Denis Diderot "All children are essentially criminal."

Denis Diderot
(10/05/1713 – 07/31/1784)
French philosopher, encyclopedist
Andrew Johnson "Let them impeach, and be damned!"

Andrew Johnson
(12/29/1808 – 07/31/1875)
US President (17), VP (16)
Jean Dubuffet "The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity."

Jean Dubuffet
(07/31/1901 – 05/12/1985)
French artist
Milton Friedman "Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."

Milton Friedman
(07/31/1912 – 11/16/2006)
US economist
"What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?"

Irv Kupcinet
(07/31/1912 – 11/10/2003)
US writer
Curt Gowdy "If there's a pileup, they'll have to give some of the players artificial insemination."

Curt Gowdy
(07/31/1919 – 02/20/2006)
US sports announcer , announcing for the AFL all-star game on a flooded field
Whitney M. Young "The hardest work in the world is being out of work."

Whitney M. Young, Jr.
(07/31/1921 – 03/11/1971)
US writer
Lynne Reid Banks "And tell me, does your husband have big balls?"

Lynne Reid Banks
(07/31/1929 – )
English writer , to wife of Swedish ambassador to England, referring to social events
Sherry Lansing "I think we've blown up everything we can blow up."

Sherry Lansing
(07/31/1944 – )
US film director (married to William Friedkin)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry "Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
(06/29/1900 – 07/31/1944)
French writer, adventurer
Joanne Rowling "Well, it will be a papery object with pages inside."

J. K. Rowling
(07/31/1965 – )
English writer , on the next Harry Potter book
"To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature."

Ernst Fischer
(07/03/1899 – 07/31/1972)
Austrian writer
"If there is a technological advance without a social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery."

Michael Harrington
(02/24/1928 – 07/31/1989)
US writer
Poul William Anderson "We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them?"

Poul Anderson
(11/25/1926 – 07/31/2001)
US writer
"The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't."

Mitch Miller
(07/04/1911 – 07/31/2010)
US bandleader, A&R director
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."

Gore Vidal
(10/03/1925 – 07/31/2012)
US writer
Jeanne Moreau "Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."

Jeanne Moreau
(01/23/1928 – 07/31/2017)
French actor (was married to William Friedkin)
"Directors do not improve with age."

Alan Parker
(02/14/1944 – 07/31/2020)
English film director