George Washington "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

George Washington
(02/22/1732 – 12/14/1799)
US President (1)
(was married to Martha Washington)
Arthur Schopenhauer "Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."

Arthur Schopenhauer
(02/22/1788 – 09/21/1860)
German philosopher ("The World as Will and Representation")
"In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak."

James Russell Lowell
(02/22/1819 – 08/12/1891)
US writer ("A Fable for Critics")
"The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit."

Christian Nestell Bovee
(02/22/1820 – 01/18/1904)
US writer ("Intuitions and Summaries of Thought")
Sydney Smith "My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets."

Sydney Smith
(06/03/1771 – 02/22/1845)
English clergyman ("Ballot")
Robert Baden-Powell "A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances."

Robert Baden-Powell
(02/22/1857 – 01/08/1941)
English military, Boy Scouts founder ("Scouting for Boys")
Jules Renard "Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."

Jules Renard
(02/22/1864 – 05/22/1910)
French writer ("Poil de carotte (Carrot Top)")
"There are four things that hold back human progress: ignorance, stupidity, committees, and accountants."

Charles J. C. Lyall
(11/14/1797 – 02/22/1875)
US accountant
Zitkala-Sa "Few there are who have paused to question whether real life or long-lasting death lies beneath this semblance of civilization."

Zitkala-Sa
(02/22/1875 – 01/26/1938)
US native writer, musician ("Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and the Sun Dance Opera")
Eric Gill "The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist."

Eric Gill
(02/22/1882 – 11/17/1940)
English artist ("An Essay on Typography")
Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower "The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made."

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
(02/22/1887 – 02/04/1956
Russian chess player , on chess
Alfred Duff Cooper "To speak with your mouth full
and swallow with greed
are national traits
of the travelling Swede."

Duff Cooper
(02/22/1887 – 01/01/1954)
English politician
(was married to Lady Diana Cooper)
Edna St. Vincent Millay "It is not true that life is one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over."

Edna St. Vincent Millay
(02/22/1892 – 10/19/1950)
US writer ("The King's Henchman")
Edgar Wilson Nye "There are just two people entitled to refer to themselves as "we"; one is the editor and the other is the fellow with a tapeworm."

Bill Nye
(08/25/1850 – 02/22/1896)
US humorist
(also see Bill Nye the science guy)
Luis Buñuel Portolés "Thank God, I am still an atheist."

Luis Buñuel
(02/22/1900 – 07/29/1983)
Mexican filmmaker ("Un Chien Andalou")
"And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?"

Henry Reed
(02/22/1914 – 12/08/1986)
English writer ("Naming of Parts")
Edward Gorey "To take my work seriously would be the height of folly."

Edward Gorey
(02/22/1925 – 04/15/2000)
US artist ("The Doubtful Guest")
Edward Moore Kennedy "I hate to see a young man get ahead on the basis of a famous family name."

Edward M. Kennedy
(02/22/1932 – 08/25/2009)
US Senator (MA) , on George W. Bush
(son of Rose and Joseph P., brother of John and Robert)
George Lee Anderson "I've got my faults, but living in the past isn't one of them. There's no future in it."

Sparky Anderson
(02/22/1934 – 11/04/2010)
US baseball manager
Ishmael Reed "We learn about one another's culture the same way we learn about sex: in the streets."

Ishmael Reed
(02/22/1938 – )
US writer ("Mumbo Jumbo")
John Hope "If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing."

John Hope
(06/02/1868 – 02/22/1936)
US educator
Kathleen Victoria Hetzekian "I've been reading magazines since I was a teenager and New York was the place that had The Cheetah and all those clubs where everybody went. And all the girls were so great and the clothes were so fabulous. Why would I not wanna go there?"

Cyrinda Foxe
(02/22/1962 – 09/07/2002)
US actor, model, and "Jean Genie"
(was married to Steven Tyler, David Johansen; affair with David Bowie)
Steve Irwin "Crikey, mate. You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building!"

Steve Irwin
(02/22/1962 – 09/04/2006)
Australian "Croc Hunter"
"Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today."

Felix Frankfurter
(11/15/1882 – 02/22/1965)
US Supreme Court justice
Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. "He has his law degree and a furnished office. It's just a question of getting him out of bed."

Peter Arno
(01/08/1904 – 02/22/1968)
US cartoonist
Elizabeth Bowen "Where would the Irish be without someone to be Irish at?"

Elizabeth Bowen
(06/07/1899 – 02/22/1973)
Irish writer ("The Last September")
Drew Blyth Barrymore "If I die before my cat, I want a little of my ashes put in his food so I can live inside him."

Drew Barrymore
(02/22/1975 – )
US actor
(grand-niece of Ethel and Lionel, granddaughter of John, daughter of John Drew)
Phyllis McGinley "This is the gist of what I know:
give advice and buy a foe."

Phyllis McGinley
(03/21/1905 – 02/22/1978)
US writer ("All Around the Town")
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."

Hal Borland
(05/14/1900 – 02/22/1978)
US journalist ("When The Legends Die")
"The mystery of the soul is like that of a closed door. When you open it, you see something which was not there before."

Oskar Kokoschka
(03/01/1886 – 02/22/1980)
Austrian artist ("Murderer, the Hope of Women")
(affair with Alma Schindler)
Andrew Warhola "Sex is the biggest nothing of all time."

Andy Warhol
(08/06/1928 – 02/22/1987)
Polish-US artist ("Marilyn Diptych")
Glenway Wescott "It is not love, but lack of love which is blind."

Glenway Wescott
04/11/1901 – 02/22/1987)
US poet, novelist ("The Grandmothers")
Charles Martin Jones "The coyote is victimized by his own ineptitude. I never understood how to use tools and that's really the coyote's problem."

Chuck Jones
(09/21/1912 – 02/22/2002)
US animator ("Duck Amuck")
Lawrence Ferlinghetti "We have seen the best minds of our generation destroyed by boredom at poetry readings."

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(03/24/1919 – 02/22/2021)
US poet, activist ("A Coney Island of the Mind") , paraphrasing Ginsberg