Horace Greeley "This Daniel Boone business is about played out."

Horace Greeley
(02/03/1811 – 11/29/1872)
US writer , 30 years after saying "Go west, young man."
Elizabeth Blackwell "If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."

Elizabeth Blackwell
(02/03/1821 – 05/31/1910)
English-US physician (first female MD)
Walter Bagehot "The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who write know anything."

Walter Bagehot
(02/03/1826 – 03/24/1877)
English economist
Robert Arthur Talbot - Gascoyne-Cecil Salisbury "Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease."

Robert Cecil
(02/03/1830 – 08/22/1903)
British PM (37) , on life in Edwardian England
George Crabbe "Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved."

George Crabbe
(12/24/1754 – 02/03/1832)
English writer
Gertrude Stein "Anyone who marries three girls from St. Louis hasn't learned much."

Gertrude Stein
(02/03/1874 – 07/27/1946)
US writer (sister of Leo Stein) , on Ernest Hemingway (image from Bridgeman Art Library)
Hodding Carter II "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."

Hodding Carter II
(02/03/1907 – 04/04/1972)
US journalist
James Albert Michener "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water."

James A. Michener
(02/03/1907 – 10/16/1997)
US writer
Simone Weil "Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors."

Simone Weil
(02/03/1909 – 08/24/1943)
French philosopher, mystic, activist
Joseph Abraham Gottlieb "My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays."

Joey Bishop
(02/03/1918 – 10/17/2007)
US comic, actor, TV host
Sheldon Berman "I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them."

Shelley Berman
(02/03/1925 – 09/01/2017)
US comic, actor, teacher, writer
Thomas Woodrow Wilson "A conservative is a man who thinks and sits, mostly sits."

Woodrow Wilson
(12/28/1856 – 02/03/1924)
US President (28)
Victor Buono "Being on 'Batman' allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact."

Victor Buono
(02/03/1938 – 01/01/1982)
US actor , on his role as "King Tut" in that TV series
Blythe Danner "We love unusual names in the family."

Blythe Danner
(02/03/1943 – )
US actor (was married to Bruce Paltrow; mother of Gwyneth Paltrow) , on grandson Moses
Melanie Safka "There's nothing nicer than singing an unnecessary peace song."

Melanie Safka
(02/03/1947 – )
US singer, songwriter
Patsy Ann McClenny "They're not paying me to play a charwoman. They're paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I'm gonna show up looking glam!"

Morgan Fairchild
(02/03/1950 – )
US actor
Harold LeClair Ickes "The General is suffering from mental saddle sores."

Harold L. Ickes
(03/15/1874 – 02/03/1952)
US Secretary of the Interior , on Hugh S. Johnson
Joseph Lane "Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater—you do the math!"

Nathan Lane
(02/03/1956 – )
US actor
Charles Hardin Holley "Without Elvis, none of us could have made it."

Buddy Holly
(09/07/1936 – 02/03/1959)
US singer, songwriter (Crickets)
Maura Tierney "I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence."

Maura Tierney
(02/03/1965 – )
US actor
Vlade Divac "We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads."

Vlade Divac
(02/03/1968 – )
Yugoslavian basketball player
"Who is she?"

Casey Weldon
(02/03/1969 – )
US football quarterback , on being told he'd be seated next to Ringo Starr
"I'm sort of my own Mafia, you know, breaking my own knees."

John Cassavetes
(12/09/1929 – 02/03/1989)
US director (was married to Gena Rowlands)
Gale Sandra Klinetsky "The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting." *

Gloria Leonard
(08/28/1940 – 02/03/2014)
US publisher
"The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light."

George Steiner
(04/23/1929 – 02/03/2020)
French-US literary critic