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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 20

on October 20, 2013
Sir Christopher Wren in Godfrey Kneller's 1711...

Sir Christopher Wren in Godfrey Kneller’s 1711 portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sir Christopher Wren – 1632 – British Astronomer and Geometer

“A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes.  They should see planets like our Earth.”

John Dewey – 1859 – Philosopher, Psychologist, and Educator

“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Bela Lugosi – 1882 – Actor

“Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he’d be a plumber, or a bookkeeper or a salesman.”

Evelyn Waugh – 1903 – Writer

“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.”

Arlene Francis – 1907 – Actress

“Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances.  Those too big to pass through are our friends.”

Art Buchwald – 1925 – Newspaper Columnist

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.”

Joyce Brothers – 1927 – Psychologist and Newspaper Columnist

“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Mickey Mantle – 1931 – Professional Baseball Player

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run.  I said, ‘Sure, every time.'”

William Christopher – 1932 – Actor

“I’ve often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life.  I’ve wanted to be an actor since first grade.  I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was . . . magic.”

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard – 1942 – Geneticist

“I immediately loved working with flies.  They fascinated me, and followed me around in my dreams.”

Lewis Grizzard – 1946 – Comedian and Columnist

“The game of life is a lot like football.  You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.”

Tom Petty – 1950 – Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter

“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”

English: Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous pho...

English: Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Viggo Mortensen – 1958 – Actor, Musician, Poet, and Photographer

“Any ordeal that you can survive as a human being is an improvement in your character, and usually an improvement in your life.”

Snoop Dogg – 1971 – Actor (Calvin Broadus)

“If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world.  Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.”


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