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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 17

on October 17, 2013
Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Georg Buchner – 1813 – Dramatist

“A good man with a good conscience doesn’t walk so fast.”

Paul Bert – 1833 – Scientist

“Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.”

Elinor Glyn – 1864 – Author

“American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.”

Shinichi Suzuki – 1898 – Educator

“Children learn to smile from their parents.”

Nathanael West – 1903 – Writer

“Numbers constitute the only universal language.”

Arthur Miller – 1915 – Playwright

“Everybody like a kidder, but nobody lends him money.”

Rita Hayworth – 1918 – Actress

“We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.”

Montgomery Cliff – 1920 – Actor

“Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.”

Robert Atkins – 1930 – Diet and Nutrition Expert

“Don’t fix what’s not broken.”

Jimmy Breslin – 1930 – Entertainer

“Media, the plural of mediocrity.”

Evel Knievel – 1938 – Motorcycle Stunt Performer (Robert Craig Knievel)

“Anybody can jump a motorcycle.  The trouble begins when you try to land it.”

Gary Zukav – 1942 – Author

“A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for.”

Cameron Mackintosh – 1946 – Businessman

“Having to think about whether you can afford ‘this’ or ‘that’ is a good discipline to have, to maximize what you can achieve to the highest standard.”

Margot Kidder – 1948 – Actress

“With any group of people in life, sad things happen, and crazy things, and happy things.  When you’re in the public eye, it’s just amplified, that’s all.”

Michael Tolkin – 1950 – Writer

“One of the things I learned from my father, and it did not serve me well at all, was that he was a successful writer, he earned a living.  And it was a shock for me to find out that it was actually hard to make a living as a writer.”

Mae Jemison – 1956 – Astronaut

English: US astronaut Mae Jemison at Kennedy S...

English: US astronaut Mae Jemison at Kennedy Space Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Some people say they feel very small when they think about space.  I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe.”

Alan Jackson – 1958 – Musician

“If you can last until you’re 40 years old, hopefully you’ll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years.”

Graeme Le Saux – 1968 – Athlete

“You need to be an adrenalin junkie when you travel with kids.”

Rick Mercer – 1969 – Comedian

“Do the unexpected.  Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do:  vote.”

Eminem – 1972 – Musician (Marshall Bruce Mathers, III)

“Trust is hard to come by.  That’s why my circle is small and tight.  I’m kind of funny about making new friends.”

Randall Munroe – 1984 – Cartoonist

“I learned very early on in life that not everyone wants to hear every fact in the world, even if you want to tell them everything you’ve ever read.”

Max Irons – 1985 – Actor

“Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way.  And a sense of humor.  It’s like medicine, very healing.”

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