Stanley Baldwin "They are a lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done very well out of the war."

Stanley Baldwin
(08/03/1867 – 12/14/1947)
British PM (38) , on Parliament
Rupert Brooke "A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early."

Rupert Brooke
(08/03/1887 – 04/23/1915)
English writer ("The Soldier")
Maggie Kuhn "Learning and sex until rigor mortis."

Maggie Kuhn
(08/03/1905 – 04/22/1995)
US Gray Panther
Phyllis Dorothy James "We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends."

P. D. James
(08/03/1920 – 11/27/2014)
English writer
(Image from Salon)
"All television is children's television." *

Richard P. Adler
(08/03/1921 – 06/21/2012)
US? composer, producer?
Joseph Conrad "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

Joseph Conrad
(12/03/1857 – 08/03/1924)
Polish-Ukrainian writer
"In point of substantial merit, the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing and dancing."

Thorstein Veblen
(07/30/1857 – 08/03/1929)
Norwegian economist
(died near his birthday)
Ramon Estevez "I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother."

Martin Sheen
(08/03/1940 – )
US actor
(father of Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen)
Martha Stewart "Basement smells bad. Look for cat poops, change litter. Happy Valentines Day."

Martha Stewart
(08/03/1941 – )
US craft maven , note to her gardener
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette "If I can't have too many truffles I'll do without."

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
(01/28/1873 – 08/03/1954)
French writer ("Gigi")
Mary Flannery O'Connor "When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville."

Flannery O'Connor
(03/25/1925 – 08/03/1964)
US writer ("Wise Blood")
Leonard Alfred Schneider "If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."

Lenny Bruce
(10/13/1925 – 08/03/1966)
US comic
Henri Cartier-Bresson "During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late."

Henri Cartier-Bresson
(08/22/1908 – 08/03/2004)
French photographer
"You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power—he's free again."

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
(12/11/1918 – 08/03/2008)
Russian writer
"I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!" *

Paul McCracken
(12/29/1915 – 08/03/2012)
US economist
Shirley Ann Grau "And isn't it funny, she thought, that it takes two generations to kill off a man? First him, and then his memory..."

Shirley Ann Grau
(07/08/1929 – 08/03/2020)
US writer