Rolando Bandinelli "When God deprived bishops of sons, Satan gave them nephews."

Pope Alexander III
(??/??/1100? – 08/30/1181)
Italian religious leader , on nepotism in the church
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin "My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed—my dearest pleasure when free."

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(08/30/1797 – 02/01/1851)
English writer ("Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus")
(daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin; was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Ernest Rutherford "If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment."

Ernest Rutherford
(08/30/1871 – 10/19/1937)
New Zealand physicist
Huey Long "Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy."

Huey Long
(08/30/1893 – 09/10/1935)
US Senator (LA)
Thelma Marjorie Ford "Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance."

Shirley Booth
(08/30/1898 – 10/16/1992)
US actor
John Gunther "All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."

John Gunther
(08/30/1901 – 05/29/1970)
US writer ("Death Be Not Proud")
Roy Wilkins "Nothing should be overlooked in fighting for better education. Be persistent and ornery: this will be good for the lethargic educational establishment and will aid the whole cause of public education."

Roy Wilkins
(08/30/1901 – 09/08/1981)
US activist, statesman
Fred MacMurray "Carole Lombard was a wonderful girl. Swore like a man. Other women try, but she really did."

Fred MacMurray
(08/30/1908 – 11/05/1991)
US actor
Joan Blondell "I heard that, before 'Baby Jane,' when Bette Davis was washed up in the movies and took her act on the road, Tallulah Bankhead sent her a first-night telegram which read: 'Kisses on Your Opening.' Tallulah was AC-DC. Bette is strictly B.D."

Joan Blondell
(08/30/1906 – 12/25/1979)
US actor
(was married to Dick Powell, Michael Todd)
"That part of his speech was rather like being savaged by a dead sheep."

Denis Healey
(08/30/1917 – 10/03/2015)
English statesman , on being attacked by Sir Geoffrey Howe in debate
Ted Williams "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."

Ted Williams
(08/30/1918 – 07/05/2002)
US baseball player
"Every newborn baby is a little savage."

Daryl Gates
(08/30/1926 – 04/16/2010)
US police chief (Los Angeles)
Warren Buffett "The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it."

Warren Buffett
(08/30/1930 – )
US investor , on junk bonds
Ada Esther Leverson "Everything comes to the man who won't wait."

Ada Leverson
(10/10/1862 – 08/30/1933)
English writer
John Phillips "Traditionally, songwriters can't sing. And that holds true in my case, also."

John Phillips
(08/30/1935 – 03/18/2001)
US singer, songwriter (Mamas and the Papas) ("California Dreamin'")
(was married to Michelle Phillips)
Elizabeth Ann Cole "The only thing I like about being an actress is acting."

Elizabeth Ashley
(08/30/1939 – )
US actor
Jonathan Aitken "In Port Headland, happiness comes smithereen-shaped."

Jonathan Aitken
(08/30/1942 – )
Irish minister, PM, perjurer
Robert Crumb "At least I hate myself as much as I hate anybody else."

Robert Crumb
(08/30/1943 – )
US comic artist
Jean-Claude Killy "To win you have to risk loss."

Jean-Claude Killy
(08/30/1943 – )
French skier
Molly Ivins "What is a teenager in San Francisco to rebel against, for pity's sake? Their parents are all so busy trying to be non-judgmental, it's no wonder they take to dyeing their hair green."

Molly Ivins
(08/30/1944 – 01/31/2007)
US writer
Margaret Ann Lipton "No one knows me with dark hair."

Peggy Lipton
(08/30/1946 – 05/11/2019)
US actor ("The Mod Squad")
(married to Quincy Jones; mother of Rashida Jones)
Lewis Black "I do have certain feelings. My feeling is that whoever is in charge, I want him out."

Lewis Black
(08/30/1948 – )
US comic , on his political views
Cameron Diaz "I'm a salty, greasy girl. I give every french fry a fair chance."

Cameron Diaz
(08/30/1972 – )
US actor
Jean Seberg "Money doesn't buy happiness. But happiness isn't everything."

Jean Seberg
(11/13/1938 – 08/30/1979)
US actor
Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe "Fred Astaire will never say, though he's always asked, which of his dancing ladies was his favorite partner. If you ask me, he preferred the solo turns."

(02/16/1921 – 08/30/1981)
US dancer, actor
"Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars."

George Mikes
(02/15/1912 – 08/30/1987)
English writer
Charles Buchinsky "I look like a quarry someone has dynamited."

Charles Bronson
(11/03/1921 – 08/30/2003)
US actor
Naguib Mahfouz "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."

Naguib Mahfouz
(12/11/1911 – 08/30/2006)
Egyptian writer