"My only books
Were Woman's looks,
And Folly's all they taught me."

Thomas Moore
(05/28/1779 – 02/25/1852)
Irish writer ("The Last Rose of Summer")
"I cannot afford to waste my time making money."

Louis Agassiz
(05/28/1807 – 12/14/1873)
Swiss-US naturalist ("Geological Sketches")
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

Noah Webster
(10/16/1758 – 05/28/1843)
US lexicographer ("American Dictionary of the English Language")
Anne Brontë "But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose."

Anne Brontë
(01/17/1820 – 05/28/1849)
English writer ("The Tenant of Wildfell Hall")
(sister of Charlotte and Emily Brontë)
Elizabeth Gammell Woolsey "It is not heaven, it is not hell,
This world between them where I dwell.
With secret pain, with open mirth,
I go my way on middle earth."

Gamel Woolsey
(05/28/1897 – 01/18/1968)
US writer ("One Way of Love")
(was married to Gerald Brenan)
Ian Fleming "I'm looking for Commander James Bond, not an overgrown stunt man."

Ian Fleming
(05/28/1908 – 08/12/1964)
Scottish writer ("Casino Royale") , on meeting Sean Connery
"Well, good luck to you, kid! I'm going to write the Great Australian Novel."

Patrick White
(05/28/1912 – 09/30/1990)
Australian writer ("Riders in the Chariot")
(same dates as Barry Commoner)
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

Sir John Lubbock
(04/30/1834 – 05/28/1913)
English politician, scientist, polymath ("The pleasures of life")
Walker Percy "Why is it that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos—novas, quasars, pulsars, black holes—you are beyond doubt the strangest?"

Walker Percy
(05/28/1916 – 05/10/1990)
US writer ("The Moviegoer")
Barry Commoner "If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way."

Barry Commoner
(05/28/1917 – 09/30/2012)
US environmentalist ("The Closing Circle")
(same dates as Patrick White)
Anna Thilda May Swenson "We play in the den of the Gods and snort at death."

May Swenson
(05/28/1913 – 12/04/1989)
US writer ("A Cage of Spines")
Carroll Baker "When Clark Gable kissed me, they had to carry me off the set."

Carroll Baker
(05/28/1931 – )
US actor ("Something Wild")
Alfred Adler "The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions."

Alfred Adler
(02/07/1870 – 05/28/1937)
Austrian psychologist ("The Practice and Theory of Individual Psychology")
John Fogerty "I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you."

John Fogerty
(05/28/1945 – )
US singer, songwriter (Creedence Clearwater Revival) ("Fortunate Son")
Wendy Orlean Williams "Basically, I hate conformity. I hate people telling me what to do. It makes me want to smash things. So-called normal behaviour patterns make me so bored, I could throw up!"

Wendy O. Williams
(05/28/1949 – 04/06/1998)
US singer (Plasmatics) ("WOW")
Kylie Minogue "I don't have to try to be a sex bomb, I am one!"

Kylie Minogue
(05/28/1968 – )
Australian singer, actor ("Can't Get You Out of My Head")
(relationship with Olivier Martinez)
Justin Kirk "After many of years of getting cast in sweet, angelic roles, I'm finally getting to play closer to my real life as a horrible person."

Justin Kirk
(05/28/1969 – )
US actor ("Weeds")
Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor "After the war, France and England should join hands to make a formidable fart."

Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor
(06/23/1894 – 05/28/1972)
English royalty , misspeaking in French to French troops during WWII
Phil Hartmann (dropped the second "n" "I'm 49 years old and I'm cautious of the fact that very few people in comedy have careers after age 50. I think there's a notion in our society, and it may be valid, that people aren't as funny when they get older. It's a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth. I do believe that sooner or later I'll get those great roles like Gary Sinise's part in "Forrest Gump" or Tommy Lee Jones' as "Two Face" in "Batman Forever"."

Phil Hartman
(09/24/1948 – 05/28/1998)
US comic actor (SNL)
Wesley Noreen Westrum "Well, that was a cliff-dweller."

Wes Westrum
(11/28/1922 – 05/28/2002)
US baseball player, coach , on a close game
Marguerite Ann Johnson "Life loves the liver of it."

Maya Angelou
(04/04/1928 – 05/28/2014)
US writer ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings")