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, neo-pagan
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
Mary Flannery O'Connor "When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville."

Flannery O'Connor
(03/25/1925 – 08/03/1964)
US writer
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