31 March

indexThe easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.

Felice Leonardo Buscaglia: born on 31 March 1924, with Sun in Aries, Moon in Pisces and Ascendant in Sagittarius, he is a bestseling author of inspirational books on love. Known as “Dr Hug”, he shook up the University of Southern California in the 70s when he started classes on love, icombining sociology and psychology. He wrote more than a dozen books – such as Loving Each Other and Living, Loving, and Learning – and sold more than 11 million copies in 20 languages.

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

 

Alejandro Amenábar (born 31 March 1972) is a Spanish- Chilean film director, Thesis (Tesis) (also known as Snuff) (1996), Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) (1997), The Others (2001), The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) (2004), Agora (2009)

René Descartes  (1.2.10), Cartesio, French philosopher, mathematician (La Haye en Touraine, Touraine  March  31, 1596 – 11 February 1650)

Joseph Haydn (1.3.6) Austrian composer (Rohrau,  March 31 1732 – 31 May 1809)

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1.7.7)  Sun Aries, Moon and ascendant Aries,  Ukrainian-born Russian writer (Ukraine,  March 31, 1809 – Moscow, March 4, 1852)

Richard Chamberlain (1.7.7) American actor (California,  March 31, 1934), Shogun, The Thorn Birds

Ewan McGregor (1.3.7), Scottish actor  (Perth, Scotland. March 31, 1971), Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005),

1621 – Andrew Marvell, English poet (d. 1678)

1730 – Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)

1747 – Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German musician and composer (d. 1800)

1809 – Edward FitzGerald, English poet (d. 1883)

1809 – Otto Lindblad, Swedish composer (d. 1864)

1823 – Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (d. 1886)

1876 – Borisav Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)

1885 – Pascin, Bulgarian painter (d. 1930)

1924 – Leo Buscaglia, American author (d. 1998)

1924 – Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (d. 2002)

1925 – Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)

1928 – Lefty Frizzell, American singer and songwriter (d. 1975)

1932 – John Jakes, American writer

1932 – Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director

1933 – Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)

1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress

1934 – John D. Loudermilk, American singer and songwriter

1934 – Carlo Rubbia, Italian physicist, Nobel Laureate

1939 – Volker Schlöndorff, German film director

1941 – Franco Bonvicini, also known as Bonvi, Italian comic book artist (Sturmtruppen, Nick Carter) (d. 1995)

1944 – Pascal Danel, French singer and songwriter

1944 – Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)

1959 – Markus Hediger, Swiss poet and translator

1959 – Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)

1964 – Paul Wong Koon-Chung, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)

1970 – Patrick Lachman, American heavy metal singer/guitarist

1972 – Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director

1972 – Andrew Bowen, American actor

1972 – Ze Frank, American internet personality

1974 – Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)

1977 – Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)

1980 – Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor/Singer

1981 – Ryan Bingham, American singer/songwriter

1982 – Audrey Kawasaki, American painter

1982 – Ryland Blackinton, American guitarist (Cobra Starship)

 

Gospel of Thomas: (82) Jesus said: He who is near to me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.

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