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The Quotable Aries book

Excerpt from Talents Chapter:

Aries Trait: Directness

I'm just telling it like it is.
Catchphrase of broadcaster Howard Cosell, born 3/25/1918

Libra seeks the nice way to say it, Cancer broaches the topic indirectly and Gemini provides multiple tangents that allow a quick change of subject. But Aries gets straight to the point, expressing yourself without frills or innuendos. Aries tells it like it is.

Look, I'm too old, too tired and too goddamn rich for all this bull. Let's just get on with the scene.
Spencer Tracy, born 4/5/1900

But the truth is I don't know much of sweet words so just give me time as I am a comer. Love, Gordie
Gordie Howe, born 3/31/1928, note to his eventual wife

I got thrown into the fire early and I feel very clear about things, even if I hate myself for being too revealing or opinionated. I don't like people who talk in circles about nothin'. People who give you the runaround because they don't want to answer a question or it makes them feel uncomfortable or they want to manipulate you by not giving you enough information. Just say it: "Will you wear the bikini?" "No. Now we're done."
Reese Witherspoon, born 3/22/1976

"But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.
Hans Christian Andersen, born 4/2/1805

The Emperor's New Clothes

Excerpt from At Home Chapter:

Aries Trait: Spendthrift

Impetuous Aries finds it easy to overspend. You're halfway through projects before budgets are even considered. All the Fire signs burn through money-Leo for regal show and generosity, Sagittarius following their "more is better" mantra. Aries spends because meeting the immediate challenge takes precedence over any future plans.

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
William Wordsworth, born 4/7/1770

Even those [Aries] who have matured can forget debts in the excitement of the ever-present new challenge of the moment, which will always consume their entire attention.
Astrologer Linda Goodman, born 4/10/1925

Every summer I'd ride the trolley all the way to Woodward and 8 Mile for the State Fair. I was enchanted by the sights and sounds and irresistible snacks ... My enchantment would be so deep that I'd spend all my money, including carfare, and be forced to walk all the way home, a hike that took hours.
Aretha Franklin, born 3/25/1942

As you can see, I'm not the kind of person who can have only one piece of glass. I'm a spendthrift by nature. Even as a kid with a paper route, I'd spend all my pocket money straight away. There was no saving it for the rest of the week.
Elton John, born 3/25/1947

It was things like staying in bed instead of going to meet lawyers to hear how much you're being ripped off by your manager. People would be surprised how much money this band has, compared to how much we've generated. That's why we've had so many managers. It makes me angry how much money has been through our fingers.
Steven Tyler, born 3/26/1948

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, born 3/26/1874

Never spend the money before you have it.
Thomas Jefferson, born 4/13/1743

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