Quote Queen

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 10

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (Photo credit: Amherst College Archives)

Thomas Holcroft – 1745 – Dramatist

“Love and a red rose can’t be hid.”

George MacDonald – 1824 – Novelist

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”

Emily Dickinson – 1830 – Poet

“Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.”

Edward Eggleston – 1837 – Editor

“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.”

Frederick Pollock – 1845 – Judge

“It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.”

Melvil Dewey – 1851 – Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

“The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.”

English: From left to right: R. R. Bowker, Mrs...

English: From left to right: R. R. Bowker, Mrs. Dewey and Melvil Dewey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Adolf Loos – 1870 – Architect

“Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.”

Nelly Sachs – 1891 – Poet

“We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person.”

Lew Brown – 1893 – Musician

“So how can you lose what you’ve never owned?”

William Plomer – 1903 – Author

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”

Rumer Godden – 1907 – Novelist

“If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side, because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom.”

Olivier Messiaen – 1908 – Composer

“No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.  One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.”

Chet Huntley – 1911 – Journalist

“Maybe where there’s clarity of air, there’s clarity of thought.”

Clarice Lispector – 1920 – Writer

“Facts and particulars annoy me.”

Dan Blocker – 1928 – Actor

“My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and too little to hitch a wagon – no good for a damn thing.”

Fionnula Flanagan – 1941 – Actress

“I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality.”

Kenneth Branagh – 1960 – Actor

“Actors are the best and the worst of people.  They’re like kids.  When they’re good, they’re very very good.  When they’re bad they’re very very naughty.”

Nia Peeples – 1961 – Musician

“Health and beauty is not just about what you apply.  If you don’t have it together on the inside, then nothing else is going to matter.”

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