Joshua Reynolds "...and I should desire that the last word which I pronounce in this Academy, and from this place, might be the name of Michael Angelo."

Sir Joshua Reynolds
(07/16/1723 – 02/23/1792)
English artist
Mary Baker Eddy "I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art."

Mary Baker Eddy
(07/16/1821 – 12/03/1910)
US evangelist, founder of Christian Science
"In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular."

Kathleen Norris
(07/16/1880 – 01/18/1966)
US writer
Mary Ann Todd "My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."

Mary Todd Lincoln
(12/13/1818 – 07/16/1882)
US First Lady (20) (was married to Abraham Lincoln)
Edmond Huot de Goncourt "Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization."

Edmond Huot de Goncourt
(05/26/1822 – 07/16/1896)
French writer (brother of Jules-Alfred Hout de Goncourt)
Ruby Catherine Stevens "My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth."

Barbara Stanwyck
(07/16/1907 – 01/20/1990)
US actor (was married to Robert Taylor)
Virginia Katherine McMath "My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months."

Ginger Rogers
(07/16/1911 – 04/25/1995)
US actor, dancer
Anita Brookner "A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."

Anita Brookner
(07/16/1928 – 03/10/2016)
English writer
Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood "She took one of her poodle's charcoal biscuits out of the packet and ate it herself. 'Either these are quite delicious or quite disgusting. Like many things in life, it's rather hard to tell which,' she said."

Lady Caroline Blackwood
(07/16/1931 – 02/14/1996)
English writer (was married to Robert Lowell)
Hilaire Belloc "When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'"

Hilaire Belloc
(07/27/1870 – 07/16/1953)
French writer
Phoebe Cates "I feel really strongly that if people spend a lot of money on something, they shouldn't see it on 400 other people."

Phoebe Cates
(07/16/1963 – )
US actor (married to Kevin Kline)
John William Ferrell "If I'm on the phone with you a year from now talking about how I'm now a substitute school teacher, then it didn't work out... I'll miss just about every part of it (life in New York), good or bad. I'll miss getting picked up by the police, urinating on cars in public, things like that."

Will Ferrell
(07/16/1967 – )
US actor (SNL)
Harry Chapin "Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people."

Harry Chapin
(12/07/1942 – 07/16/1981)
US singer, songwriter
Robert Motherwell "I dislike a picture that is too suave or too skilfully done. But, contrariwise, I also dislike a picture that looks too inept or blundering."

Robert Motherwell
(01/24/1915 – 07/16/1991)
US artist
"The streets are safe in Philadelphia; it's only the people that make them unsafe."

Frank Rizzo
(10/23/1920 – 07/16/1991)
US mayor (Philadelphia)
Eleanore Marie Sarton "The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind."

May Sarton
(05/03/1912 – 07/16/1995)
US writer (portrait by Polly Thayer Starr)
"When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little."

Sir Stephen Spender
(02/28/1909 – 07/16/1995)
English writer
John Dawson Winter III "My music being blacker than any other white musician's and more technical than black musicians. I try to compromise between the primitive and the technical."

Johnny Winter
(02/23/1944 – 07/16/2014)
US guitarist , on possible reasons for his early success
George Andrew Romero "I'm like my zombies. I won't stay dead!"

George A. Romero
(02/04/1940 – 07/16/2017)
US director
"A democracy cannot function correctly when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold."

John Paul Stevens
(04/20/1920 – 07/16/2019)
US Supreme Court Justice