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 22

on December 22, 2013

Jean Racine – 1639 – Dramatist

“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”

Abigail Adams – 1744 – First Lady, Wife of President John Adams

“Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.  Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.”

Charles Stuart Calverley – 1831 – Poet

“I know you’ve been married to the same woman for 69 years.  That is marvelous.  It must be very expensive.”

Hale White – 1831 – Writer

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”

Frank B. Kellogg – 1856 – Politician

“It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.”

Giacomo Puccini – 1858 – Composer

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”

Connie Mack – 1862 – Businessman

“I guess more players lick themselves than are ever licked by an opposing team.  The first thing any man has to know is how to handle himself.”

Bainbridge Colby – 1869 – Public Servant

“Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.”

Edwin Arlington Robinson – 1869 – Poet

“Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.”

Andre Gide – 1869 – Novelist

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Edgard Varese – 1883 – Composer

“Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.”

Andre Kostelanetz – 1901 – Composer

“One of the greatest sounds of them all – and to me it is a sound – is utter, complete silence.”

Haldan Keffer Hartline – 1903 – Scientist

“One works in one’s laboratory – one’s chaotic laboratory – with students and colleagues, doing what one most wants to do – then all this happens!  It is overwhelming.”

Kenneth Rexroth – 1905 – Poet

“Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.”

Lady Bird Johnson – 1912 – First Lady, Wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (Claudia Alta Taylor)

“A first lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person – her husband.”

Barbara Billingsley – 1915 – Actress

“Don’t think your dreams don’t come true, because they do.  You’d better be careful what you wish for.  And I truly and honestly – one day I am doing the ‘Beaver’ show and I said, ‘This is the show I have always wanted to do.'”

Dan Devine – 1924 – Coach

“A team is a team is a team.  Shakespeare said that many times.”

Hector Elizondo – 1936 – Actor

“Which reminds me of a fortune cookie:  you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it.”

Chris Bunch – 1943 – Writer

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

Steve Carlton – 1944 – Professional Baseball Pitcher

“The final release point for the fastball is the tips of your fingers.”

Diane Sawyer – 1945 – Journalist

“Great questions make great reporting.”

Steve Garvey – 1948 – Professional Baseball Player

“The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey.  The old ballplayer cared about the name of the front.  The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.”

Ralph Fiennes – 1962 – Actor

“One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.”


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