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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 8

on December 8, 2013
Joel Chandler Harris ("Uncle Remus").

Joel Chandler Harris (“Uncle Remus”). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Queen of Scots – 1542 – Scottish Royalty

“In my end is my beginning.”

Johann Georg Zimmermann – 1728 – Writer

“A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.”

Eli Whitney – 1765 – Inventor

“One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.”

Henry Timrod – 1829 – Poet

“Spring is a true reconstructionist.”

Joel Chandler Harris – 1848 – Journalist

“I am in the prime of my senility.”

Camille Claudel – 1864 – Sculptor

“If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise.”

Jean Sibelius – 1865 – Composer

“Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic.”

Norman Douglas – 1868 – Writer

“The pine stays green in winter . . . wisdom in hardship.”

Paul Klee – 1879 – Artist

“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.”

Diego Rivera – 1886 – Artist

“I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life.  And would continue to be, up to the moment she died, 27 years later.”

Hervey Allen – 1889 – Author

“Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.”

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Thurber – 1894 – Writer and Cartoonist

“It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.”

Delmore Schwartz – 1913- Poet

“Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.”

Ernest Lehman – 1915 – Writer

“After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.”

Lucian Freud – 1922 – Artist

“A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure.”

Sammy Davis, Jr. – 1925 – Entertainer

“What have I got?  No looks, no money, no education.  Just talent.”

Maximillian Schell – 1930 – Actor

“First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.”

Flip Wilson – 1933 – Comedian (Clerow Wilson, Jr.)

“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.”

Jim Morrison – 1943 – Musician

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

John Banville – 1945 – Novelist

“For memory, we use our imagination.  We take a few strands of real time and carry them with us, then like an oyster we create a pearl around them.”

Gregg Allman – 1947 – Musician

“I didn’t think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.”

Robert Sternberg – 1949 – Educator

“Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade.  Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.”

Rick Baker – 1950 – Inventor

“It’s a funny relationship that makeup artists have.  I always feel kind of like a dentist.  People look at me and think of pain.”

Bill Bryson – 1951 – Writer

“A world without newspapers or a world where the newspapers are purely electronic and you read them on a screen is not a very appealing world.”

Norman Finkelstein – 1953 – Educator

“Everybody wants peace.  That’s a truism.  There is no point in accomplishing through war what you can accomplish through peace.”

Sam Kinison – 1953 – Comedian

“Everything can be satirized.”

Kim Basinger – 1953 – Actress

“I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition.  If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.”

Ann Coulter – 1961 – Journalist

“I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am.”

Teri Hatcher – 1964 – Actress

“I’m a firm believer in putting your money where your mouth is.”

Dwight Howard – 1985 – Athlete

“The hardest thing to do is to trust people.”

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