"Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly."

William Wycherley
(04/08/1641 – 01/01/1716)
English dramatist
("The Country Wife")
Maria Edgeworth "Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart."

Maria Edgeworth
(01/01/1768 – 05/22/1849)
Irish writer
("Castle Rackrent")
"Thou shalt have one God only; who
would be at the expense of two?"

Arthur Hugh Clough
(01/01/1819 – 11/13/1861)
English writer (assistant to Florence Nightingale)
("Poems")
Marie Louise de la Ramée "Could we see when and where we would meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye."

Ouida
(01/01/1839 – 01/25/1908)
English writer
("A Dog of Flanders")
James George Frazer "The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology."

Sir James George Frazer
(01/01/1854 – 05/07/1941)
Scottish writer
("The Golden Bough")
Alfred Stieglitz "In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."

Alfred Stieglitz
(01/01/1864 – 07/13/1946)
US photographer (was married to Georgia O'Keeffe)
Edward Morgan Forster, by Dora Carrington "All men are equal—that is to say, who possess umbrellas."

E. M. Forster
(01/01/1879 – 06/07/1970)
English writer
("A Passage to India")
John Edgar Hoover "The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair."

J. Edgar Hoover
(01/01/1895 – 05/02/1972)
US FBI head
Catherine Drinker "There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual."

Catherine Drinker Bowen
(01/01/1897 – 11/01/1973)
US writer
("Miracle at Philadelphia")
Jerome David Salinger "I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy."

J. D. Salinger
(01/01/1919 – 01/27/2010)
US writer
("Catcher in the Rye")
"Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find those potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva."

Ernest F. Hollings
(01/01/1922 – 04/06/2019)
US Senator (SC)
Charles Prestwich Scott "A newspaper is of necessity something of a monopoly, and its first duty is to shun the temptations of monopoly. Its primary office is the gathering of news. At the peril of its soul it must see that the supply is not tainted. Neither in what it gives, nor in what it does not give, nor in the mode of presentation must the unclouded face of truth suffer wrong. Comment is free, but facts are sacred."

C. P. Scott
(10/26/1846 – 01/01/1932)
English journalist
John Kingsley Orton "Reading isn't an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paperwork down to a minimum."

Joe Orton
(01/01/1933 – 08/09/1967)
British playwright
("Loot")
"I didn't *accept* it; I *received* it."

Richard V. Allen
(01/01/1936 – )
US politician, advisor to Reagan , on a questionable gift watch
Adelaide Gail Sloatman "He probably scared the sh*t out of his mother, too."

Gail Zappa
(01/01/1945 – 10/07/2015)
US rock'n'roll wife and mother (was married to Frank Zappa)
Randy Goldfield "I don't write novels about women named Sapphire who have beautiful manes and turquoise eyes... and if they work it's as an executive in an international cosmetics company. I write about women who worry about their careers, their lovers and their thighs."

Olivia Goldsmith
(01/01/1949 – 01/15/2004)
US writer
("The First Wives Club")
Hank Williams, Senior "I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself."

Hank Williams, Sr.
(09/17/1923 – 01/01/1953)
US singer, songwriter (father of Hank Williams, Jr.)
Alfred Duff Cooper "One can make a joke, but one can't be one."

Duff Cooper
(02/22/1887 – 01/01/1954)
English politician (was married to Lady Diana Cooper)
"You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that."

Frank Hague
(01/17/1876 – 01/01/1956)
US mayor (Jersey City, NJ)
Maurice Chevalier "An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public."

Maurice Chevalier
(09/12/1888 – 01/01/1972)
French singer, actor
Sonali Bendre "Television is very tiring."

Sonali Bendre
(01/01/1975 – )
Indian actor
Elin Nordegren "I admire the relationship she had with John Lennon and hope I can be a similar influence to Tiger."

Elin Nordegren
(01/01/1980 – )
Swedish model, nanny (was married to Tiger Woods) , on Yoko Ono
Victor Buono "I've heard or read about actors being asked the immortal question 'Why have you never married?' They answer with the immortal excuse 'I just haven't found the right girl.' Because I'm on the hefty side, no one's asked me yet. If they do, that's the answer I'll give. After all, if it was good enough for Monty Clift or Sal Mineo..."

Victor Buono
(02/03/1938 – 01/01/1982)
US actor
Grace Murray Hopper "Some day, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, 'Information'; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it."

Grace Murray Hopper
(12/09/1906 – 01/01/1992)
US programmer, inventor of COBOL
Cesar Julio Romero Jr. "I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down—at least he did until he dropped dead."

Cesar Romero
(02/15/1927 – 01/01/1994)
US actor
Eugene Paul Wigner "It takes so long to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them."

Eugene Wigner
(11/17/1902 – 01/01/1995)
Hungarian-US physicist
John Townes Van Zandt "I'd like to write some songs that are so good that nobody understands them. Not even myself."

Townes Van Zandt
(03/07/1944 – 01/01/1997)
US singer songwriter
Ray Walston "I have 30 seconds to tell you I have been waiting 60 years to get on this stage."

Ray Walston
(12/02/1914 – 01/01/2001)
US actor , accepting Emmy Award in 1995
Shirley Chisholm "Of my two 'handicaps,' being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black."

Shirley Chisholm
(11/30/1924 – 01/01/2005)
US Rep (NY)
Tillie Olsen "Time granted does not necessarily coincide with time that can be most fully used."

Tillie Olsen
(01/14/1912 – 01/01/2007)
US writer
("Tell Me a Riddle")
Mario Cuomo "You will not be able to tell that they are capable of greatness until you provide them with a packed house, a 3-and-2 count and the game is on the line."

Mario Cuomo
(06/15/1932 – 01/01/2015)
US Governor (NY), presidential contender