Camille Desmoulins "Clemency is also a revolutionary measure."

Camille Desmoulins
(03/02/1760 – 04/05/1794)
French journalist, politician ("La France Libre")
John Wesley "Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago."

John Wesley
(06/28/1703 – 03/02/1791)
English religious leader ("Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament")
Sam Houston "A victim of the use of water as a beverage."

Sam Houston
(03/02/1793 – 07/26/1863)
US senator , on President James K. Polk
Horace Walpole "This world is a comedy for those who think, but a tragedy for those who feel."

Horace Walpole
(09/24/1717 – 03/02/1797)
English writer ("The Castle of Otranto")
Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi "It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man."

Pope Leo XIII
(03/02/1810 – 07/20/1903)
Italian religious leader
Tsar Nicholas I "Russia has two generals in whom she can confide—Generals Janvier and Fevrier [January and February]."

Tsar Nicholas I
(07/06/1796 – 03/02/1855)
Russian ruler
Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich "No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you."

Sholem Aleichem
(03/02/1859 – 05/13/1916)
Russian writer ("Wandering Stars")
"You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it."

John Jay Chapman
(03/02/1862 – 11/04/1933)
US writer ("A Sausage from Bologna: A Comedy in Four Acts")
Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Eugenio Pacelli "One Galileo in two thousand years is enough."

Pope Pius XII
(03/02/1876 – 10/09/1958)
Italian religious leader
Theodor Seuss Geisel "You make 'em, I amuse 'em."

Dr. Seuss
(03/02/1904 – 09/24/1991)
US writer-illustrator ("Green Eggs and Ham") , on children
"A critic is one who goes along for deride."

Leonard Louis Levinson
(03/02/1904 – 01/30/1974)
US writer ("The Left-Handed Dictionary")
Israel Maurice Edelman "I dislike censorship. Like an appendix it is useless when inert and dangerous when active." *

Maurice Edelman
(03/02/1911 – 12/14/1975)
British politician
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III "Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it."

Desi Arnaz
(03/02/1917 – 12/02/1986)
Cuban-US actor, musician ("I Love Lucy")
(was married to Lucille Ball)
"As when some carcass, hidden in sequestered nook, draws from every near and distant point myriads of discordant vultures, so drew these little flakes of gold the voracious sons of men."

Hubert Howe Bancroft
(05/05/1832 – 03/02/1918)
US historian ("Why a World Centre of Industry at San Francisco Bay")
Phyllis Flora Isley "If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."

Jennifer Jones
(03/02/1919 – 12/17/2009)
US actor ("The Song of Bernadette")
(was married to Robert Walker, David O. Selznick, and Norton Simon)
David Herbert Lawrence "Some things can't be ravished. You can't ravish a tin of sardines."

D. H. Lawrence
(09/11/1885 – 03/02/1930)
English writer ("Sons and Lovers")
Thomas Kennedy Wolfe "A cult is a religion with no political power."

Tom Wolfe
(03/02/1930 – 05/14/2018)
US writer ("The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test")
Mikhail Gorbachev "America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard."

Mikhail Gorbachev
(03/02/1931 – )
Russian Secretary General
John Wallace Blunt Jr. "Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."

John Irving
(03/02/1942 – )
US writer ("The World According to Garp")
Lewis Allan Reed "I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine."

Lou Reed
(03/02/1942 – 10/27/2013
US singer, songwriter ("Sweet Jane")
(was married to Laurie Anderson)
Emily Carr "It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash."

Emily Carr
(12/13/1871 – 03/02/1945)
Canadian artist, writer ("Odds and Ends")
"A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent."

Logan Pearsall Smith
(10/18/1865 – 03/02/1946)
English-US writer ("Words and Idioms")
Rory Gallagher "I try to sit down and write a Rory Gallagher song, which generally happens to be quite bluesy. I try to find different issues, different themes and different topics that haven't been covered before...I've done songs in all the different styles...train blues, drinking blues, economic blues. But I try to find a slightly different angle on all these things. The music can be very traditional, but you can sort of creep into the future with the lyrics.."

Rory Gallagher
(03/02/1948 – 06/14/1995)
Irish guitarist ("Laundromat")
"If only Bapu [Gandhi] knew the cost of setting him up in poverty."

Sarojini Naidu
(02/13/1879 – 03/02/1949)
Indian activist ("In The Bazaars of Hyderabad")
Karen Carpenter "The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people."

Karen Carpenter
(03/02/1950 – 02/04/1983)
US singer ("For All We Know")
Laraine Newman "I thought, 'Well, you know it will only last 13 weeks. That'll be fun.'"

Laraine Newman
(03/02/1952 – )
US comic actor (SNL) , on starting at SNL
John Bongiovi "If you wanted to torture me, you'd tie me down and force me to watch our first five videos."

Jon Bon Jovi
(03/02/1962 – )
US singer, actor (here's one: "Livin' on a Prayer")
Bryce Dallas Howard "My parents are both redheads, so they knew I was going to be a redhead. They just thought Bryce Canyon was very strong and it was red. And they thought it was beautiful. So they named me Bryce. And Dallas is where I was conceived. My parents are hippies."

Bryce Dallas Howard
(03/02/1981 – )
US actor ("The Village")
(daughter of Ron Howard)
Philip Kindred Dick "Reality is that which refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."

Philip K. Dick
(12/16/1928 – 03/02/1982)
US writer ("Ubik")
Serge Gainsbourg "I know my limits. That's why I'm beyond."

Serge Gainsbourg
(04/02/1928 – 03/02/1991)
French singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus")
(partner of Jane Birkin, father with her of Charlotte Gainsbourg)
Henry Steele Commager "Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive."

Henry Steele Commager
(10/25/1902 – 03/02/1998)
US historian ("The American Mind: An Interpretation of American Thought and Character Since the 1880s")
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien "I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it."

Dusty Springfield
(04/16/1939 – 03/02/1999)
English singer ("You Don't Have to Say You Love Me")
John Henry Kendricks "I've always been a kind person—but you know—it's very seldom a day pass when I don't cry about something. I tell you—I'm a news freak—but watching the news'll bring tears to your eyes. All the conflict out there. The whole world is bleeding. Somebody needs to put a bandaid—some way to stop the blood."

Hank Ballard
(11/18/1927 – 03/02/2003)
US singer, songwriter, Twister ("Work With Me Annie")
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge "It is a remarkably beautiful piece of home furnishing, the Oscar. I used to keep it up in front of a mirror so that it looked like two."

Mercedes McCambridge
(03/16/1916 – 03/02/2004)
US actor ("Johnny Guitar")