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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 15

on October 15, 2013
altered Edith Wilson portrait - Woodrow Wilson...

altered Edith Wilson portrait – Woodrow Wilson House – Washington DC – 2013-09-15 (Photo credit: Tim Evanson)

Mikhail Lermontov – 1814 – Poet

“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.”

Friedrich Nietzsche – 1844 – Philosopher

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Edith Wilson – 1872 – First Lady – Second Wife of President Woodrow Wilson

“I feel I am sharing your work – and being taken into partnership as it were.”

Jane Darwell – 1879 – Actress

“I’ve played Henry Fonda’s mother so often that, whenever we run into each other, I call him ‘son’ and he calls me ‘Ma’, just to save time.”

Marie Stopes – 1880 – Author

“You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.  But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.”

P. G. Wodehouse – 1881 – Writer (Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize.  The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”

Godfrey Winn – 1906 – Journalist

“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.  Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.”

John Kenneth Galbraith – 1908 – Economist

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. – 1917 – Historian

“Righteousness is easy in retrospect.”

Mario Puzo – 1921 – Novelist

“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.”

Italo Calvino – 1923 – Journalist

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

Lee Iacocca – 1924 – Businessman

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

Penny Marshall & Ed Begley Jr.

Penny Marshall & Ed Begley Jr. (Photo credit: Alan Light)

Evan Hunter – 1926 – Author

“Readers are what it’s all about, aren’t they?  If not, why am I writing?”

Leonard Peikoff – 1933 – Philosopher

“The more you learn, if you learn it properly, the more clear you become and the more you know.”

Linda Lavin – 1937 – Actress

“Talking about auditions, you never know what anyone else is thinking.”

Penny Marshall – 1942 – Actress

“I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity.”

Jim Palmer – 1945 – Athlete

“Most pitchers are too smart to manage.”

Joni Eareckson Tada – 1949 – Author

“If you truly believe in the value of life, you care about all of the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.”

Walter Jon Williams – 1953 – Writer

“I’m not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels, I’m afraid of what real human beings do to other real human beings.”

Tito Jackson – 1953 – Musician

“I keep my thoughts to myself, and I think that’s one of the best ways to be.”

Sarah Ferguson – 1959 – British Royalty

“Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her.”

Todd Solondz – 1959 – Writer

“Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.”

Emeril Lagasse – 1959 – Chef

“Cleanliness is very important.  If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, you’re not really teaching them anything.”

Michael Lewis – 1960 – Author

“I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they looked in the mirror?”

Paige Davis – 1969 – Actress

“The best thing about New York is everything is available.  Whatever you want, New York has got it.”

Vanessa Marcil – 1969 – Actress

“What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendship with other women and her honesty with men.”

Adora Svitak – 1997 – Author

“Mostly, I avoid worrying since the time spent doing it could be spent more constructively.”

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