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

George Lyttelton
(01/17/1709 – 08/22/1773)
English writer ("Letters from a Persian in England, to his Friend at Ispahan")
(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 ("La Mer")
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 ("A Star Is Born")
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 ("The Awakening")
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 ("Rue Mouffetard, Paris")
"I still have nightmares."

Julius Epstein
(08/22/1909 – 12/30/2000)
US screenwriter ("The Man Who Came to Dinner") , 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 ("I Didn't Know")
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 ("The Illustrated Man")
Honor Blackman "Men who are insecure about their masculinity often challenge me to fights."

Honor Blackman
(08/22/1925 – 04/05/2020)
English actor ("Goldfinger") , 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 ("Crucify")
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) ("I Stay Away")
Kristen Wiig "I always say I want to look haunted."

Kristen Wiig
(08/22/1973 – )
US comic actor (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 ("The Ascent of Man")
"There's one good kind of writer—a dead one."

James T. Farrell
(02/27/1904 – 08/22/1979)
US writer ("The Studs Lonigan trilogy")
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 ("The Cowboys")
(was married to George C. Scott; mother with him 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 ("Goodbye and Good Luck")