Rachel Donelson Jackson "To tell you of this city, I would not do justice to the subject. The extravagance is in dressing and running to parties."

Rachel Donelson Jackson
(06/15/1767 – 12/22/1828)
Would've been US first lady (7), but died before the inauguration (married to Andrew Jackson) , on Washington DC
Thomas Campbell "An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin?
For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin."

Thomas Campbell
(07/27/1777 – 06/15/1844)
Scottish writer
James Knox Polk "No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure."

James K. Polk
(11/02/1795 – 06/15/1849)
US President (11)
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan Norton "Until I truly loved, I was alone."

Caroline Sheridan Norton
(03/22/1808 – 06/15/1877)
English writer (granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; involved in scandal with William Lamb Melbourne)
"The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool."

William McFee
(06/15/1881 – 07/02/1966)
US writer
Saul Steinberg "I think, therefore Descartes exists."

Saul Steinberg
(06/15/1914 – 05/12/1999)
Romanian cartoonist
Morris Udall "For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter."

Morris Udall
(06/15/1922 – 12/12/1998)
US Congressman (AZ), presidential contender
Mario Cuomo "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."

Mario Cuomo
(06/15/1932 – 01/01/2015)
US Governor (NY), presidential contender
Waylon Jennings "When they called 'em rock'n'roll pioneers, they were talking about the music. But that pretty much described the living conditions, too."

Waylon Jennings
(06/15/1937 – 02/13/2002)
US musician , on touring with Buddy Holly
Harry Nilsson "I get nervous when they start shooting piano players. "

Harry Nilsson
(06/15/1941 – 01/15/1994)
US singer, songwriter
"Women prefer Democrats to men."

Tony Coelho
(06/15/1942 – )
US rep (CA)
Jim Varney "Ernest is a neighbor or relative that we've all had at one time. He's abrasive, but he doesn't mean to be. He gets excited and ends up standing on your toes. I try to make him clownish and I don't want him too low key; and he's physically funny."

Jim Varney
(06/15/1949 – 02/10/2000)
US actor
John Sansing "Nobody wants a quarter-inch drill bit. What they want is a quarter-inch hole."

John Sansing
(06/15/1959 – )
US best friend of quotekeeper, musician, inventor, sheet-metal journeyman
Helen Hunt "To tell you the truth, I donīt have any expensive tastes. Iīm just as happy going to a beach and sitting in the sun today as I was ten years ago. I wouldn't feel comfortable if I drove there in a Bentley convertible."

Helen Hunt
(06/15/1963 – )
US actor (was married to Hank Azaria)
Courteney Bass Cox "I have to be physically attracted to someone. But I can't just be with someone just because it's great sex. Because orgasms don't last long enough."

Courteney Cox Arquette
(06/15/1964 – )
US actor (Friends) (was married to David Arquette)
John Leslie Montgomery "When I got pretty good I went on the road with a group. We starved."

Wes Montgomery
(03/06/1923 – 06/15/1968)
US guitarist
Mary Ellen Cook "Arnold, if you ever need advice on the state of California or want to grope another girl, call me."

Mary Carey
(06/15/1980 – )
US porn star, gubernatorial candidate (CA)
"When you're out of office, you can be a statesman."

John Connally, Jr.
(02/27/1917 – 06/15/1993)
US Secretary of Treasury
Ella Fitzgerald "I stole everything that I heard, but mostly I stole from the horns."

Ella Fitzgerald
(04/25/1917 – 06/15/1996)
US singer
Hume Cronyn "The whole business of marshalling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older."

Hume Cronyn
(07/18/1911 – 06/15/2003)
Canadian actor (was married to Jessica Tandy)