"Yea, marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; before, it was neither rhyme nor reason."

Sir Thomas More
(02/07/1478 – 07/06/1535)
English writer
Charles Dickens "He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two."

Charles Dickens
(02/07/1812 – 06/09/1870)
English writer
Frederick Douglass "Men may not get all they pay for in this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get."

Frederick Douglass
(02/07/1818 – 02/20/1895)
US abolitionist, writer
Laura Ingalls Wilder "Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens."

Laura Ingalls Wilder
(02/07/1867 – 02/10/1957)
US writer (died near her birthday)
Godfrey Harold Hardy "Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics."

Godfrey Harold Hardy
(02/07/1877 – 12/01/1947)
English mathematician
Alfred Adler "We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority."

Alfred Adler
(02/07/1870 – 05/28/1937)
Austrian psychologist
James Hubert Blake "Down South where I come from you don't go around hitting too many white keys."

Eubie Blake
(02/07/1887 – 02/12/1983)
US songwriter (died near his birthday) , on why his songs contained so many sharps and flats.
"The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry."

Eric Temple Bell
(02/07/1883 – 12/21/1960)
Scottish-US mathematician
Sinclair Lewis "The office was his pirate ship but the car his perilous excursion ashore."

Sinclair Lewis
(02/07/1885 – 01/10/1951)
US writer
"We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain."

William Rounseville Alger
(12/22/1822 – 02/07/1905)
US theologian
"I founded Wang Laboratories to show that Chinese could excel at things other than running laundries and restaurants."

An Wang
(02/07/1920 – 03/24/1990)
Chinese electronic engineer
"I used to have a speech impediment, but we got divorced."

Bill Hoest
(02/07/1926 – 11/15/1988)
US cartoonist (The Lockhorns)
Juliette Gréco "I wasn't tempted to sing with Miles: why try to do badly, or less well, something that other people do so well?"

Juliette Gréco
(02/07/1927 – 09/23/2020)
French singer, actor (relationships with Albert Camus, Darryl F. Zanuck, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones)
Gay Talese "The real problem is what to do with problem solvers after the problem is solved."

Gay Talese
(02/07/1932 – )
US writer
Earl King "Most people say, 'Well, Earl, you sing the blues,' or however they want to categorize it. I just sing songs. I'm a writer, so whatever gymnastics jump through my head, I write about it."

Earl King
(02/07/1934 – 04/17/2003)
US singer, songwriter (Come On)
Elihu Root "I observe that there are two entirely different theories according to which individual men seek to get on in the world. One theory leads a man to pull down everybody around him in order to climb up on them to a higher place. The other leads a man to help everybody around him in order that he may go up with them."

Elihu Root
(02/15/1845 – 02/07/1937)
US Secretary of State, Secretary of War
George Norman Douglas "You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements."

Norman Douglas
(12/08/1868 – 02/07/1952)
Austrian writer
Dan Quisenberry "The future is much like the present, only longer."

Dan Quisenberry
(02/07/1953 – 09/30/1998)
US baseball player
Phil Soltanec "How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand."

Emo Philips
(02/07/1956 – )
US comic
James Spader "If I don't need the money, I don't work."

James Spader
(02/07/1960 – )
US actor
Eddie Izzard "Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun)."

Eddie Izzard
(02/07/1962 – )
Yemen-born English comic
Troyal Garth Brooks "I just wake up and say, 'You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.'"

Garth Brooks
(02/07/1962 – )
US singer
Anthony Consani "The goal of a tick is NOT to become a dog."

Anthony Consani
(02/07/1963 – )
US friend of quotekeeper , on corporate takeovers
Chris Rock "Do you know what the good side of crack is? If you're up at the right hour, you can get a VCR for $1.50. You can furnish your whole house for $10.95."

Chris Rock
(02/07/1965 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
Ashton Kutcher "I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still."

Ashton Kutcher
(02/07/1978 – )
US actor (married to Mila Kunis; was married to Demi Moore)
Dave Peverett "It was nice to go through that and survive it. I think we were pretty levelheaded compared to some people." *

"Lonesome" Dave Peverett
(04/16/1943 – 02/07/2000)
English bassist , on success with Foghat
Doug Henning "The only thing a magician ever really does is to ask one question: 'What's real and what's illusion?'"

Doug Henning
(05/03/1947 – 02/07/2000)
Canadian magician
Anne Morrow Lindbergh "The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(06/22/1906 – 02/07/2001)
US writer, aviator (daughter of Dwight Morrow; was married to Charles Lindbergh)
John Perry Barlow "The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it."

John Perry Barlow
(10/03/1947 – 02/07/2018)
US lyricist (Grateful Dead), Internet activist
Albert Finney "'On the Waterfront' came out and there were 150 guys [at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Actors] all doing Brando impressions."

Albert Finney
(05/09/1936 – 02/07/2019)
English actor (was married to Anouk Aimée)