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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!

November 14

on November 14, 2013
Claude Monet, photo by Nadar, 1899. Français :...

Claude Monet, photo by Nadar, 1899. Français : Claude Monet par Nadar en 1899. Türkçe: İzlenimcilik akımının öncülerinden olan Fransız ressam Claude Monet’nin, fotoğrafçı yurttaşı Nadar tarafından 1899 yılında çekilmiş fotoğrafı. 1840 ile 1926 yılları arasında yaşayan Monet, bu fotoğraf çekildiği sırada 50’li yaşlarının sonundadır. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Lyell – 1797 – Lawyer

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.”

Jean Paul Richter – 1825 – Author

“A man discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.”

Claude Monet – 1840 – Artist

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”

Leo Baekeland – 1863 – Inventor

“I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes.  That was how I came up with the first plastic.  I called it Bakelite.”

Constance Rourke – 1885 – Author

“An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.”

Aaron Copland – 1900 – Composer

“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”

Dick Powell – 1904 – Actor and Director

“The best thing about switching from being an actor to a director is that you don’t have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.”

Michael Ramsey – 1904 – Clergyman

“Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person.  It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.”

Marya Mannes – 1904 – Journalist

“Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally.  I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.”

Louise Brooks – 1906 – Actress

“There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.”

William Steig – 1907 – Cartoonist

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland. Capt...

1916 photograph of Leo Hendrik Baekeland. Caption: “Dr. Leo Hendrik Baekeland – An American scientist, born in Belgium, who was recently awarded the Perkin Medal for eminence in the field of industrial chemical research.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To tell the truth, I don’t read children’s books.  I’m an adult.  I just write them.”

Astrid Lindgren – 1907 – Author

“I don’t mind dying, I’ll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.”

Harrison Salisbury – 1908 – Journalist

“Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on.  What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training.”

Joseph R. McCarthy – 1909 – Politician

“McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled.”

Sherwood Schwartz – 1916 – Producer

“If you study both ‘Gilligan’ and ‘Brady’, you will see they are based on a similar philosophy:  that it’s possible for different kinds of people to learn to live together, either in a family or stuck on an island with no escape.”

<em>Veronica Lake – 1919 – Actress

“You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.”

McLean Stevenson – 1929 – Actor

“I tell you, I’m really not what you’d call into your basic kink, even though we do live in Hollywood, which is a little bit like living in a box of granola.”

King Hussein – 1935 – Jordanian Royalty

“We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way.  Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.”

Wendy Carlos – 1939 – Musician

“A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.”

P.J. O’Rourke – 1947 – Comedian

“Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

Prince Charles – 1948 – British Royalty

“Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.”

Yanni – 1954 – Musician (Yiannis Hryssomallis)

“Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order.  When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.”

Condoleezza Rice – 1954 – United States Secretary of State

“Differences can be a strength rather than a handicap.”

Stefano Gabbana – 1962 – Designer

“Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.”

Curt Shilling – 1966 – Athlete

“When you’re having a bad day at work, a lot of times it’s your head.  When you’re having good days, a lot of times it’s the absence of the mind.”

Gary Vaynerchuk – 1975 – Businessman

“People are chasing cash, not happiness.  When you chase money, you’re going to lose.  You’re just going to.  Even is you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.”


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