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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 23

Samuel Smiles – 1812 – Author

“He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.”

William Henry Moody – 1853 – Politician

“The very air in which you live is an inspiration.”

Norman Maclean – 1902 – Author

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

Yousuf Karsh – 1908 – Photographer

“Look and think before opening the shutter.  The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”

Robert Bly – 1926 – Poet

“It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.”

Harry Shearer – 1943 – Actor

“I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing bring on inspiration more readily than desperation.”

Graham Hawkes – 1947 – Designer

“I don’t have to be smarter than anybody else.  I’ve just plain worked harder and longer than anybody else.”

Bill Rodgers – 1947 – Athlete

“I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.”

Susan Lucci – 1947 – Actress

“You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is?  My shyness.”

Adrian Belew – 1949 – Musician

“My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.”

Carol Ann Duffy – 1955 – Poet

“Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have.”

Donna Taft – 1963 – Novelist

“The storytelling gift is innate:  one has it or one doesn’t – But style is at least partly a learned thing:  one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice – by work.”

Eddie Vedder – 1964 – Musician

“The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.”

Corey Haim – 1971 – Actor

“You are what you wear.  I wear something different every day.”

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