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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 23

Actress Lilyan Tashman

Actress Lilyan Tashman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francis Jeffrey – 1773 – Judge

“There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.”

Robert Bridges – 1884 – Poet

“When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.”

Lilyan Tashman – 1896 – Actress

“It’s more boring for a woman to talk about clothes than for a man to talk of his golf score.”

Harvey Penick – 1904 – Athlete

“Be brave if you lose and meek if you win.”

Gertrude Ederle – 1906 – Swimmer of the English Channel

“When somebody tells me I cannot do something, that’s when I do it.”

James Daly – 1918 – Actor

“You lie awake at 3 in the morning thinking of story ideas.   You’re online at 8 a.m. on a Sunday or midnight on a Wednesday.  It’s a job that you never push aside.”

Fred Shero – 1925 – Athlete

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.  You must first set yourself on fire.”

Johnny Carson – 1925 – TV Show Host

“Talent alone won’t make you a success.  Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready.  The most important question is:  ‘Are you ready?'”

Chi Chi Rodriguez – 1935 – Professional Golfer (Juan Rodriguez)

“Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.”

Pele – 1940 – Athlete

“A penalty is a cowardly way to score.”

Douglas Dunn – 1942 – Poet

“A poet’s cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.”

Michael Crichton – 1942 – Author

English: "Weird Al" Yankovic perform...

English: “Weird Al” Yankovic performing live in concert during his 2010 Tour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.”

Anita Roddick – 1942 – Businesswoman

“If you do things well, do them better.  Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”

Dwight Yoakam – 1956 – Musician

“Control success before it controls you.”

Weird Al Yankovic – 1959 – Entertainer

“As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.”

Laurie Halse Anderson – 1961 – Writer

“Each reader has to find her or his own message within a book.”

Augusten Burroughs – 1965 – Writer

“The secret to being a writer is that you have to write.  It’s not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author.  You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work.”

Larry Dixon – 1966 – Driver

“If two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.”

Ryan Reynolds – 1976 – Actor

“Guys are lucky:  We can wear a suit over and over, just with different shirts and ties.”

Amandla Stenberg – 1998 – Actress

“My mom reminds me that all things are possible.”

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