"Our wrangling lawyers are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell."

Robert Burton
(02/08/1577 – 01/25/1640)
English writer
("The Anatomy of Melancholy")
Robbie Burns, aye "There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing."

Robert Burns
(01/25/1759 – 07/21/1796)
Scottish poet
("To a Louse")
Caroline Ponsonby "Nature formed me fierce."

Lady Caroline Lamb
(11/13/1785 – 01/25/1828)
English writer (was married to William Lamb Melbourne; had a bit of a fling with Lord Byron)
W. Somerset Maugham "She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breast stroke of a channel swimmer made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious."

W. Somerset Maugham
(01/25/1874 – 12/16/1965)
English writer
("Of Human Bondage")
Adeline Virginia Stephen "On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."

Virginia Woolf
(01/25/1882 – 03/28/1941)
English writer
("To the Lighthouse")
Marie Louise de la Ramée "Petty laws breed great crimes."

(01/01/1839 – 01/25/1908)
English writer
("A Dog of Flanders")
"Errol Flynn died on a 70-foot boat with a 17-year-old girl. Walter has always wanted to go that way, but he's going to settle for a 17-footer with a 70-year-old." *

Betsy Cronkite
(01/25/1916 – 03/15/2005)
US wife (of Walter)
William Tobe Hooper "You need an R rating because without one, you can't advertise and the film won't get shown."

Tobe Hooper
(01/25/1943 – 08/26/2017)
US director
Kathryn Joan Townsend "I've taught him not to tackle every day like it's a title fight."

Jill Townsend
(01/25/1945 – )
US actor , on then-husband Nicol Williamson
Al Capone "Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system."

Al Capone
(01/17/1899 – 01/25/1947)
US entrepreneur
"I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel."

Gloria Naylor
(01/25/1950 – 09/28/2016)
US writer
("The Women of Brewster Place")
Alicia Augello Cook "A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes."

Alicia Keys
(01/25/1981 – )
US singer
Ava Lavinia Gardner "Ha! I always knew Frank would end up in bed with a boy!"

Ava Gardner
(12/24/1922 – 01/25/1990)
US actor (was married to Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, Mickey Rooney) , on Sinatra's marriage to Mia Farrow
Isaac Francis Terrell "When the adults lose their patience, the children lose their choices."

Isaac Francis Terrell
(01/25/2003 – )
US friend of the quotemaster (son of Paul Terrell, and youngest person on this site)
Philip Johnson "I'm about four skyscrapers behind."

Philip Johnson
(07/08/1906 – 01/25/2005)
US architect
Mary Tyler Moore "I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me."

Mary Tyler Moore
(12/29/1936 – 01/25/2017)
US actor (Dick Van Dyke Show)
John Hurt "As Beckett said, it's not enough to die, one has to be forgotten as well."

Sir John Hurt
(01/22/1940 – 01/25/2017)
English actor (see died near his birthday)