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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 18

Edwin Armstrong, developer of FM Radio

Edwin Armstrong, developer of FM Radio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lyman Abbott – 1835 – Author

“Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.”

Francis Thompson – 1859 – Poet

“All things by immortal power.  Near or far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling a star.”

Hector Hugh Munro – 1870 – Novelist

“Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.”

Ty Cobb – 1886 – Professional Baseball Player

“The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that’s it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.”

Edwin Armstrong – 1890 – Inventor

“It ain’t ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.  It’s the things people know that ain’t so.”

Christopher Fry – 1907 – Playwright

“In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.”

Celia Johnson – 1908 – Actress

“Don’t remember me as too nice or beautiful or funny, because then you’ll be disappointed.”

Alfred Bester – 1913 – Author

“I’m a great believer in people and their untapped potential.”

Betty Grable – 1916 – Actress

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.”

Ossie Davis – 1917 – Actor

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.”

Allen Klein – 1931 – Businessman

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.  Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.  Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”

Marc Rich – 1934 – Businessman

“If you are too proud, you don’t do business.”

Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jacques Pepin – 1935 – Chef

“My palate is simpler than it used to be.  A young chef adds and adds and adds to the plate.  As you get older, you start to take away.”

Alan Rudolph – 1943 – Director

“It’s part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.”

Keith Richards – 1943 – Musician

“Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forgot about the roll.”

Steven Spielberg – 1947 – Director and Producer

“When I grow up, I still want to be a director.”

Randy Castillo – 1950 – Musician

“My best investment is my imagination, because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns!”

Leonard Maltin – 1950 – Critic

“Audiences deserve better.”

David Chipperfield – 1953 – Architect

“Britain loves a bargain, but you don’t get good, lasting architecture on the cheap.”

Vijay Mallya – 1955 – Businessman

“I run my own world, because I very firmly believe that my destiny, my future is in my hands and I don’t want to blame anybody else for the path that I take.”

Ron White – 1956 – Comedian

“I had the right to remain silent . . . but I didn’t have the ability.”

Brad Pitt – 1963 – Actor

“You must lose everything in order to gain anything.”

Katie Holmes – 1978 – Actress

“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.”

Christina Aguilera – 1980 – Musician

“I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep.  If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.”

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