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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 27

on October 27, 2013
English: John Cleese in May 2008.

English: John Cleese in May 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Cook – 1728 – Explorer

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer – 1811 – Inventor of the Sewing Machine

“We must believe in free will.  We have no choice.”

Theodore Roosevelt – 1858 – 26th President of the United States

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your troubles, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

Roscoe Pound – 1870 – Lawyer

“The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.”

Emily Post – 1872 – Author and Authority on Etiquette

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.  If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

Owen D. Young – 1874 – Businessman

“When boasting ends, there dignity begins.”

Alfred Whitney Griswold – 1906 – Educator

“The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

Dylan Thomas – 1914 – Poet

“He who seeks rest finds boredom.  He who seeks work finds rest.”

Ruby Dee – 1924 – Actress

“The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.”

H. R. “Bob” Haldeman – 1926 – Politician (Harry Robbins Haldeman)

“You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.”

Nawal El Saadawi – 1931 – Writer

“If you do not love yourself, well, you cannot do anything well, that’s my philosophy.”

Maxine Hong Kingston in New York City

Maxine Hong Kingston in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sylvia Plath – 1932 – Poet

“And by the way, everything about life is writable if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

John Cleese – 1939 – Actor

“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”

John Gotti – 1940 – Mobster

“I never lie because I don’t fear anyone.  You only lie when you’re afraid.”

Maxine Hong Kingston – 1940 – Writer

“I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for contradictions.”

Fran Lebowitz – 1950 – Author

“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.”

Matt Drudge – 1966 – Journalist

“You would be amazed what the ordinary guy knows.”

Kelly Osbourne – 1984 – Actress

“I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.”

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