard and you’re good, you can build something for yourself.”

Jim Woodring – 1952 – Artist

“People aren’t interested in seeing themselves as they really are.”

Dawn French – 1957 – Comedian

“I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.”

Richard Paul Evans – 1962 – Author

“Don’t try to write what other people are writing – write what is true to you.”

Anne Enright – 1962 – Author

“I love the characters not knowing everything and the reader knowing more than them.  There’s more mischief in that and more room for seriousness, too.”

Joan Cusack – 1962 – Actress

“I think that everything’s hard now anyways, so you might as well do stuff that you love and believe in.”

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Luke Perry – 1966 – Actor

“Growing up in the Midwest, people don’t drive Porsches and Ferraris.  They drive Fords and Chevys.  And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn’t occur to you because it’s not what you relate to.”

Michelle Wie – 1989 – Athlete

“I’m kind of in between a goody-goody and a rebel.  I’m not bad, but I’m not good either.  I’m a little crazy.”

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