Friedrich von Schiller "What reason, like the careful ant, draws laboriously together, the wind of accident sometimes collects in a moment."

Friedrich von Schiller
(11/10/1759 – 05/09/1805)
German writer
Samuel Griswold Goodrich "Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar."

"Peter Parley"
(08/19/1793 – 05/09/1860)
US writer
James M. Barrie "There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make."

Sir James M. Barrie
(05/09/1860 – 06/19/1937)
Scottish writer (Peter Pan)
Henry J. Kaiser "When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."

Henry J. Kaiser
(05/09/1882 – 08/24/1967)
US industrialist
Thomas Wentworth Higginson "Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges."

Thomas W. Higginson
(12/22/1823 – 05/09/1911)
US writer, military, political activist
Manfred Eigen "One could say you can't do any experiment which exceeds the lifetime of a Ph.D. student."

Manfred Eigen
(05/09/1927 – 02/06/2019)
German physicist
Alan Bennett "We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."

Alan Bennett
(05/09/1934 – )
English writer, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
Glenda Jackson "One hell of an outlay for a very small return, with most of them."

Glenda Jackson
(05/09/1936 – )
English actor and parliament member , on men
Albert Finney "My job is acting, and that is why I hate interviews or lectures, explaining myself to an audience."

Albert Finney
(05/09/1936 – 02/07/2019)
English actor (was married to Anouk Aimée)
Candice Bergen "It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am."

Candice Bergen
(05/09/1946 – )
US actor (daughter of Edgar Bergen)
William Martin Joel "A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting."

Billy Joel
(05/09/1949 – )
US singer/songwriter (was married to Christie Brinkley)
Walter Reuther "If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win."

Walter Reuther
(09/01/1907 – 05/09/1970)
US labor organizer
Nelson Ahlgren Abraham "The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D."

Nelson Algren
(03/28/1909 – 05/09/1981)
US writer
(The Man with the Golden Arm)
Freya Madeline Stark "It is only the amateur [gardener] like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer."

Dame Freya Madeline Stark
(01/31/1893 – 05/09/1993)
French-born English writer
Penelope Ann Douglass Conner "The masters of the comic spirit are often our prophets."

Penelope Gilliatt
(03/25/1932 – 05/09/1993)
English writer (was married to John Osborne)
Alan Kniberg "Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers."

Alan King
(12/26/1927 – 05/09/2004)
US comic
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne "Always be smarter than the people who hire you."

Lena Horne
(06/30/1917 – 05/09/2010)
US singer, actor
Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow "Have you ever thought, when something dreadful happens, 'a moment ago things were not like this, let it be then, not now....'? And then you try to remake then, but you know you can't. So you try to hold the moment quite still and not let it move on..."

Mary Stewart
(09/17/1916 – 05/09/2014)
English writer
Richard Penniman "Madame Toussaud's will have my statue. I just hope they don't make me look like James Brown."

Little Richard
(12/05/1932 – 05/09/2020)
US singer, pianist, hall of famer