John Tyler "Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette—the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."

John Tyler
(03/29/1790 – 01/18/1862)
US President (10), VP (10)
"The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much."

Amelia Barr
(03/29/1831 – 03/10/1919)
English-US writer
Johann Jakob Astor "The man who makes it the habit of his life to go to bed at nine o'clock, usually gets rich and is always reliable. Of course, going to bed does not make him rich—I merely mean that such a man will in all probability be up early in the morning and do a big day's work, so his weary bones put him to bed early. Rogues do their work at night. Honest men work by day. It's all a matter of habit, and good habits in America make any man rich. Wealth is a result of habit."

John Jacob Astor
(07/17/1763 – 03/29/1848)
US gazillionaire
Robert Falcon Scott "Each man in his way is a treasure."

Robert Falcon Scott
(06/06/1868 – 03/29/1912)
English explorer
Georges Seurat "Under a blazing mid-afternoon summer sky, we see the Seine flooded with sunshine... people are strolling, others are sitting or stretched out lazily on the bluish grass."

Georges Seurat
(12/02/1859 – 03/29/1891)
French artist , on his painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
Eugene McCarthy "Nixon is the kind of guy who, if you were drowning twenty feet from shore, would throw you a fifteen-foot rope."

Eugene McCarthy
(03/29/1916 – 12/10/2005)
US senator (MN), presidential candidate
Pearl Bailey "There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside."

Pearl Bailey
(03/29/1918 – 08/17/1990)
US singer, actor
"Capital isn't scarce; vision is."

Sam Walton
(03/29/1918 – 04/05/1992)
US businessman (Wal-Mart) (died near his birthday)
John Burroughs "How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."

John Burroughs
(04/03/1837 – 03/29/1921)
US essayist, naturalist (died near his birthday)
Judith Guest "To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker if you will."

Judith Guest
(03/29/1936 – )
US writer
Eric Idle "I believe in the separation of church and planet."

Eric Idle
(03/29/1943 – )
English comic, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
"The world has gone through tremendous change recently; both nationally and internationally."

John Major
(03/29/1943 – )
British Prime Minister (50)
"If at first you do succeed, try to remember how."

Denny McLain
(03/29/1944 – )
US baseball player
Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary "Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it."

Joyce Cary
(12/07/1888 – 03/29/1957)
English writer
Perry Farrell "Sometimes to realize that you are well, someone must come along and hurt you."

Perry Farrell
(03/29/1959 – )
US singer (Jane's Addiction)
Anna Louise Strong "I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived."

Anna Louise Strong
(11/24/1885 – 03/29/1970)
US writer
"I'd like the Russian women to wear Maidenform bras. They'll look better, they'll feel better, and maybe we'll get along better."

Ida Rosenthal
(01/09/1886 – 03/29/1973)
Russian dressmaker, businesswoman
"In Mexico a bachelor is a man who can't play the guitar."

Lillian Day
(06/27/1893 – 03/29/1991)
US writer
"My dearest colleagues seem to become metamorphosed into snarling beasts if I as much as glance at them, even if my glance is a complimentary one."

Harry Ellis Dickson
(11/13/1908 – 03/29/2003)
US conductor , on conducting an orchestra in which he was also a player
Anna Marie Duke "I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll."

Patty Duke
(12/14/1946 – 03/29/2016)
US actor (was married to John Astin; mother with him of Sean Astin)