Francois Rene de Chateaubriand "One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious."

Francois Rene de Chateaubriand
(09/04/1768 – 07/04/1848)
French writer ("Atala, ou Les Amours de deux sauvages dans le désert (Atala, or the Loves of Two Savages in the Desert)")
Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud "No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell."

Antonin Artaud
(09/04/1896 – 03/04/1948)
French writer ("The Theatre and Its Double")
Eileen Mary Challans "How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?"

Mary Renault
(09/04/1905 – 12/13/1983)
English writer ("The Persian Boy")
Richard Wright "The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination."

Richard Wright
(09/04/1908 – 11/28/1960)
US writer ("Native Son")
Paul Harvey Aurandt "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

Paul Harvey
(09/04/1918 – 02/28/2009)
US radio journalist ("The Rest of the Story")
"My children loved them, but I always thought they were repulsive books, the 'Narnia' books. I can't stand that awful lion!"

Joan Delano Aiken
(09/04/1924 – 01/04/2004)
English writer ("The Wolves of Willoughby Chase") , on C. S. Lewis' series
Tom Watson "Sometimes thinking too much can destroy your momentum."

Tom Watson
(09/04/1949 – )
US golfer
Irwin Edman "It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved."

Irwin Edman
(11/28/1896 – 09/04/1954)
US philosopher, professor ("Philosopher's Holiday")
Albert Schweitzer "The deeper we look into nature the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret, and we are all united to all this life."

Dr. Albert Schweitzer
(01/14/1875 – 09/04/1965)
humanitarian, theologian, missionary, organist, and medical doctor ("The Quest of the Historical Jesus")
"I fought the lawn, and the lawn won."

Rebecca Elizabeth Kerewsky
(09/04/1965 – )
US explorer , on mowing damp grass
Marcel Achard "Women like silent men. They think they're listening."

Marcel Achard
(07/05/1899 – 09/04/1974)
French writer ("L'Idiote (The Idiot)")
"Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market."

E. F. Schumacher
(08/16/1911 – 09/04/1977)
German-born economist ("Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered")
Jean Rostand "A man is not old as long as he is seeking something."

Jean Rostand
(10/30/1894 – 09/04/1977)
French lampoonist, moralist, historian of the life sciences, biologist, popularizer scientific, pacifist, humanistic, anticlerical... ("Le Retour des Pauvres (Return of the Poor)")
Beyoncé Knowles "I'm a human being and I fall in love and sometimes I don't have control of every situation."

Beyoncé Knowles
(09/04/1981 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Formation")
(married to Jay-Z)
"When people say, 'You're breaking my heart,' they do in fact usually mean that you're breaking their genitals."

Jeffrey Bernard
(05/27/1932 – 09/04/1997)
English writer ("Reach for the Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard")
Steve Irwin "If something ever happens to me, people are gonna be like 'we knew a croc would get him!'"

Steve Irwin
(02/22/1962 – 09/04/2006)
Australian wildlife conservationist ("The Crocodile Hunter")
"I turn over a new leaf every day. But the blots show through."

Keith Waterhouse
(02/06/1929 – 09/04/2009)
English writer ("Billy Liar")
Joan Sandra Molinsky "If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor."

Joan Rivers
(06/08/1933 – 09/04/2014)
US comic ("The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz")
"If a figure looks interesting, it's probably wrong."

Sir Claus Moser
(11/24/1922 – 09/04/2015)
German-born English statistician
Willard Scott "I got more mail than anybody on the history of The Today Show, but half of it was to get me off the air."

Willard Scott
(03/07/1934 – 09/04/2021)
US TV person ("Today")