"When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news."

Charles Anderson Dana
(08/08/1819 – 10/17/1897)
US newspaper magnate ("Recollections of the Civil War")
George Canning "...And finds, with keen, discriminating sight,
Black's not so black, nor white so very white."

George Canning
(04/11/1770 – 08/08/1827)
British PM (19)
Louise Lester Beal "Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood." *

Louise Lester Beal
(08/08/1867 – 11/18/1952)
US actor ("Calamity Anne's Inheritance")
Sara Teasdale "No one worth possessing can be quite possessed."

Sara Teasdale
(08/08/1884 – 01/29/1933)
US writer ("There Will Come Soft Rains")
"Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth."

Arthur J. Goldberg
(08/08/1908 – 01/19/1990)
US Supreme Court Justice
Esther Williams "I begged them to please make me something that wouldn't ride up my, well, you know. And they all told me that they used all the rubber for the tanks."

Esther Williams
(08/08/1921 – 06/06/2013)
US swimming actor ("Million Dollar Mermaid") , on wartime swimsuit material
(was married to Fernando Lamas)
Dustin Hoffman "A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution."

Dustin Hoffman
(08/08/1937 – )
US actor ("Rain Man")
Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia "She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop."

Connie Stevens
(08/08/1938 – )
US actor ("Hawaiian Eye")
(was married to Eddie Fisher)
Keith Carradine "They don't mean anything to me. Until I win one."

Keith Carradine
(08/08/1949 – )
US actor ("Nashville") , on awards
(son of John Carradine; brother of David Carradine; father of Martha Plimpton)
Robin Quivers "If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'"

Robin Quivers
(08/08/1952 – )
US radio, TV person , on co-hosting the Howard Stern show
"Whenever the impulse to exercise comes over me, I lie down until it passes away"

J. P. McEvoy
(01/10/1897 – 08/08/1958)
US writer ("Dixie Dugan")
David Howell Evans "Whatever you do, do not get into a car with Bono. He's not great at the old driving."

The Edge
(08/08/1960 – )
English-born Irish guitarist (U2) ("Sunday Bloody Sunday")
Shirley Jackson "The idea of a series of items, following one another docilely, forms the only possible reasonable approach to life if you have to live it with a home and a husband and children, none of whom would dream of following one another docilely."

Shirley Jackson
(12/14/1916 – 08/08/1965)
US writer ("The Haunting of Hill House")
Louise Brooks "The best-read idiot in the world."

Louise Brooks
(11/14/1906 – 08/08/1985)
US actor ("Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)") , on herself
(affair with William S. Paley)
"We're an ideal political family, as accessible as Disneyland."

Maureen Reagan
(01/04/1941 – 08/08/2001)
US first family member
(daughter of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman; sister of Michael Reagan; stepdaughter of Nancy Reagan)
Vina Fay Wray "I used to resent 'King Kong,' but now I don't fight it anymore. I realize that it is a classic, and I am pleased to be associated with it. Why, only recently an entire issue of a French magazine was devoted to discussing the picture from its artistic, moral, and even religious aspects."

Fay Wray
(09/15/1907 – 08/08/2004)
US actor ("The Most Dangerous Game")
Patsy Louise Neal "[Hollywood] always sounds glamorous when you're young."

Patricia Neal
(01/20/1926 – 08/08/2010)
US actor ("The Day the Earth Stood Still")
(was married to Roald Dahl)
Glen Campbell "The stuff I can't remember is great because it's a lot of stuff I don't want to remember anyway."

Glen Campbell
(04/22/1937 – 08/08/2017)
US singer, musician, actor ("Gentle on My Mind") , on Alzheimer's