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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 24

on October 24, 2013
Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879)

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Mackintosh – 1765 – Judge

“It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.”

Sarah Josepha Hale – 1788 – Writer

“There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind.”

Brenda Ueland – 1891 – Writer

“This is what I learned:  that everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say.”

Marjorie Joyner – 1896 – Businesswoman

“There is nothing a woman can’t do.  Men might think they do things all by themselves but a woman is always there guiding them or helping them.”

Willis Goldbeck – 1898 – Dramatist

“Shame, shame, shame.  How many times have I told you not to be frightened?  Have I not told you God looks after all his children?”

Moss Hart – 1904 – Playwright

“All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘No’ and said ‘Yes’.”

Luciano Berio – 1925 – Composer

“In music, as I find myself forever saying, things don’t get better or worse:  they evolve and transform themselves.”

George Crumb – 1929 – Composer

“The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child.”

Adrian Mitchell – 1932 – Poet

“Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.”

Stephen Covey – 1932 – Businessman

“There are three constants in life . . . change, choice, and principles.”

Portrait of Brenda Ueland, circa 1930

Portrait of Brenda Ueland, circa 1930 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

F. Murray Abraham – 1939 – Actor

“I think creativity is spiritual.  I absolutely believe that.”

Frank Delaney – 1942 – Novelist

“Writers have opinions – that, in part, is why they write.  Therefore they have strong likes and dislikes.”

Kevin Kline – 1947 – Actor

“Nothing makes an actor feel freer and more inventive and more creative than being trusted.”

Ted Dekker – 1962 – Author

“Writing wasn’t about making money.  I wanted to find fulfillment in writing and telling stories, and that’s what’s driven me.”

Emma Donoghue – 1969 – Playwright

“The great thing about a short story is that is doesn’t have to trawl through someone’s whole life; it can come in glancingly from the side.”

Pat Williams – 1972 – Athlete

“Great leaders have a heart for people.  They take time for people.  They view people as the bottom line, not as a tool to get to the bottom line.”

Gabrielle Zevin – 1977 – Author

“I don’t believe in writer’s block.”

Monica Denise Brown – 1980 – Musician

“Multitasking is a part of my everyday life.”

Zac Posen – 1980 – Designer

“Fashion is killing women’s body images of themselves.”

Adrienne Bailon – 1983 – Musician

“Don’t ever give up.  Believe in yourself or no one else will.  My personal saying is:  ‘I’d rather die knowing that I tried to do what I love.'”

Wayne Rooney – 1985 – Musician

“I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.”


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