Antoine de Rivarol "Very nice, though there are dull stretches."

Antoine de Rivarol
(06/26/1753 – 04/11/1801)
French writer , on another writer's two-line poem
William Thomson "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."

Lord Kelvin
(06/26/1824 – 12/17/1907)
Irish scientist
Bernard Berenson "I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."

Bernard Berenson
(06/26/1865 – 10/06/1959)
Lithuanian-US art critic
"I am tired of all this thing called science here... We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped."

Simon Cameron
(03/08/1799 – 06/26/1889)
US Senator (PA), financier , on the Smithsonian Institution
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck "Ah well, perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked."

Pearl S. Buck
(06/26/1892 – 03/06/1973)
US writer
"Every American carries in his bloodstream the heritage of the malcontent and the dreamer."

Dorothy Fuldheim
(06/26/1893 – 11/03/1989)
US journalist
László Löwenstein "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"

Peter Lorre
(06/26/1904 – 03/23/1964)
Austrian-Hungarian actor , to Vincent Price at Bela Lugosi's funeral
Mildred Ella Didriksen "It's not enough just to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and let 'er fly."

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(06/26/1911 – 09/27/1956)
US golf great
"Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze."

Aime Cesaire
(06/26/1913 – 04/17/2008)
Martinique writer
Milton Glaser "If you have to explain it, it ain't working."

Milton Glaser
(06/26/1931 – 06/26/2020)
US graphic designer (died on his birthday)
"In the civilisation a new law of hostility prevails. And to call it the law of the jungle is unfair to the jungle."

Colin Henry Wilson
(06/26/1931 – 12/05/2013)
English writer
"Three more saves and he ties John the Baptist."

Hank Greenwald
(06/26/1935 – 10/22/2018)
US sports writer, announcer
Ford Hermann Hueffer "Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst."

Ford Madox Ford
(12/17/1873 – 06/26/1939)
English writer
Chris O'Donnell "Robin's got a pretty good gig, but he's gotta get himself a lady. And he's gotta get his own gear, like some kind of cool motorcycle. I'm not talkin' just a side car here, I'm talkin' full-on hog."

Chris O'Donnell
(06/26/1970 – )
US actor , on his role as Bruce Wayne's "ward" in "Batman Forever"
James Strom Thurmond "All the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, our schools, our churches."

Strom Thurmond
(12/05/1902 – 06/26/2003)
US senator (SC), bigot, hypocrite , in 1948
Nora Ephron "That is the truest sign of insanity—insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy."

Nora Ephron
(05/19/1941 – 06/26/2012)
US writer (was married to Carl Bernstein, Dan Greenburg)
Milton Glaser "Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt."

Milton Glaser
(06/26/1931 – 06/26/2020)
US graphic designer (died on his birthday)