"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 ("Glenarvon")
(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 ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")
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 ("Alfie Darling") , 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 ("Fallin'")
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 ("The Night of the Iguana") , on Sinatra's marriage to Mia Farrow
(was married to Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, Mickey Rooney)
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 (550 Madison Avenue)
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 ("The Elephant Man")
(died near his birthday)