William Hazlitt "Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration."

William Hazlitt
(04/10/1778 – 09/18/1830)
English writer ("Table-Talk")
Lew Wallace "One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune."

General Lew Wallace
(04/10/1827 – 02/15/1905)
US military ("Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ")
William Booth "There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterably dishonest that theft is to them a master passion."

William Booth
(04/10/1829 – 08/20/1912)
English preacher (The Salvation Army)
Joseph Pulitzer "Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light."

Joseph Pulitzer
(04/10/1847 – 10/29/1911)
Hungarian journalist, publisher (Pulitzer Prize)
Fannie Coralie Perkins "Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees."

Frances Perkins
(04/10/1880 – 05/14/1965)
US Secretary of Labor
Jimmy Cannon "We work in the toy department."

Jimmy Cannon
(04/10/1909 – 12/05/1973)
US sports writer , on sports writers
Algernon Charles Swinburne "A calcined, scalped, rasped, scraped, flayed, broiled, powdered, leprous, blotched, mangy, grimy, parboiled country without trees, water, grass, fields... it is infinitely liker hell than earth, and one looks for tails among the people."

Algernon Charles Swinburne
(04/05/1837 – 04/10/1909)
English writer ("Poems and Ballads, First Series") , describing part of France
(died near his birthday)
Shelby F. Wooley "We called him 'mumbles.' He didn't speak his words very loud. The sound man was always saying, 'Kid, speak up!' But he mumbled his way to a fortune."

Sheb Wooley
(04/10/1921 – 09/16/2003)
US actor, singer, songwriter ("The Purple People Eater," "Wilhelm Scream") , on Clint Eastwood
Dolores Huerta "Don't be a marshmallow. Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk. Stop being vegetables. Work for Justice. Viva the boycott!"

Dolores Huerta
(04/10/1930 – )
US labor and civil rights activist
Kahlil Gibran "You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?"

Kahlil Gibran
(01/06/1883 – 04/10/1931)
Lebanese philosopher poet ("The Prophet")
Michel Dimitri Chalhoub "Working gets in the way of living."

Omar Sharif
(04/10/1932 – 07/10/2015)
Egyptian actor, bridge player ("Doctor Zhivago")
Henry Jackson van Dyke "Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live."

Henry van Dyke
(11/10/1852 – 04/10/1933)
US writer, clergyman ("The Other Wise Man")
John Madden "The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."

John Madden
(04/10/1936 – )
US football coach, commentator, commercial hack
Paul Theroux "Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves."

Paul Theroux
(04/10/1941 – )
US writer ("The Mosquito Coast")
Steven Seagal "It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high."

Steven Seagal
(04/10/1952 – )
US "actor" ("Above the Law") , on why the hero's wife or girlfriend must get killed in every one of his stupid movies
Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh "It is a curious thing that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."

Evelyn Waugh
(10/28/1903 – 04/10/1966)
English writer ("Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder")
Haley Joel Osment "I try to keep away from being bigheaded. That's what causes people to lose the acting thing. They start being commercial, and then they stink for the rest of their life. But there are several respected adult actors who were child actors that started very young. I'm going to try and model myself after Kurt Russell and Jodie Foster. Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money."

Haley Joel Osment
(04/10/1988 – )
US actor ("The Sixth Sense")
Michael Anthony Dorris "Without somebody to be somebody to, it was as though I wasn't somebody myself."

Michael Anthony Dorris
(01/30/1945 – 04/10/1997)
US writer ("A Yellow Raft in Blue Water")
(was married to Louise Erdrich)