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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 25

on October 25, 2013

James Beattie – 1735 – Poet

“In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.”

Publicity photo of comedienne Minnie Pearl for...

Publicity photo of comedienne Minnie Pearl for appearances made at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Max Stirner – 1806 – Philosopher

“The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss.”

John Heisman – 1869 – Coach

“When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.”

Henry Norris Russell – 1877 – Scientist

“Conflict between science and religion is a dangerous foe.”

Pablo Picasso – 1881 – Artist

“As a child I could draw like Leonardo; as an adult I want to paint as a child.”

Richard E. Byrd – 1888 – Explorer

“A static hero is a public liability.  Progress grows out of motion.”

Smokey Joe Wood – 1889 – Athlete

“I threw so hard I thought my arm would fly right off my body.”

Henry Steele Commager – 1902 – Historian

“Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.”

Minnie Pearl – 1912 – Singer and Musician (Sarah Ophelia Colley)

“God has a plan for all of us, but He expects us to do our share of the work.”

Jack Kent Cooke – 1912 – Businessman

“Nobody’s going to write a book about me, because nobody’s going to find anything worth writing a book about.”

John Berryman – 1914 – Poet

“Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.”

Billy Barty – 1924 – Actor

“The general public thinks all little people are in circuses or sideshows.  We have doctors, nurses, just about every field covered.”

Marion Ross – 1928 – Actress

“The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it.  Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted.”

Harold Brodkey – 1930 – Author

“I have thousands of opinions still – but that is down from millions – and, as always, I know nothing.”

Jay Chiat – 1931 – Businessman

“Taking risks gives me energy.”

Michael Gartner – 1938 – Journalist

“There isn’t as much passion and outrage in today’s newspapers.  That may be because of a corporate decision, but they’ve lost their personality.”

Bobby Knight – 1940 – Coach

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”

Helen Reddy – 1941 – Singer and Actress

“Hindsight is wonderful.  It’s always easy to second guess after the fact.”

Anne Tyler – 1941 – Novelist

“My family can always tell when I’m well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.”

James Carville – 1944 – Lawyer

“Ideologies aren’t all that important.  What’s important is psychology.”

Suheir Hammad

Suheir Hammad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jon Anderson – 1944 – Musician

“I think one of the greatest moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport.”

Dan Gable – 1948 – Athlete

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold.  They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

Nancy Cartwright – 1957 – Actress

“The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality.  Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force.”

Melinda McGraw – 1963 – Actress

“I do believe that one way to have a destiny is to choose one.”

Bruce Feiler – 1964 – Writer

“The most successful families embrace and elevate their family history, particularly their failures, setbacks, and missteps.”

Adam Pascal – 1970 – Actor

“Ignorance is bliss.  I wish I still had some.”

Esther Duflo – 1972 – Economist

“I don’t go to the beach.  There is no value in going to the beach.  If I did go I would probably read economic books.”

Suheir Hammad – 1973 – Poet

“Do not fear what has blown up.  If you must, fear the unexploded.”

Anthony Starr – 1975 – Actor

“Collaboration is the best way to work.  It’s the only way to work, really.  Everyone’s there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board.”

Keith Barry – 1976 – Entertainer

“Magic is all about directing attention.  If I didn’t want you to look at my right hand then I don’t look at it.”

Katy Perry – 1984 – Musician

“I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.”


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