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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 21

on October 21, 2013
English: Image of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge...

English: Image of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and The Vision of Sir Launfal (by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and James Russell Lowell}, collected by H. G. Hall and Edward Everett Hale. Published by Sampson Low, 1906. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – 1772 – Poet

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

Alphonse de Lamartine – 1790 – Poet

“There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.”

Alfred Nobel – 1833 – Chemist and Industrialist

“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”

Will Carleton – 1845 – Poet

“If there’s a heaven upon the earth, a fellow knows it when he’s been away from home a week, and then gets back again.”

Ted Shawn – 1891 – Dancer

“Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.”

Leo Burnett – 1891 – Businessman

“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.”

Paul Brunton – 1898 – Philosopher

“Worry is spiritual short sight.  Its cure is intelligent faith.”

Patrick Kavanagh – 1904 – Poet

“What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.”

Dizzy Gillespie – 1917 – Jazz Trumpeter (John Birks Gillespie)

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.”

Malcolm Arnold – 1921 – Composer

“Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.”

Whitey Ford – 1928 – Athlete (Edward Charles Ford)

“The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.”

Ursula K. Le Guin – 1929 – Writer

“Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”

Français : Le trompettiste américain de jazz D...

Français : Le trompettiste américain de jazz Dizzy Gillespie en concert à Deauville (Normandie, France) le 20 juillet 1991. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Natalia Makarova – 1940 – Dancer

“To look back all the time is boring.  Excitement lies in tomorrow.”

Mary Pipher – 1947 – Psychologist

“Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.”

Carrie Fisher – 1956 – Actress

“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now.  I might as well take a nap.'”

Julian Cope – 1957 – Musician

“I realize myself that hate wastes a lot of time and energy and I would rather re-direct any energy that I have to good and positive use.”

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