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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 19

on October 19, 2013
Hassan Cigatette Trading card showing Annie Sm...

Hassan Cigatette Trading card showing Annie Smith Peck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marsilio Ficino – 1433 – Philosopher

“You are running to seek your friend.  Let your feet run, but your mind need not.”

Thomas Browne – 1605 – Scientist

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”

Leigh Hunt – 1784 – Poet

“Colors are the smiles of nature.”

Annie Smith Peck – 1850 – Mountain Climber

“Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing.”

Charles E. Merrill – 1885 – Businessman

“If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business.”

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar – 1910 – Scientist

“Science is a perception of the world around us.  Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you.”

Jack Anderson – 1922 – Journalist

“The insurance industry communicates through codes and check-off boxes.  If there’s no check-off box for you, you don’t exist.”

John le Carre – 1931 – Writer

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”

Peter Max – 1937 – Artist

“I never know what I’m going to put on the canvas.  The canvas paints itself.  I’m just the middleman.”

Renata Adler – 1938 – Journalist

“Fear . . . is forward.  No one is afraid of yesterday.”

Andrew Vachss – 1942 – Author

“Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.”

John Lithgow – 1945 – Actor

“Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving.”

Philip Pullman – 1946 – Writer

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar in his later years

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar in his later years (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.”

James Howard Kunstler – 1948 – Businessman

“I don’t like talking about ‘solutions.’  I prefer talking about intelligent responses.”

Tracy Chevalier – 1962 – Author

“I try to write 1,000 words a day – about three pages.  When I reach 1,000 words I feel good.  Less than that:  a failure. More than that:  tired.”

Ty Pennington – 1964 – Entertainer

“A home is more than just where you live; it reflects who you are.”

Chris Kattan – 1970 – Comedian

“Believe in yourself and try not to take anything personally.”

Joy Bryant – 1976 – Actress

“Camo never goes out of style as far as I’m concerned.”

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