John Gay "Sure men were born to lie, and women, to believe them."

John Gay
(06/30/1685 – 12/04/1732)
English writer
"Be so kind as to turn the matter over in what you are pleased to call your mind."

Richard Bethel, First Baron Westbury
(06/30/1800 – 07/20/1873)
English politician
"It is always brave to say what everyone thinks."

Georges Duhamel
(06/30/1884 – 04/13/1966)
French artist
Stanley Spencer "Do you know what good art is? It is saying "ta" to God."

Sir Stanley Spencer
(06/30/1891 – 12/14/1959)
English painter
"As scandal is the second breath of life my name is down for an early copy."

Harold Laski
(06/30/1893 – 03/24/1950)
English politician , on Margot Asquith's autobiography
Czeslaw Milosz "I've always regretted that I'm made of contradictions. But, if contradiction is impossible to overcome, we have to accept both its ends."

Czeslaw Milosz
(06/30/1911 – 08/14/2004)
Lithuanian writer
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne "It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do."

Lena Horne
(06/30/1917 – 05/09/2010)
US singer, actor
Edythe Marrenner "I'll cry tomorrow."

Susan Hayward
(06/30/1917 – 03/14/1975)
US actor
Andrew Hill "I was talented but crazy, semi-autistic and eccentric."

Andrew Hill
(06/30/1931 – 04/20/2007)
US pianist
Dave Van Ronk "Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone—and hurt them to the bone—you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time."

Dave Van Ronk
(06/30/1936 – 02/10/2002)
US singer, songwriter
Lee deForest "You have debased my child—you have made him a laughingstock of intelligence—a stench in the nostrils of the gods of the ionosphere."

Dr. Lee deForest
(08/26/1873 – 06/30/1961)
US inventor , on his 1906 invention, the Audion Tube, which made commercial radio possible
Margery Allingham "In common with many Christians of the classic type he felt sincerely safer and more at ease when he had given away all he had, like a man passing a ball in a game."

Margery Allingham
(05/20/1904 – 06/30/1966)
English writer
Mike Tyson "Everybody's got plans... until they get hit."

Mike Tyson
(06/30/1966 – )
US boxer
Nancy Mitford "I have only read one book in my life and that is 'White Fang.' It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another."

Nancy Mitford
(11/28/1904 – 06/30/1973)
English writer (sister of Jessica)
Lillian Hellman "A face unclouded by thought."

Lillian Hellman
(06/20/1905 – 06/30/1984)
US writer (same dates as Chet Atkins; LTR with Dashiell Hammett) , on Norma Shearer
Chet Atkins "Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."

Chet Atkins
(06/20/1924 – 06/30/2001)
US guitar great (same dates as Lillian Hellman)
Leonard Hacker "Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much."

Buddy Hackett
(08/31/1924 – 06/30/2003)
US comic
Christopher Fry "Where in this small-talking world can I find a longitude with no platitude?"

Christopher Fry
(12/18/1907 – 06/30/2005)
English writer