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Happy New Year and welcome to the very first day of ‘Today’s Birthday Quotes’ at Snailzpace Daily 🙂 This feature has developed from my previous daily post here, ‘Quotes from writers born this day’ which has now moved to a weekly post.

“We can even sing off key, but if it’s produced properly it can be a hit.” Grandmaster Flash, American musician born 1st January 1958.

Also born today were the English poet, Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-13/11/1861); an American soldier, Anthony Wayne (1745-15/12/1796), American public servant J. Edgar Hoover (1895-2nd May 1972): “The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.”

Ludovec Haley was a French author born this day in 1834, died 8th May 1908 and is quoted as advising: “In order to make money the first thing is to have no need of it.”

The English novelist E.M.Forster was born this day in  1879, died 7th June 1970 at the ripe old age of ninty-one:

  • “Nonsense and beauty have close connections.” 
  • “Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s.”
  • “I am sure that if the mothers of nations were to meet, there would be no more wars.”

This post could roll on and on, but I have to stop there for now. There are lots more quotes for people born today at brainyquote.com and you can also find interesting facts about 1st January at wikipedia.

Have you found a favourite quote for this day? Who would you include in a list of special / famous people born this day?