“My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.”~Samuel Johnson English writer, poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson was born on this day in 1709.
“Take what you can use and let the rest go by.”~Ken Kesey American novelist, essayist, poet, and counter-cultural figure Ken Kesey was born on this day in 1935.
“One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave—our own self. Get on good terms with that companion—learn to live with yourself.”~Agatha Christie English writer Agatha Christie was born on this day in 1890.
“Moral certainty can deafen people to any truth other than their own.”~Geraldine Brooks Australian-American journalist and novelist Geraldine Brooks was born on this day in 1955.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”~Roald Dahl British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot Roald Dahl was born on this day in 1916.
“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”~Mary Oliver American poet Mary Oliver was born on this day in 1935.
“If you're gonna fret, fret over something you can change. Then stop fretting and do something about it.”~Kimberly Willis Holt American children’s writer Kimberly Willis Holt was born on this day in 1960.
“True beauty is knowing who you are and what you want and never apologizing for it.”~Pink American singer and songwriter Pink was born on this day in 1979.
“Fear is the loneliest feeling. You can be in a throng of people, but if you're afraid, you're on your own.”~Michelle Paver British novelist and children's writer Michelle Paver was born on this day in 1960.
“Things that make us alike are finer and stronger than the things that make us different.”~Jane Addams American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author Jane Addams was born on this day in 1860.