"It was Thy day, sweet! and did rise
Not from the East, but from Thine eyes."

Richard Crashaw
(??/??/1613 – 08/21/1649)
English writer
Mary Wortley Montagu "I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise."

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
(05/15/1689 – 08/21/1762)
English writer
William Basie "Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!"

Count Basie
(08/21/1904 – 04/26/1984)
US bandleader
Princess Margaret "In our family, we don't have rifts. We have a jolly good row and then it's all over. And I've only twice ever had a row with my sister."

Princess Margaret
(08/21/1930 – 02/09/2002)
English royalty
"Things happen more frequently in the future than they do in the past." *

Booth Gardner
(08/21/1936 – 03/15/2013)
US Governor (WA)
Lev Davidovich Bronstein "If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes."

Leon Trotsky
(11/07/1879 – 08/21/1940)
Russian revolutionary
"The teacher should make a concerted effort never to lose his temper in the presence of the class. If a man, he may take refuge in profane soliloquies. If a woman, she may follow the example of one sweet-faced tranquil girl who went out in the yard and gnawed a post."

William Lyon Phelps
(01/02/1865 – 08/21/1943)
US educator, writer
John Graham Mellor "I smoked so much dope I'm lucky I didn't turn into a bush."

Joe Strummer
(08/21/1952 – 12/22/2002)
English singer, songwriter (101ers, Clash, Mescaleros)
Kim Cattrall "I'm a trisexual. I'll try anything once."

Kim Cattrall
(08/21/1956 – )
English actor
Jim McMahon "The people don't take baths and they don't speak English. No golf courses, no room service. Who needs it?"

Jim McMahon
(08/21/1959 – )
US football quarterback , on Europe
Carrie-Anne Moss "After The Matrix, I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognise me."

Carrie-Anne Moss
(08/21/1967 – )
Canadian model, actor