Queen Elizabeth I "I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married."

Queen Elizabeth I
(09/07/1533 – 03/24/1603)
English royalty
Hannah More "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

Hannah More
(02/02/1745 – 09/07/1833)
English writer
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon "The style is the man himself."

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
(09/07/1707 – 04/16/1788)
French scientist
Anna Mary Robertson Moses "If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens."

"Grandma" Moses
(09/07/1860 – 12/13/1961)
US artist
Edith Sitwell "I'm patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it."

Dame Edith Sitwell
(09/07/1887 – 12/09/1964)
English writer (sister of Sir Osbert)
John Greenleaf Whittier "Here Greek and Roman find themselves
Alive along these crowded shelves;
And Shakespeare treads again his stage,
And Chaucer paints anew his age."

John Greenleaf Whittier
(12/17/1807 – 09/07/1892)
US writer , on the library
Paul Brown "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less."

Paul Brown
(09/07/1908 – 08/05/1991)
US football coach
Elia Kazantozaglou "The biggest bug in the manure pile."

Elia Kazan
(09/07/1909 – 09/28/2003)
Constantinople-born filmmaker , on Harry Cohn
Al McGuire "I think the world is run by C students."

Al McGuire
(09/07/1928 – 01/26/2001)
US basketball coach
Malcolm Bradbury "I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world."

Sir Malcolm Bradbury
(09/07/1932 – 11/27/2000)
English writer
Charles Hardin Holley "If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel."

Buddy Holly
(09/07/1936 – 02/03/1959)
US singer, songwriter (Crickets)
Dario Argento "The sound, it looks wonderful."

Dario Argento
(09/07/1940 – )
Italian director (father of Asia Argento)
Elizabeth Tilberis "When I wake up in the middle of the night, I don't worry about cancer. I worry about Harper's Bazaar."

Elizabeth Tilberis
(09/07/1947 – 04/21/1999)
US editor (Harper's Bazaar)
"I first saw [President Reagan] as a foot, a highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door.It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little... frail.I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads."

Peggy Noonan
(09/07/1950 – )
US speechwriter
John Sloan "There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate."

John Sloan
(08/02/1871 – 09/07/1951)
US artist
Maria Africa Gracia Vidal "When I see myself on the screen, I am so beautiful, I jump for joy."

Maria Montez
(06/06/1912 – 09/07/1951)
Dominican actor (was married to Jean-Pierre Aumont; mother with him of Tina Aumont)
Christine Ellen Hynde "The thing about Janis is that she just looked so unique, an ugly duckling dressed as a princess, fearlessly so. Seeing her live was like watching a boxing match. Her performance was so in your face and electrifying that it really put you right there in the moment. There you were living your nice little life in the suburbs and suddenly there was this train wreck, and it was Janis."

Chrissie Hynde
(09/07/1951 – )
US singer, songwriter (Pretenders) (LTR with Ray Davies)
Karen Blixen "Man and woman are two locked caskets, of which each contains the key to the other."

Isak Dinesen
(04/17/1885 – 09/07/1962)
Danish writer
Annette Jones "You know what turns a girl on more than anything? Take out the trash sometimes."

Leslie Jones
(09/07/1967 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
Everett Dirksen "A billion here, a billion there—pretty soon it adds up to real money."

Everett Dirksen
(01/04/1896 – 09/07/1969)
US senator (IL)
Keith Moon "I'm the best Keith Moon-type drummer in the world."

Keith Moon
(08/23/1946 – 09/07/1978)
English drummer (The Who) , some say John Bonham said this
Evan Rachel Wood "And crazy, by the way, is the highest compliment I pay. [Boyfriend Marilyn Manson] is definitely crazy. Hopefully I am, too."

Evan Rachel Wood
(09/07/1987 – )
US actor
Alan John Percivale Taylor "Like most of those who study history, he [Napoleon III] learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones."

A. J. P. Taylor
(03/25/1906 – 09/07/1990)
English historian
"All in all, it's just another flick to appall."

Paul Taylor
(??/??/1957 – 09/07/1992)
Australian critic , on Pink Floyd's "The Wall"
Kathleen Victoria Hetzekian "Never let a crazy blonde in a bathroom all alone. Never work it out."

Cyrinda Foxe
(02/22/1962 – 09/07/2002)
US actor, model, and "Jean Genie" (was married to Steven Tyler, David Johansen; affair with David Bowie)
Warren Zevon "I got to be the most f890ed up rock star on the block, at least on my block, and then I got to be a sober dad for 18 years. I've had two very full lives."

Warren Zevon
(01/24/1947 – 09/07/2003)
US singer, songwriter