"He (Molière) pleases all the world, but cannot please himself."

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
(11/01/1636 – 03/13/1711)
French writer
"All paraphrases and expletives are so much in disuse that soon the only way of making love will be to say, 'Lie down.'"

Sir Hugh Walpole
(03/13/1884 – 06/01/1941)
English writer
Janet Flanner "She was built for crowds. She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table."

Janet Flanner
(03/13/1892 – 11/07/1978)
US journalist , on Elsa Maxwell
Paul Fix "The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."

Paul Fix
(03/13/1901 – 10/14/1983)
US actor
Benjamin Harrison "I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."

Benjamin Harrison
(08/20/1833 – 03/13/1901)
US President (23) (grandson of William Henry Harrison)
Susan Bromwell Anthony "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."

Susan B. Anthony
(02/15/1820 – 03/13/1906)
US suffragist
"There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn't there."

L. Ron Hubbard
(03/13/1911 – 01/24/1986)
US writer
("Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health")
Roy Haynes "Sarah Vaughan was the Charlie Parker of the vocalists during the 1950s."

Roy Haynes
(03/13/1925 – )
US drummer
Clarence Darrow "I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of."

Clarence Darrow
(04/18/1857 – 03/13/1938)
US lawyer
Stephen Vincent Benet "If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians."

Stephen Vincent Benet
(07/22/1898 – 03/13/1943)
US writer
William H. Macy "Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood."

William H. Macy
(03/13/1950 – )
US actor (married to Felicity Huffman)
Adam Clayton "We spent a year trying to play one song, practising about four hours a week. Then we decided that if we really wanted to learn this song, we'd have to practice two days a week."

Adam Clayton
(03/13/1960 – )
Irish bassist (U2)
Ivo Andric "If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear."

Ivo Andric
(10/10/1892 – 03/13/1975)
Bosnian writer
"Amateurs hope. Professionals work."

Garson Kanin
(11/24/1912 – 03/13/1999)
US writer, director, actor (brother of Michael Kanin)
Maureen Stapleton "Not nearly as exciting as it would be if I were acknowledged as one of the greatest lays in the world."

Maureen Stapleton
(06/21/1925 – 03/13/2006)
US actor , on winning an Oscar for "Reds," and how it felt to be recognized as one of the greatest actresses in the world