Baltasar Gracián y Morales "Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness."

Baltasar Gracián
(01/08/1601 – 12/06/1658)
Spanish philosopher ("El Criticón")
Galileo Galilei "It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved."

Galileo Galilei
(02/15/1564 – 01/08/1642)
Italian scientist, astronomer ("Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems")
Margaret Jameson "For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received."

Storm Jameson
(01/08/1891 – 09/30/1986)
English writer ("Women Against Men")
Paul Verlaine "Music before all else,
and for that choose the irregular,
which is vaguer and melts better into the air..."

Paul Verlaine
(03/30/1844 – 01/08/1896)
French writer ("Clair de Lune")
Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. "Tell me about yourself—your struggles, your dreams, your telephone number."

Peter Arno
(01/08/1904 – 02/22/1968)
US cartoonist
José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintr&oacuten; "I am more important than my problems."

Jose Ferrer
(01/08/1912 – 01/26/1992)
Puerto Rican actor ("The Caine Mutiny")
(was married to Uta Hagen, Rosemary Clooney twice)
Milton Supman "Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you."

Soupy Sales
(01/08/1926 – 10/22/2009)
US actor
(father of Tony Sales and Hunt Sales)
"There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule."

Charles Osgood
(01/08/1933 – )
US telejournalist ("CBS News Sunday Morning")
Elvis Aaron Presley "Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over."

Elvis Presley
(01/08/1935 – 08/16/1977)
US singer, rock'n'roll icon ("Jailhouse Rock")
(father of Lisa Marie)
Shirley Bassey "No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years."

Dame Shirley Bassey
(01/08/1937 – )
Welsh singer ("Goldfinger")
Graham Chapman "We don't deliberately set out to offend. Unless we feel it's justified. And in the case of certain well-known religions, it was justified."

Graham Chapman
(01/08/1941 – 10/04/1989)
English comic, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Robert Baden-Powell "The boy is not governed by don't, but is led by do."

Robert Baden-Powell
(02/22/1857 – 01/08/1941)
English military, Boy Scouts founder ("Scouting for Boys")
Stephen Hawking "I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."

Stephen Hawking
(01/08/1942 – 03/14/2018)
English physicist ("A Brief History of Time")
David Jones "I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image."

David Bowie
(01/08/1947 – 01/10/2016)
English singer, songwriter ("Changes")
(died near his birthday)
"The question that is so clearly in many potential parents' minds: 'Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?'"

Joseph A. Schumpeter
(02/08/1883 – 01/08/1950)
Moravian-US economist ("History of Economic Analysis")
Jim Elliot "Wherever you are—be all there."

Jim Elliot
(10/08/1927 – 01/08/1956)
US missionary
Sarah Polley "They've got only one guy who comes back from the dead. We've got millions."

Sarah Polley
(01/08/1979 – )
Canadian actor ("The Sweet Hereafter") , on "Passion of the Christ" vs. "Dawn of the Dead"
Francois Mitterrand "A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books."

Francois Mitterrand
(10/26/1916 – 01/08/1996)
French president
Jenny Joseph "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth."

Jenny Joseph
(05/07/1932 – 01/08/2018)
English writer ("Unlooked-for Season") , from "Warning"
Henry Zuckerman "Basically it's the core story. About a guy having an affair with the mother of the girl he falls in love with."

Buck Henry
(12/09/1930 – 01/08/2020)
US actor, writer (SNL) , on "The Graduate"