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The Quotable Capricorn

Excerpt from Talents Chapter

Capricorn BookCapricorn Trait: Endurance

Endure, endure, endure.
     Cuba Gooding Jr., born 1/2/1968, on how to be a star

Aries starts with full enthusiasm that quickly runs out of steam. Gemini and Sagittarius engage, but soon move on to new interests. By contrast, Capricorn has the capacity to last. Capricorn maintains the work habits that sustain your high standards. You endure because you thrive on refreshing yourself through new challenges. Let others rest contentedly on their laurels; bring on the next hill to climb! Capricorn provides more examples of career longevity than any other zodiac sign.

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.
     Carlos Castaneda, born 12/25/1925

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
     Muhammed Ali, born 1/17/1942

I usually get in over my head if at all possible. I believe in getting in over your head.
     Diane Sawyer, born 12/22/1945

I've always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience.
     Kevin Costner, born 1/18/1955

I've already had so much success, I could quit now and say, "Thanks very much, you guys have been more than nice to me." But I really would like to keep working and, hopefully, growing and challenging myself.
     Jim Carrey, born 1/17/1962

Reinvention isn't only for celebrities or actors or musicians or athletes - reinvention is for all humanity. All of us should strive for a newer and better self. Just constantly take our lives to the next level. People make a whole bunch of mistakes, and then we call it "experience." For me, having a music career for all those years kind of prepped me emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually to be able to handle something like this. You have to remember that success is a long, long road, but failure is only a step away.
     LL Cool J, born 1/14/1968, about the success of NCIS: Los Angeles

I need to keep reinventing myself.
     Orlando Bloom, born 1/13/1977

Capricorn Specialty: Long Careers

  • Capricorns Laffit Pincay (12/29/1946), Carlton Fisk (12/26/1947), and Ray Bourque (12/28/1960) set longevity records for their respective sports
  • Rod Stewart (1/10/1945) and David Bowie (1/8/1947) continue delivering top-selling albums
  • The network broadcasting careers of Diane Sawyer (12/22/1945) and Katie Couric (1/7/1957) span more than 20 years
  • Both Muhammed Ali (1/17/1942) and George Foreman (1/10/1949) regained boxing's world heavyweight title more than 14 years after first earning the honor
  • The radio talk shows of Charles Osgood (1/8/1933) and Rush Limbaugh (1/12/1951) have aired daily for decades
  • After acclaimed roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s and Golden Girls in the 1980s and 1990s, Betty White (1/17/1922) now headlines Hot in Cleveland
  • Actor Cary Grant (1/18/1904) lasted three decades as Hollywood's leading man J. Edgar Hoover (1/1/1895) headed the FBI for almost 50 years
  • William Gladstone (12/29/1809) served as British Prime Minister for four different terms spanning 26 years

Excerpt from At Home Chapter

Capricorn Trait: Private

Capricorn prefers privacy. Your home's stately exterior accompanies a hesitation to invite people in. Once famous, Capricorns make the most reclusive celebrities.

It is my private life which no one knows anything about, nor ever will. It needs more than half my time if it is to be a success.
     Marlene Dietrich, born 12/27/1901

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over.
     Dancer Alvin Ailey, born 1/5/1931

The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both.
     Susan Sontag, born 1/16/1933

I'm kind of a recluse.
     Faye Dunaway, born 1/14/1941

Only the nose knows,
Where the nose goes,
When the door close.
     Muhammed Ali, born 1/17/1942, fending off questions about his private life

I'm totally inhibited. When I'm overweight I will not go out.
     Kirstie Alley, born 1/12/1951

Capricorn Specialty: Reclusive Celebrities

  • Golfer Tiger Woods (12/31/1975) has always tried to keep his personal life private
  • Movie director Andy Wachowski (12/29/1967) avoids interviews and keeps to himself
  • After founding and writing early material for Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett (1/6/1946) secluded himself for more than 30 years in the boarded-up basement of his mother's home
  • Reclusive millionaire developer Harry Hyams (1/2/1928) once wore a mask to a corporate annual meeting
  • After the publishing success of The Catcher in the Rye, novelist J.D. Salinger (1/1/1919) left New York City for a quiet New Hampshire town that helped protect his privacy
  • Industrialist Howard Hughes (12/24/1905) achieved such total isolation that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service considered labeling him legally dead
  • J. Edgar Hoover (1/1/1895) carried a reputation as a recluse second only to Howard Hughes

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Excerpt from Talents Chapter

Capricorn BookCapricorn Trait: Endurance

Endure, endure, endure.
     Cuba Gooding Jr., born 1/2/1968, on how to be a star

Aries starts with full enthusiasm that quickly runs out of steam. Gemini and Sagittarius engage, but soon move on to new interests. By contrast, Capricorn has the capacity to last. Capricorn maintains the work habits that sustain your high standards. You endure because you thrive on refreshing yourself through new challenges. Let others rest contentedly on their laurels; bring on the next hill to climb! Capricorn provides more examples of career longevity than any other zodiac sign.

