Alfred, Lord Tennyson "Reading him is like wading through glue."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(08/06/1809 – 10/06/1892)
English writer , on Ben Jonson
Paul Claudel "It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them."

Paul Claudel
(08/06/1868 – 02/23/1955)
French writer
Louella Rose Oettinger "She looks like she combs her hair with an eggbeater."

Louella Parsons
(08/06/1881 – 12/09/1972)
US gossip , on Joan Collins
"It is not impossible that the future belongs to this 'traumverwirrten Katzenjammerstil' (nightmarish hangover style), a future which we therefore do not envy."

Eduard Hanslick
(09/11/1825 – 08/06/1904)
Czech critic , on Bruckner
Lucille Désirée Ball "The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Lucille Ball
(08/06/1911 – 04/26/1989)
US comic, actor
Robert Mitchum "There are all kinds of rumors about me. And they're all true, every one of them. You can make some up if you want."

Robert Mitchum
(08/06/1917 – 07/01/1997)
US actor
Andrew Warhola "Richard Simmons is carrying Rex Reed's baby."

Andy Warhol
(08/06/1928 – 02/22/1987)
Polish-US artist
Diane di Prima "throw in your lot
w/the gals & guys on the streets
write like you talk
talk like you sing
sing like you dance"

Diane di Prima
(08/06/1934 – 10/25/2020)
US poet (child with Imamu Amiri Baraka)
Charles Edward Haden "Play like the moon."

Charlie Haden
(08/06/1937 – 07/11/2014)
US bassist, composer , advice to students
Hiram Johnson "I do not by any means believe the initiative, the referendum, and the recall are the panacea for all our political ills, yet they do give to the electorate the power of action when desired, and they do place in the hands of the people the means by which they may protect themselves."

Hiram Johnson
(09/02/1866 – 08/06/1945)
US Governor, Senator (CA) (Note: Johnson died of old age the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima)
"I've been travelling so much, I haven't had time to grow it."

Bob Horner
(08/06/1957 – )
US baseball player , on his beard
Edmund Preston Biden "You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go on to the next one."

Preston Sturges
(08/29/1898 – 08/06/1959)
US writer
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan "It's human nature. Twenty-six people love the movie, and the 27th person hates it, and the only thing you can think about is the 27th person."

M. Night Shyamalan
(08/06/1970 – )
Indian writer, producer, director
Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini "Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."

Pope Paul VI
(09/26/1897 – 08/06/1978)
Italian religious leader
"Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie."

Harry Reasoner
(04/17/1923 – 08/06/1991)
US telejournalist
"The bastardized offspring of Italian baroque grafted onto the ostentatious whims of a Mughal despot."

Andre Weil
(05/06/1906 – 08/06/1998)
French mathematician , on the Taj Mahal
Larry Adler "Even Bach comes down to the basic suck, blow, suck, suck, blow."

Larry Adler
(02/10/1914 – 08/06/2001)
US harmonica player
Edsger W. Dijkstra "It's good to write programs occasionally, as long as you don't run them."

Edsger W. Dijkstra
(05/11/1930 – 08/06/2002)
Dutch computer scientist