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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 11

on December 11, 2013
Photo of Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

Photo of Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Mason – 1725 – Statesman

“We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.”

Hector Berlioz – 1803 – Composer

“The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.”

Alfred de Musset – 1810 – Writer

“How glorious it is – and also how painful – to be an exception.”

Ellen Key – 1849 – Writer

“When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.”

Annie Jump Cannon – 1863 – Scientist

“Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe.”

Fiorello LaGuardia – 1882 – Politician

“It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me – I never retreat.”

Max Born – 1882 – Mathematician

“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.”

Walter Knott – 1889 – Businessman

“Those who were cowards never started, and those who were weak were lost on the way, but the brave find a home in every land.”

Mark Tobey – 1890 – Artist

“I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action.”

Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)

Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) (Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution)

 

Elliott Carter – 1908 – Composer

“Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.”

Naguib Mahfouz – 1911 – Novelist

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.  You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Carlo Ponti – 1912 – Producer

“I don’t make deals, I make pictures.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – 1918 – Author

“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them.  But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”

Grace Paley – 1922 – Writer

“All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar.”

Rita Moreno – 1931 – Actress

“Bigger than life is not difficult for me.  I am bigger than life.”

Brenda Lee – 1942 – Musician

“I gave up my childhood for a career.”

Teri Garr – 1944 – Actress

“You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error.  You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.”

Harold Hamm – 1945 – Businessman

“I always wanted to find oil.  It was always an irresistible calling.”

Jermaine Jackson – 1954 – Musician

“You can’t argue with stupidity.”

Tom Shadyac – 1958 – Comedian

“You can’t sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree.  The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you believe.”


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