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 26




Thomas Gray – 1716 – Poet

“Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.”

Charles Babbage – 1792 – Mathematician

“In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.”

Dion Boucicault – 1822 – Dramatist

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

Julien Benda – 1867 – Philosopher

“Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace.”

Norman Angell – 1872 – Writer

“The greatest service we can do to the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon.”

Henry Miller – 1891 – Author

“The one thing we can never get enough of is love.  And the one thing we never give enough is love.”

Jean Toomer – 1894 – Author

“People mistake their limitations for high standards.”

Elizabeth David – 1913 – Writer

“Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.”

Richard Widmark – 1914- Actor

“You have to compromise all the way.  The only thing that counts is the result.”

Steve Allen – 1921 – Entertainer

“One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.”

Richard Artschwager – 1923 – Artist

“There isn’t any art until some creature sees and consumes it.  And has a reaction.”

Alan King – 1927 – Comedian

“Marriage is nature’s way of keeping is from fighting with strangers.”

Phil Spector – 1940 – Businessman

“Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.”

John Walsh – 1945 – Activist

“One missing child is one too many.”

Joyce Jillson – 1946 – Celebrity

“There are times not to flirt.  When you’re sick.  When you’re with children.  When you’re on the witness stand.”

Carlton Fisk – 1947 – Athlete

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome.  That’s what defines your career.”

Candy Crowley – 1948 – Journalist

“Don’t plan too hard because something much better might be out there.”

John Scofield – 1951 – Musician

“I have to work at tunes to get them to come out.  Sometimes I’ll sit there for four or five hours and get absolutely nothing.”

Ozzie Smith – 1954 – Athlete

“We hope there is a sense of purpose in everything.”

David Sedaris – 1956 – Writer

“I haven’t got the slightest idea of how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.”

Jim Toomey – 1960 – Cartoonist

“Sometimes making a story is as easy as putting two characters in a room and seeing what happens.  So, imagine a great white shark and a giant squid in the same bathroom.”

Chris Daughtry – 1979 – Musician

“You have to think there’s a reason for everything.  When a door closes another door opens.”

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