Maria Mitchell "Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned—not to see what is not."

Maria Mitchell
(08/01/1818 – 06/28/1889)
US astronomer
Herman Melville "Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian."

Herman Melville
(08/01/1819 – 09/28/1891)
US writer ("Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
Rose Macaulay "It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them."

Dame Rose Macaulay
(08/01/1881 – 10/30/1958)
English writer ("The Towers of Trebizond")
Benjamin Mays "The circumference of life cannot be rightly drawn until the center is set."

Benjamin E. Mays
(08/01/1894 – 03/28/1984)
US educator
Israel Zangwill "No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man."

Israel Zangwill
(01/21/1864 – 08/01/1926)
English writer ("The Big Bow Mystery")
Dominick DeLuise "I'm actually a thin, serious person, but I play fat and funny, but only for the movies."

Dom DeLuise
(08/01/1933 – 05/04/2009)
US comic, actor ("The Twelve Chairs")
Yves Henri Donat Dave Mathieu-Saint-Laurent "It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion."

Yves Saint-Laurent
(08/01/1936 – 06/01/2008)
French Algerian designer ("Le Smoking")
Jerome John Garcia "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."

Jerry Garcia
(08/01/1942 – 08/09/1995
US guitarist, singer (Grateful Dead) ("Deal")
Suzi Gardner "We say it's Lesbian Seven. We say it's a level of consciousness when you get to level seven in meditation. We say it's lubrication, a love jelly called L7. There's actually a guitar amp called L7... there's also a panty size L7—large seven—very apropos for this band."

Suzi Gardner
(08/01/1960 – )
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (L7) ("Pretend We're Dead")
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour "Minds are the real estate of the 21st century."

Chuck D
(08/01/1960 – )
US rapper (Public Enemy) ("Don't Believe the Hype")
Theodore Roethke "Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't."

Theodore Roethke
(05/25/1908 – 08/01/1963)
US writer ("The Waking")
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. "My name ain't Steve Miller, but I fly like an eagle."

(08/01/1963 – )
US rapper, chef ("Gangsta's Paradise")
Sam Mendes "Sex. What Fun."

Sam Mendes
(08/01/1965 – )
English director ("1917") , on filmmaking
(was married to Kate Winslet; had relationship with Jane Horrocks)
Frances Farmer "I went to Sunday school and liked the stories—about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful, but I didn't believe them. It was too vague."

Frances Farmer
(09/19/1913 – 08/01/1970)
US actor ("The Party Crashers")
Sidney Aaron Chayefski "Television is democracy at its ugliest."

Paddy Chayefsky
(01/29/1923 – 08/01/1981)
US writer ("Network")
Barbara Apollina Chalupiec "Damn sympathy! I don't care whether they love me or not. I don't care whether I am beautiful or not. I want a chance to act."

Pola Negri
(01/03/1897 – 08/01/1987)
Polish actor ("A Woman Commands")