"Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius."

Johann Caspar Lavater
(11/15/1741 – 01/02/1801)
Swiss theologian
"A woman can be a woman and a true one without having all her time engrossed by dress and society."

Martha Carey Thomas
(01/02/1857 – 12/02/1935)
US educator
"If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; but an American cow."

William Lyon Phelps
(01/02/1865 – 08/21/1943)
US educator, writer ("Essays on Things")
"There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday."

Robert Nathan
(01/02/1894 – 05/25/1985)
US writer ("Portrait of Jennie")
Barry Goldwater "He talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read 'Playboy' magazine with your wife turning the pages."

Barry Goldwater
(01/02/1909 – 05/29/1998)
US Senator (AZ) , on Hubert Humphrey
Isaac Asimov "It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be... This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking."

Isaac Asimov
(01/02/1920 – 04/06/1992)
Russian-born writer and scientist ("Foundation" series)
Lawrence Weiss "It irks me when people use the character's name in a demeaning way."

Larry "Bozo the Clown" Harmon
(01/02/1925 – 07/03/2008)
US entertainer , on people calling politicians "Bozo"
Roger Miller "It's one thing to have talent. It's another to figure out how to use it."

Roger Miller
(01/02/1936 – 10/25/1992)
US singer-songwriter ("King of the Road")
David Bailey; portrait of John and Paul "I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked."

David Bailey
(01/02/1938 – )
English photographer ("Box of Pin-Ups")
(was married to Catherine Deneuve; relationship with Jean Shrimpton)
"But when you come to Heritage USA, remember to bring your Bible and your VISA card—because the Bible is the Holy Truth, and God doesn't take American Express."

Jim Bakker
(01/02/1940 – )
US televangelist
(was married to Tammy Faye Bakker)
Lynda Barry "Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke."

Lynda Barry
(01/02/1956 – )
US writer, cartoonist ("Ernie Pook's Comeek")
Richard Ewing Powell "The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don't have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore."

Dick Powell
(11/14/1904 – 01/02/1963)
US actor ("Murder, My Sweet")
(was married to Joan Blondell, June Allyson)
John Elmer Carson "Being a comedian is almost like being a doctor—the more troubles you discover and understand, the more gladness you can bring to an audience."

Jack Carson
(10/27/1910 – 01/02/1963)
Canada-born US actor ("Mildred Pierce")
Christy Turlington "People always think that if you eat anything as a model, it's amazing. I used to tease them and say, you know I'm going to throw up afterwards."

Christy Turlington
(01/02/1969 – )
US supermodel, film director ("No Woman, No Cry")
(married to Edward Burns)
"It isn't the high price of stars that is expensive, it's the high price of mediocrity."

Bill Veeck
(02/09/1914 – 01/02/1986)
US baseball player, team owner
"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying."

John Berger
(11/05/1926 – 01/02/2017)
English painter ("Ways of Seeing")