"Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
Some said, It might do good; others said, no."

John Bunyan
(11/28/1628 – 08/31/1688)
English writer, minister
Apology, The Pilgrim's Progress
Charles Baudelaire "Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry."

Charles Baudelaire
(04/09/1821 – 08/31/1867)
French writer
Maria Montessori "If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."

Dr. Maria Montessori
(08/31/1870 – 05/06/1952)
Italian educator
Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel "God granted me the privilege of knowing the brilliant works of our time before they left the hands of their creators. And if I was allowed to assist these knights for a while, then my existence is justified and blessed!"

Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel
(08/31/1879 – 12/11/1964)
Austrian writer (was married to Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel; had affairs with Oskar Kokoschka, Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schoenberg, Gerhart Hauptman, Alban Berg, Enrico Caruso, Alexander Zemlinksy, Johannes Hollnsteiner, among others)
George William Curtis "While we read history we make history."

George William Curtis
(02/24/1824 – 08/31/1892)
US writer
Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel "Co-starring with Garbo hardly constituted an introduction."

Fredric March
(08/31/1897 – 04/14/1975)
US actor
Arthur Godfrey "I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is—I could be just as proud for half the money."

Arthur Godfrey
(08/31/1903 – 03/16/1983)
US actor
William Saroyan "The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited."

William Saroyan
(08/31/1908 – 05/18/1981)
US writer (was married to Carol Grace)
Alan Jay Lerner "The female sex has no greater fan than I, and I have the bills to prove it."

Alan Jay Lerner
(08/31/1918 – 06/14/1986)
US lyricist (songwriting partner of Frederick Loewe; was married to Nancy Olson, among others)
Leonard Hacker "I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing."

Buddy Hackett
(08/31/1924 – 06/30/2003)
US comic
Eldridge Cleaver "You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman."

Eldridge Cleaver
(08/31/1935 – 05/01/1998)
US activist
Van Morrison "Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."

Van Morrison
(08/31/1945 – )
Irish-US singer
Richard Tiffany Gere "I don't want to be a personality."

Richard Gere
(08/31/1949 – )
US actor (was married to Cindy Crawford)
Georges Braque "There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."

Georges Braque
(05/13/1882 – 08/31/1963)
French artist
Debbie Gibson "I am driven, even though I don't drive."

Debbie Gibson
(08/31/1970 – )
US singer
John Ford "It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor."

John Ford
(02/01/1894 – 08/31/1973)
US filmmaker
Henry Moore "In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture."

Henry Moore
(07/30/1898 – 08/31/1986)
English sculptor
"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper,
set the clouds
to one great roof of flame
above the earth."

Elizabeth Coatsworth
(05/31/1893 – 08/31/1986)
US writer
Diana Frances Spencer "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

Princess Diana
(07/01/1961 – 08/31/1997)
Welsh royalty (was married to Prince Charles)
Lionel Hampton "Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating."

Lionel Hampton
(04/20/1908 – 08/31/2002)
US jazz great
Carl Wayne "If, as some of them say, we were exciting fans to the point of violence then surely the law would have been on to us. No performer wants that and nothing of the kind was ever intended. We're a new act with a new way of presenting our material. Sure it's different from, for instance, the Bachelors, just as Presley was never expected to present his numbers in the style of Sinatra."

Carl Wayne
(08/18/1943 – 08/31/2004)
English singer (the Move)
David Frost "He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed."

Sir David Frost
(04/07/1939 – 08/31/2013)
English TV personality