John Clare "Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares..."

John Clare
(07/13/1793 – 05/20/1864)
English writer
"Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument."

Rufus Choate
(10/01/1799 – 07/13/1859)
US Senator (MA)
"No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage."

Clifford Bax
(07/13/1886 – 11/18/1962)
English writer
"Whatever it was that this actress never had, she still hasn't got it."

Bosley Crowther
(07/13/1905 – 03/07/1981)
US writer , on Loretta Young
Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka "The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail."

Wole Soyinka
(07/13/1934 – )
African writer
Patrick Stewart "I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair."

Patrick Stewart
(07/13/1940 – )
English actor
Harrison Ford "I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky."

Harrison Ford
(07/13/1942 – )
US actor (Star Wars)
Alfred Stieglitz "I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing."

Alfred Stieglitz
(01/01/1864 – 07/13/1946)
US photographer (was married to Georgia O'Keeffe)
"Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child's room late at night hates Legos. I think Mr. Lego should be strung up from a scaffold made of his horrid little pockmarked arch-puncturing plastic cubes."

Tony Kornheiser
(07/13/1948 – )
US writer
David Thompson "Ball handling and dribbling are my strongest weaknesses."

David Thompson
(07/13/1953 – )
US basketball player
Frida Kahlo "I suffered two grave accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down... The other accident is Diego."

Frida Kahlo
(07/06/1907 – 07/13/1954)
Mexican artist (died near her birthday; was married to Diego Rivera)
"I learned much more from defeat than I ever learned from winning."

Grantland Rice
(11/01/1880 – 07/13/1954)
US writer
Yousuf Karsh "My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera."

Yousuf Karsh
(12/23/1908 – 07/13/2002)
Armenian-Turkish-Canadian photographer
Aaron Chwatt "Elizabeth Taylor has a big heart. She recently built a halfway house for girls who don't want to go all the way."

Red Buttons
(02/05/1919 – 07/13/2006)
US composer, comic, actor, author
Nadine Gordimer "I cannot live with someone who can't live without me."

Nadine Gordimer
(11/20/1923 – 07/13/2014)
S. African writer
"If you want to really relax sometime, just fall to rock bottom and you'll be a happy man. Most all troubles come from having standards."

Thomas Berger
(07/20/1924 – 07/13/2014)
US writer (died near his birthday)