"Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature."

(04/22/0571 – 06/08/0632)
Arabian religious leader ("Quran")
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra "Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!"

Miguel de Cervantes
(09/29/1547 – 04/22/1616)
Spanish writer ("Don Quixote")
Henry Fielding "A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."

Henry Fielding
(04/22/1707 – 10/08/1754)
English writer ("The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling")
Immanuel Kant "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

Immanuel Kant
(04/22/1724 – 02/12/1804)
German philosopher ("Critique of Pure Reason")
Anne-Louise Germaine Necker "The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."

Germaine de Staël
(04/22/1766 – 07/14/1817)
French writer ("Delphine")
Philip James Bailey "The worst men often give the best advice."

Philip James Bailey
(04/22/1816 – 09/06/1902)
English writer ("Festus")
Thomas Haynes Bayly "I'm saddest when I sing."

T. H. Bayly
(10/13/1797 – 04/22/1839)
English writer ("Long, Long Ago")
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov "Any cook should be able to run the country."

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
(04/22/1870 – 01/21/1924)
Russian political leader
Ellen Glasgow "To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice."

Ellen Glasgow
(04/22/1873 – 11/21/1945)
US writer ("The Deliverance: A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields")
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov "You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."

Vladimir Nabokov
(04/22/1899 – 07/02/1977)
Russian writer ("Lolita")
J. Robert Oppenheimer "Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man."

J. Robert Oppenheimer
(04/22/1904 – 02/18/1967)
US physicist , on Albert Einstein
Charles Mingus "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Charles Mingus
(04/22/1922 – 01/05/1979)
US bassist, composer ("Fables of Faubus")
Aaron Spelling "It's OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can't kiss another person because he's a different color? Give me a break."

Aaron Spelling
(04/22/1923 – 06/23/2006)
US TV producer ("Beverly Hills, 90210")
(father of Tori Spelling)
Lucy Caroline Lyttelton "I saw his face, pale, sorrow-stricken, but like a prophet's in its look of faith and strength."

Lady Frederick Cavendish
(09/05/1841 – 04/22/1925)
English educator, diarist ("The Diary of Lady Frederick Cavendish (or Lady Lucy Cavendish)") , on Gladstone, immediately after he learned of her husband's death
(daughter of George Lyttelton)
Glen Campbell "I was this little kid living in the middle of nowhere in Arkansas. I found out really quickly that I didn't want to look at the south end of a northbound mule. Because of music, it's led to this incredible life."

Glen Campbell
(04/22/1937 – 08/08/2017)
US singer, musician, actor ("Gentle on My Mind")
John Joseph Nicholson "Wrong verb."

Jack Nicholson
(04/22/1937 – )
US actor ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") , on being asked if he'd like to dance
(dated Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston)
Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz "To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself."

Kathe Kollwitz
(07/08/1867 – 04/22/1945)
German artist (gallery)
Harlan Fiske Stone "The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided."

Harlan F. Stone
(10/11/1872 – 04/22/1946)
US lawyer, Supreme Court Chief Justice (12)
John Waters "I wish something on TV would trouble me. Then maybe I would watch it."

John Waters
(04/22/1946 – )
US director ("Pink Flamingos")
Peter Frampton "I stopped singing and they gave me an award."

Peter Frampton
(04/22/1950 – )
English guitarist, singer ("Do You Feel Like We Do")
Ryan Stiles "You know, I've got a confession to make myself. I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards."

Ryan Stiles
(04/22/1959 – )
Canadian comic ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?")
Ansel Adams "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

Ansel Adams
(02/20/1902 – 04/22/1984)
US photographer ("The Tetons and the Snake River")
Amber Heard "I love fast cars, loud guns, and classic rock 'n' roll, but I'd never do any of it in flats. I love me a nice, big uncomfortable pair of heels and some big hair! Maybe it's a Southern thing, but I love dressing up. It's everything I can do not to leave the house in a goddamn prom dress every day."

Amber Heard
(04/22/1986 – )
US actor ("The Rum Diary")
(was married to Johnny Depp)
Richard Milhous Nixon "Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."

Richard M. Nixon
(01/09/1913 – 04/22/1994)
US President (37), VP (36) ("Six Crises")
(was married to Pat Nixon)
Maggie Kuhn "The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name."

Maggie Kuhn
(08/03/1905 – 04/22/1995)
US Gray Panther ("No Stone Unturned")
Erma Fiste "It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job."

Erma Bombeck
(02/21/1927 – 04/22/1996)
US humorist ("The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank") , on the US presidency
Linda Boreman "When I was with David (Winters), I had an awesome time. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun at that point. I went to see my first play. I saw Richard Chamberlain in 'Cyrano De Bergerac,' I saw 'Grease' in Manhattan. I saw the Alvin Ailey Dancers. I became cultured, I guess. I'd never been cultured."

Linda Lovelace
(01/10/1949 – 04/22/2002)
US porn star turned antiporn crusader ("Deep Throat")
Martha Edna Wright Griffiths "My grandmother wanted to live long enough to vote for a woman president. I'll be satisfied if I live to see a woman go before the Supreme Court and hear the justices acknowledge, 'Gentlemen, she's human. She deserves the protection of our laws.'"

Martha Wright Griffiths
(01/29/1912 – 04/22/2003)
US congress (MI)