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.
     Carlos Castaneda, born 12/25/1925

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
     Muhammed Ali, born 1/17/1942

I usually get in over my head if at all possible. I believe in getting in over your head.
     Diane Sawyer, born 12/22/1945

I've always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience.
     Kevin Costner, born 1/18/1955

I've already had so much success, I could quit now and say, "Thanks very much, you guys have been more than nice to me." But I really would like to keep working and, hopefully, growing and challenging myself.
     Jim Carrey, born 1/17/1962

Reinvention isn't only for celebrities or actors or musicians or athletes - reinvention is for all humanity. All of us should strive for a newer and better self. Just constantly take our lives to the next level. People make a whole bunch of mistakes, and then we call it "experience." For me, having a music career for all those years kind of prepped me emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually to be able to handle something like this. You have to remember that success is a long, long road, but failure is only a step away.
     LL Cool J, born 1/14/1968, about the success of NCIS: Los Angeles

I need to keep reinventing myself.
     Orlando Bloom, born 1/13/1977

Capricorn Specialty: Long Careers

  • Capricorns Laffit Pincay (12/29/1946), Carlton Fisk (12/26/1947), and Ray Bourque (12/28/1960) set longevity records for their respective sports
  • Rod Stewart (1/10/1945) and David Bowie (1/8/1947) continue delivering top-selling albums
  • The network broadcasting careers of Diane Sawyer (12/22/1945) and Katie Couric (1/7/1957) span more than 20 years
  • Both Muhammed Ali (1/17/1942) and George Foreman (1/10/1949) regained boxing's world heavyweight title more than 14 years after first earning the honor
  • The radio talk shows of Charles Osgood (1/8/1933) and Rush Limbaugh (1/12/1951) have aired daily for decades
  • After acclaimed roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s and Golden Girls in the 1980s and 1990s, Betty White (1/17/1922) now headlines Hot in Cleveland
  • Actor Cary Grant (1/18/1904) lasted three decades as Hollywood's leading man J. Edgar Hoover (1/1/1895) headed the FBI for almost 50 years
  • William Gladstone (12/29/1809) served as British Prime Minister for four different terms spanning 26 years

Excerpt from At Home Chapter

Capricorn Trait: Private

Capricorn prefers privacy. Your home's stately exterior accompanies a hesitation to invite people in. Once famous, Capricorns make the most reclusive celebrities.

It is my private life which no one knows anything about, nor ever will. It needs more than half my time if it is to be a success.
     Marlene Dietrich, born 12/27/1901

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over.
     Dancer Alvin Ailey, born 1/5/1931

The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually both.
     Susan Sontag, born 1/16/1933

I'm kind of a recluse.
     Faye Dunaway, born 1/14/1941

Only the nose knows,
Where the nose goes,
When the door close.
     Muhammed Ali, born 1/17/1942, fending off questions about his private life

I'm totally inhibited. When I'm overweight I will not go out.
     Kirstie Alley, born 1/12/1951

Capricorn Specialty: Reclusive Celebrities

  • Golfer Tiger Woods (12/31/1975) has always tried to keep his personal life private
  • Movie director Andy Wachowski (12/29/1967) avoids interviews and keeps to himself
  • After founding and writing early material for Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett (1/6/1946) secluded himself for more than 30 years in the boarded-up basement of his mother's home
  • Reclusive millionaire developer Harry Hyams (1/2/1928) once wore a mask to a corporate annual meeting
  • After the publishing success of The Catcher in the Rye, novelist J.D. Salinger (1/1/1919) left New York City for a quiet New Hampshire town that helped protect his privacy
  • Industrialist Howard Hughes (12/24/1905) achieved such total isolation that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service considered labeling him legally dead
  • J. Edgar Hoover (1/1/1895) carried a reputation as a recluse second only to Howard Hughes

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