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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 22

on November 22, 2013
Abagail Adams, wife of United States President...

Abagail Adams, wife of United States President John Adams. Engraving based upon a portrait by Gilbert Stuart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abigail Adams – 1744 – First Lady, Wife of President John Adams

“I have been so used to a freedom of sentiment that I know not how to place so many guards about me, and to impose a silence upon myself, when I long to talk.”

George Eliot – 1819 – Author (Mary Anne Evans)

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Gissing – 1857 – Novelist

“For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously,”

Charles de Gaulle – 1890 – French General and President

“A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.”

Wiley Post – 1898 – Aviator

“I cut the emergency switch just in time to keep ‘Winnie Mae’ from making an exhibition of herself by standing on her nose.  That would have been fatal to our hopes.”

Hoagy Carmichael – 1899 – Composer

“Ragtime was my lullaby.”

Benjamin Britten – 1913 – Composer

“Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house.  Slowly you see more details of the house – the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows.  The notes are the bricks and mortar of the house.”

Charles Mengel Allen – 1916 – Judge

“You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.”

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Si veda :en:Image:George_Gissing.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Percy Ross – 1916 – Businessman

“You’ve got to ask!  Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.”

Jon Cleary – 1917 – Writer

“New Orleans music is really about three things:  Good songs, good funk, and a good time.”

Rodney Dangerfield – 1921 – Comedian

“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion.  He said okay, you’re ugly too.”

Tom Conti – 1941 – Actor

“Fame is a silly business.  People who chase it are almost always going to be disappointed.”

Billie Jean King – 1943 – Tennis Player

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

Jamie Lee Curtis – 1958 – Actress

“If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.”

Mariel Hemingway – 1961 – Actress

“Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.”

Boris Becker – 1967 – Athlete

“I don’t really care what the man on the street thinks.  I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I’m not going to start now.”

Rasmus Lerdorf – 1968 – Scientist

“When the world becomes standard, I will start caring about standards.”

Shawn Fanning – 1980 – Businessman

“If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.”


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