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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 19

on December 19, 2013

Italo Svevo – 1861 – Businessman

“There are three things I always forget.  Names, faces and . . . the third I can’t remember.”

Minnie Maddern Fiske – 1865 – Actress

“Above all, ignore the audience.”

Eleanor Porter – 1868 – Novelist

“My relationship with ‘Pollyanna’ is a very personal one, because Pollyanna got me through my childhood.”

Carter G. Woodson – 1875 – Historian

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”

Ford Frick – 1894 – Journalist

“Avoid sarcasm.  Don’t insist on the last word.”

Ralph Richardson – 1902 – Actor

“Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.”

H. Allen Smith – 1907 – Journalist

“The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.”

Jean Genet – 1910 – Dramatist

“Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.”

Edith Piaf – 1915 – Singer

“Singing is a way of escaping.  It’s another world.  I’m no longer on earth.”

Cicely Tyson – 1933 – Actress

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.”

Richard Leakey – 1944 – Environmentalist

“To investigate the history of man’s development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils.”

Tim Reid – 1944 – Actor

“Just having hope ain’t going to cut it.  You’ve got to have hope, passion and skills.”

Alice Barrett – 1956 – Actress

“So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that’s a powerful lesson.”

Reggie White – 1961 – Athlete

“God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.”

Richard Hammond – 1969 – Entertainer

“I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am.”

Alyssa Milano – 1972 – Actress

“A big part of life is realizing what you’re good at.”

Brandon Sanderson – 1975 – Writer

“The more limitations you put on a character, often times the better a character you’ll make them, the more interesting the story becomes because the character can’t simply wave a hand and make something happen.  They have to work within the framework.”


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