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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 26

Mahalia Jackson, 16 April. 1962

Mahalia Jackson, 16 April. 1962 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Desiderius Erasmus – 1466 – Philosopher

“Prevention is better than cure.”

John C. Geikie – 1824 – Minister

“Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.”

C. P. Scott – 1846 – Journalist

“Television?  The word is half Greek, half Latin.  No good can come of it.”

Napoleon Hill – 1883 – Author

“Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.”

Mahalia Jackson – 1911 – Musician

“Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.”

Francois Mitterrand – 1916 – French Statesman

“A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.”

Pat Conroy – 1945 – Writer

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.”

Pat Sajak – 1946 – Entertainer

“Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later.”

Hillary Clinton – 1947 – Senator and Secretary of State

“You show people what you’re willing to fight for when you fight for your friends.”

Jaclyn Smith – 1947 – Actress

“Angels are like diamonds.  They can’t be made, you have to find them.  Each one is unique.”

Julian Schnabel – 1951 – Artist

“My compulsion is to create things.”

Andrew Motion – 1952 – Poet

“I’m also a great believer in the dream life; that while we’re asleep, a deep subconscious connection is made about our profoundest fears, hopes, loves, losses, dreads, and desires.”

Stephen Carter – 1954 – Lawyer

“Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.”

Julie Dawn Cole – 1957 – Actress

“You can’t be a grown-up woman and not like chocolate.”

Rita Wilson – 1958 – Actress

“Awareness is empowering.”

Dylan McDermott – 1961 – Actor

“As an actor, you always have to reinvent yourself or you end up in the gutter somewhere.  It’s my job to always change people’s minds.  I’ve known that for a long time and I’ve had to do it.”

Natalie Merchant – 1963 – Musician

Keith Urban

Keith Urban (Photo credit: Frank Roche)

“I can’t remove the autobiographical slant from the things I write.  You always bring yourself into what you’re writing.”

Kelly Rowan – 1965 – Actress

“Who really cares what a celebrity thinks on a given issue?”

Keith Urban – 1967 – Musician

“Getting on the bus and touring was my life.  And when that was not around, I felt myself a bit lost at times, because that was all I had.”

Seth MacFarlane – 1973 – Cartoonist

“The only problem is time.”

Rosemarie DeWitt – 1974 – Actress

“I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.”

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