"I drink no more than a sponge."

Francois Rabelais
(02/04/1494 – 04/09/1553)
French writer
George Ernest Morrison "Have just read obituary in the Times. Kindly adjust pay to suit." *

George Ernest Morrison
(02/04/1862 – 05/30/1920)
Australian adventurer , on the erroneus report of his death
"THANKS to St. Matthew, who had been
At mass-meetings in Palestine,
We knew whose side was spoken for
When Comrade Jesus had the floor."

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
(02/04/1876 – 04/04/1959)
US writer
"The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to look the other way."

Ugo Betti
(02/04/1892 – 06/09/1953)
Italian playwright
Jacques Prevert "Our Father which art in heaven
Stay there
And we will stay on earth
Which is sometimes so pretty."

Jacques Prevert
(02/04/1900 – 04/11/1977)
French writer
Charles Augustus Lindbergh "If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."

Charles Lindbergh
(02/04/1902 – 08/26/1974)
US aviator (was married to Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(02/04/1906 – 04/09/1945)
German theologian
Rosa Parks "All I was doing was trying to get home from work."

Rosa Parks
(02/04/1913 – 10/24/2005)
US activist
Betty Friedan "Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves."

Betty Friedan
(02/04/1921 – 02/04/2006)
US writer, feminist (died on her birthday)
"After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?"

Russell Hoban
(02/04/1925 – 12/13/2011)
US writer
George Andrew Romero "I'll never get sick of zombies. I just get sick of producers."

George A. Romero
(02/04/1940 – 07/16/2017)
US director
David Brenner "A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children."

David Brenner
(02/04/1936 – 03/15/2014)
US comic
James Danforth Quayle "I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."

J. Danforth Quayle
(02/04/1947 – )
US VP (44)
Vincent Furnier "My Daddy is my biggest fan. He's a minister, you know."

Alice Cooper
(02/04/1948 – )
US singer
Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower "Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
(02/22/1887 – 02/04/1956
Russian chess player , on chess
Louis Jordan "What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again)?"

Louis Jordan
(07/08/1908 – 02/04/1975)
US bandleader, rock'n'roller
"We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us."

Bergen Evans
(09/19/1904 – 02/04/1978)
US educator
"Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths."

Edith Clara Summerskill
(04/19/1901 – 02/04/1980)
English physician, politician, writer
Alex Harvey "Do you think Paul McCartney makes records just to annoy me personally, or does he want to get up everyone's f890ing nose with his f890ing antics?" *

Alex Harvey
(02/05/1935 – 02/04/1982)
Sensational English musician (died near his birthday)
Karen Carpenter "I'm just afraid I'm gonna miss it all... being married... being a mother."

Karen Carpenter
(03/02/1950 – 02/04/1983)
US singer
Wladziu Valentino Liberace "I've done my bit for motion pictures—I've stopped making them."

(05/16/1919 – 02/04/1987)
Hungarian-US pianist
"All of Stratford, in fact, suggests powdered history—add hot water and stir and you have a delicious, nourishing Shakespeare."

Margaret Halsey
(02/13/1910 – 02/04/1997)
English writer
Raiford Chatman Davis "College ain't so much where you been as how you talk when you get back."

Ossie Davis
(12/18/1917 – 02/04/2005)
US actor, playwright (was married to Ruby Dee)
Betty Friedan "The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive."

Betty Friedan
(02/04/1921 – 02/04/2006)
US writer, feminist (died on her birthday)
Erik Lee Purkhiser "I'm tired of seeing rock'n'roll being respectable. People when they think of rock'n'roll don't think of the negative; they have this image of Bruce Springsteen saving starving children somewhere."

Lux Interior
(10/21/1946 – 02/04/2009)
US singer (Cramps) (was married to Poison Ivy Rorschach)