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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

on October 26, 2013
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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