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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!

December 1

Woody Allen

Woody Allen (Photo credit: ThomasThomas)

Rex Stout – 1886 – Writer

“There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.”

Robert W. Welch, Jr. – 1899 – Businessman

“The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they’re letting the worst patients run the place.”

Walt Alston – 1911 – Athlete

“Look at misfortune the same way you look at success – Don’t Panic!  Do your best and forget the consequences.”

Minoru Yamasaki – 1912 – Architect

“If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls.”

Mary Martin – 1913 – Actress

“Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.”

Malachi Throne – 1928 – Actor

“My first agent told me to change my name or I’d only play Jewish parts or Indians.  Of course I refused to change it.  Shortly thereafter she came up to me and told me I had to keep it, because her numerologist said it was very, very good.”

Jimmy Lyons – 1931 – Musician

English: Nicholas Negroponte Українська: Нікол...

English: Nicholas Negroponte Українська: Ніколас Негропонте (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.”

Lou Rawls – 1933 – Musician

“Music is the greatest communication in the world.  Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.”

Woody Allen – 1935 – Comedian (Allen Stewart Konigsberg)

“Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem.”

Lee Trevino – 1939 – Professional Golfer

“The older I get, the better I used to be.”

Richard Pryor – 1940 – Actor

“I believe the ability to think is blessed.  If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it.  The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.”

John Crowley – 1942 – Writer

“Realistic novels simply pretend that the rules of their invented worlds are identical to the rules of actual life, but that’s a ruse.”

Nicholas Negroponte – 1943 – Businessman

“Computing is not about computers any more.  It is about living.”

Tahar Ben Jelloun – 1944 – Poet

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.”

Bette Midler – 1945 – Actress

“I  never know how much of what I say is true.”

Jonathan Katz – 1946 – Comedian

“Scientists have found the gene for shyness.  They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes.”

Treat Williams – 1951 – Actor

“I define success as being comfortable with yourself and your life.  And that is about as good as it gets, really.”

David Hornsby – 1975 – Actor

“I think you’re always trying to challenge yourself to do new things and not repeat yourself.”

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