Tsar Peter the Great "Destiny may ride with us today, but there is no reason for it to interfere with lunch."

Tsar Peter the Great
(06/09/1672 – 02/08/1725)
Russian royalty
"I asked my father what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing, which women were always doing, and which ladies had done publicly in the Crimea. He could not tell me."

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(06/09/1836 – 12/17/1917)
English physician, mayor
Charles Dickens "He'd make a lovely corpse."

Charles Dickens
(02/07/1812 – 06/09/1870)
English writer ("The Pickwick Papers")
John Edensor Littlewood "The surprising thing about this paper is that a man who could write it would."

J. E. Littlewood
(06/09/1885 – 09/06/1977)
English mathematician ("A Mathematician's Miscellany")
Asa Yoelson "I can't see what Jack Warner can do with an Oscar—it can't say yes."

Al Jolson
(06/09/1886 – 10/23/1950)
US actor ("The Jazz Singer")
Cole Porter "Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song."

Cole Porter
(06/09/1891 – 10/15/1964)
US songwriter ("Night and Day") , when asked "Who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening'?"
Samuel Nathaniel Behrman "A character who, if he did not exist, could not be imagined."

S. N. Behrman
(06/09/1893 – 09/09/1973)
US writer ("No Time for Comedy") , on Oscar Levant
"Men are nicotine-soaked, beer-besmirched, whisky-greased, red-eyed devils."

Carry Nation
(11/25/1846 – 06/09/1911)
US temperance fanatic
Lester William Polfuss "You can't go to the store and buy a good ear and rhythm."

Les Paul
(06/09/1915 – 08/12/2009)
US inventor, musician ("How High the Moon")
Robert McNamara "A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage."

Robert McNamara
(06/09/1916 – 07/06/2009)
US secretary of defense ("In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam")
"The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans."

Eric J. Hobsbawm
(06/09/1917 – 10/01/2012)
English historian ("The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991")
"La-La Land's a land of losers; we're all just a bunch of dreamers with a nickel in our shoe."

R. Wright Campbell
(06/09/1927 – 09/21/2000)
US writer ("Gun for a Coward")
Yacov Moshe Maza "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."

Jackie Mason
(06/09/1928 – 07/24/2021)
US comic ("The Jerk")
Loretta Cottin "Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses."

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
(06/09/1939 – )
US editor, writer (founding editor of Ms magazine) ("How to Make It in a Man's World")
Dick Vitale "Twelve for 23... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under 50 percent."

Dick Vitale
(06/09/1939 – )
US basketball coach, sportscaster
"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name."

Ugo Betti
(02/04/1892 – 06/09/1953)
Italian playwright ("The Fugitive")
Michael Andrew Fox "I got sick of turning on the TV and seeing my face."

Michael J. Fox
(06/09/1961 – )
Canadian actor ("Back to the Future")
Paul Beatty "If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door."

Paul Beatty
(06/09/1962 – )
US writer, educator ("The Sellout")
Pearl Adler "The only difference between them and my girls is that my girls gave a man his money's worth."

Polly Adler
(04/16/1900 – 06/09/1962)
Belarus-born US madam ("A House Is Not a Home") , on women who marry from greed
John Christopher Depp II "Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar."

Johnny Depp
(06/09/1963 – )
US actor ("Edward Scissorhands")
(was married to Amber Heard; LTR with Winona Ryder)
William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook "He did not seem to care which way he travelled providing he was in the driver's seat."

Lord Beaverbrook
(05/25/1879 – 06/09/1964)
Canadian statesman, publisher ("Politicians and the Press") , on David Lloyd George
Sybil Thorndike "I want Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D played at my funeral. If it isn't I shall jolly well want to know why."

Sybil Thorndike
(10/24/1882 – 06/09/1976)
English actor ("Dawn")
Neta-Lee Hershlag "I couldn't be anorexic because I like food too much, and I couldn't be bulimic because I hate throwing up too much."

Natalie Portman
(06/09/1981 – )
Israeli-US actor ("Léon: The Professional")
"Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now."

Richard Eberhart
(04/05/1904 – 06/09/2005)
US writer ("A Bravery of Earth")
William West Anderson "If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or stupidity—I'm not sure which."

Adam West
(09/19/1928 – 06/09/2017)
US actor ("Family Guy")