January 29: Notable Births and Deaths, with Quotes
Let’s explore notable birth and death anniversaries for January 29.
Oprah Winfrey, television host, actor, and author (January 29, 1954–present)
“What I learned in all of those thousands of interviews is that there is a common denominator in all of our human experience. Everybody wants to know, did you hear me, and did what I say matter?” —Oprah Winfrey
Aten, Jason. “Oprah Says That Everyone She Interviews—Including Beyonce—Asks Her the Same 3-Word Question.” Inc., https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/oprah-says-that-everyone-she-interviews-including-beyonce-asks-her-same-3-word-question.html.
“‘I never thought of it that way.’ It’s a small sentence, but one that I strived to hear and experience in every interview.” —Oprah Winfrey
Winfrey, Oprah. “The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations.” Flatiron Books, October 17, 2017.
“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” —Oprah Winfrey
Winfrey, Oprah. “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose.” Flatiron Books, March 26, 2019.
Robert Frost, poet (March 26, 1874–January 29, 1963)
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” —Robert Frost
Frost, Robert. “The Road Not Taken.” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44272/the-road-not-taken.
“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.” —Robert Frost
Frost, Robert. “Fire and Ice.” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44263/fire-and-ice.
“Never ask of money spent where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.” —Robert Frost
Frost, Robert. “Money.” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=21210.
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