"Women, like princes, find few real friends."

George Lyttelton
(01/17/1709 – 08/22/1773)
English writer (father of Lady Frederick Cavendish)
Claude Debussy "In opera, there is always too much singing."

Claude Debussy
(08/22/1862 – 03/25/1918)
French composer
Dorothy Parker "All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends."

Dorothy Parker
(08/22/1893 – 06/07/1967)
US writer
Robert Arthur Talbot - Gascoyne-Cecil Salisbury "They improvidentially piped growing volumes of sewage into the sea, the healing virtues of which were advertised on every railway station."

Robert Cecil
(02/03/1830 – 08/22/1903)
British PM (37)
Katherine O'Flaherty "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."

Kate Chopin
(02/08/1850 – 08/22/1904)
US writer
Deng Xiaoping "Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious."

Deng Xiaoping
(08/22/1904 – 02/19/1997)
Chinese communist leader
Henri Cartier-Bresson "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."

Henri Cartier-Bresson
(08/22/1908 – 08/03/2004)
French photographer
"I still have nightmares."

Julius Epstein
(08/22/1909 – 12/30/2000)
US screenwriter , on Ronald Reagan being considered for the lead in 'Casablanca'
John Lee Hooker "No matter what you got, the blues is there."

John Lee Hooker
(08/22/1917 – 06/21/2001)
US blues singer
Mary McGrory "Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance."

Mary McGrory
(08/22/1918 – 04/20/2004)
US journalist
Ray Bradbury "We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."

Ray Bradbury
(08/22/1920 – 06/05/2012)
US writer
Honor Blackman "Men who are insecure about their masculinity often challenge me to fights."

Honor Blackman
(08/22/1925 – 04/05/2020)
English actor , on her role in "the Avengers"
Henry Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. "War is a profane thing."

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
(08/22/1934 – 12/27/2012)
US military
Myra Ellen Amos "Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs."

Tori Amos
(08/22/1963 – )
US singer, songwriter
Layne Staley "I hope more than a handful of you would like to buy me a beer afterwards."

Layne Staley
(08/22/1967 – 04/05/2002)
US singer (Alice in Chains)
Kristen Wiig "I always say I want to look haunted."

Kristen Wiig
(08/22/1973 – )
US comic (SNL)
"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."

Jacob Bronowski
(01/18/1908 – 08/22/1974)
Polish-English mathematician
"There's one good kind of writer—a dead one."

James T. Farrell
(02/27/1904 – 08/22/1979)
US writer
Colleen Dewhurst "There is no going back. God knows I've made mistakes, some of them close to tragedies, but then I suppose I'm greedy. I wanted it all."

Colleen Dewhurst
(06/03/1941 – 08/22/1991)
Canadian actor (was married to George C. Scott; mother with Scott of Campbell Scott)
Grace Goodside Paley "All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar."

Grace Paley
(12/11/1922 – 08/22/2007)
US writer