"Beware of the person of one book."

Saint Thomas Aquinas
(01/28/1225 – 03/07/1274)
Italian religious scholar ("Summa Theologia")
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette "Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: 'It's four o'clock. At five I have my abyss'..."

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
(01/28/1873 – 08/03/1954)
French writer ("Gigi")
Arthur Rubinstein "When I was young, I used to have successes with women because I was young. Now I have successes with women because I am old. Middle age was the hardest part."

Arthur Rubinstein
(01/28/1887 – 12/20/1982)
Polish-Israeli-US pianist ("Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (excerpt)")
"Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off."

Sir Henry Cotton
(01/28/1907 – 12/22/1987)
English golfer
Paul Jackson Pollock "Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you."

Jackson Pollock
(01/28/1912 – 08/11/1956)
US painter ("Blue Poles")
"Broadmindedness is the result of flattening highmindedness out."

George Saintsbury
(10/23/1845 – 01/28/1933)
English historian ("A Primer of French Literature")
"Literature is mostly about having sex, and not much about having babies; life is the other way round."

David Lodge
(01/28/1935 – )
English writer ("Changing Places")
Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo "It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that."

Alan Alda
(01/28/1936 – )
US actor ("M*A*S*H")
William Butler Yeats "Out of our quarrels with others we make rhetoric. Out of our quarrels with ourselves we make poetry."

William Butler Yeats
(06/13/1865 – 01/28/1939)
Irish poet ("At the Hawk's Well")
Zora Neale Hurston "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board."

Zora Neale Hurston
(01/07/1891 – 01/28/1960)
US writer ("Their Eyes Were Watching God")
Amy Vivian Coney "We shouldn't be putting people on the court that share our policy preferences. We should be putting people on the court who want to apply the Constitution."

Amy Coney Barrett
(01/28/1972 – )
US Supreme Court justice , in 2016
Nickolas Gene "Frack" Carter "I believe aliens are real. I used to go hunting for them, three or four years ago. I'd get back late from a tour and couldn't go to sleep. I'd go out in my car with friends late at night in the middle of Florida and look for UFOs."

Nick Carter
(01/28/1980 – )
US singer (Backstreet Boys)
Elijah Wood "If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent."

Elijah Wood
(01/28/1981– )
US actor ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
Christa McAuliffe "I have a box of papers at home of [my own press coverage]. When I'm sixty, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, 'What really happened that year?'"

Christa McAuliffe
(09/02/1948 – 01/28/1986)
US astronaut, teacher
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky "Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse."

Joseph Brodsky
(05/24/1940 – 01/28/1996)
Russian writer ("Less Than One: Selected Essays")
Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson "I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first."

Astrid Lindgren
(11/14/1907 – 01/28/2002)
Swedish writer (Pippi Longstocking)
Paul Kantner "Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings."

Paul Kantner
(03/17/1941 – 01/28/2016)
US musician (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) (Volunteers)
(partner and bandmate of Grace Slick)
Cicely Tyson "The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat."

Cicely Tyson
(12/19/1924 – 01/28/2021)
US actor ("Sounder")
(was married to Miles Davis)