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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 16

on October 16, 2013
Cyril Ponnamperuma (1923-1994)

Cyril Ponnamperuma (1923-1994) (Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution)

Oscar Wilde – 1854 – Dramatist

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”

Eugene O’Neill – 1888 – Dramatist

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”

Paul Strand – 1890 – Photographer

“The artist’s world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep!”

William O. Douglas – 1898 – Judge

“Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.  The audience that hurled yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.”

Dino Buzzati – 1906 – Novelist

“Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.”

Kathleen Winsor – 1919 – Athlete

“Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.”

Cyril Ponnamperuma – 1923 – Scientist

“Scientists are human, they’re as biased as any other group.  But they do have one great disadvantage in that science is a self-correcting process.”

Angela Lansbury – 1925 – Actress

“I made about 56 movies, I think.  Not that many.”

Charles Colson – 1931 – Lawyer

“Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion.”

Barry Corbin – 1940 – Actor

“We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually.”

Robert Bringhurst – 1946 – Poet

“Popularity isn’t just something that happens.  You have to give something in exchange for it, and that’s the dangerous part of the process.”

Suzanne Somers – 1946 – Actress

Andre Leon Talley

Andre Leon Talley (Photo credit: Museum at FIT)

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”

David Zucker – 1947 – Director

“Quit now, you’ll never make it.  If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.”

Andre Leon Talley – 1949 – Editor

“I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love.  In my life that came from my grandmother.”

Elinor Lipman – 1950 – Novelist

“Five hundred words a day is what I aim for.  And I don’t go on to the next chapter until I’ve polished and polished and polished the one I’m working on.”

Martha Smith – 1953 – Actress

“I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.”

James Newman – 1956 – Astronaut

“Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.”

Tim Robbins – 1958 – Actor

“I think the enemy is self-censorship.  In a free society the biggest danger is that you’re afraid to the point where you censor yourself.”

David Neeleman – 1959 – Businessman

“It’s so important to experience what your customers are experiencing and listen to their suggestions.”

John Mayer – 1977 – Musician

“Life is like a box of crayons.  Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back.  I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing.”

Jeremy Jackson – 1980 – Actor

“Sometimes you win by losing.”


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