"Do you not know, my son, with what little understanding the world is ruled?" *

Pope Julius III
(09/10/1487 – 03/23/1555)
Italian Pope
Mary Wollstonecraft "Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison."

Mary Wollstonecraft
(04/27/1759 – 09/10/1797)
English writer, philosopher ("A Vindication of the Rights of Woman")
(was married to William Godwin; mother with him of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
Joseph Story "No man creates a new language for himself, at least if he be a wise man."

Joseph Story
(09/18/1779 – 09/10/1845)
US Supreme Court justice
Georgia Douglas Johnson "Rise with the hour for which you were made."

Georgia Douglas Johnson
(09/10/1880 – 05/15/1966)
US writer ("A Sunday Morning in the South")
"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to."

Carl van Doren
(09/10/1885 – 07/18/1950)
US writer, educator ("The American Novel")
(brother of Mark Van Doren)
Elsa Schiaparelli "Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women."

Elsa Schiaparelli
(09/10/1890 – 11/13/1973)
Italian-French designer
Franz Werfel "Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy."

Franz Werfel
(09/10/1890 – 08/26/1945)
German writer ("Das Lied von Bernadette (The Song of Bernadette)")
(was married to Alma Schindler)
Georges Bataille "I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction."

Georges Bataille
(09/10/1897 – 07/09/1962)
French writer ("La Part maudite (The Accursed Share)")
Cyril Connolly "He could not blow his nose without moralising on the state of the handkerchief industry."

Cyril Connolly
(09/10/1903 – 11/26/1974)
English writer ("Enemies of Promise") , on George Orwell
Arnold Palmer "The road to success is always under construction."

Arnold Palmer
(09/10/1929 – 09/25/2016)
US golfer
Charles Kuralt "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."

Charles Kuralt
(09/10/1934 – 07/04/1997)
US telejournalist
Roger Maris "Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it."

Roger Maris
(09/10/1934 – 12/14/1985)
US baseball player
Huey Long "The time has come for all good men to rise above principle."

Huey Long
(08/30/1893 – 09/10/1935)
US Senator (LA)
Mary Jane Oliver "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work."

Mary Oliver
(09/10/1935 – 01/17/2019)
US poet ("Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver")
Margaret Sinclair Trudeau "I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel."

Margaret Trudeau
(09/10/1948 – )
Canadian first lady
(was married to Pierre; mother, with him, of Justin Trudeau)
Anthony Joseph Perry "You stick around long enough and you get noticed."

Joe Perry
(09/10/1950 – )
US guitarist (Aerosmith)
"Pithy is as pithy does."

Linda Pedisich
(09/10/1950 – )
US friend of quotekeeper (no hurry to choose a career!)
Amy Irving "In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded."

Amy Irving
(09/10/1953 – )
US actor ("Crossing Delancey")
(was married to Steven Spielberg)
Colin Firth "The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think."

Colin Firth
(09/10/1960 – )
English actor ("The King's Speech")
(LTR and child with Meg Tilly)
Guy Ritchie "We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance."

Guy Ritchie
(09/10/1968 – )
English film director ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels")
(was married to Madonna)
Matthew Ryan Phillippe "Music is my greatest love. If I could play an instrument I would be a musician."

Ryan Phillippe
(09/10/1974 – )
US actor ("I Know What You Did Last Summer")
(was married to Reese Witherspoon)
Dalton Trumbo "Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don't understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist. They happen."

Dalton Trumbo
(12/09/1905 – 09/10/1976)
US writer ("Johnny Got His Gun")
Park Frederick Adams III "No baritone player should be afraid of the noise it makes. Harry Carney isn't!"

Pepper Adams
(10/08/1930 – 09/10/1986)
US saxophonist ("Lovers of Their Time")
Sarah Jane Mayfield "For 10 years I was the wisecracking lady reporter who stormed the city desk snapping, `Stop the presses! I've got a story that will break this town wide open!'"

Jane Wyman
(01/05/1917 – 09/10/2007)
US actor ("Johnny Belinda")
(was married to Ronald Reagan; mother with him of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan)
Anita Roddick "If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just."

Anita Roddick
(10/23/1942 – 09/10/2007)
English businesswoman ("The Body Shop")
Cliff Robertson "The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, 'Who won the Oscar last year?"

Cliff Robertson
(09/09/1923 – 09/10/2011)
US actor ("Charly")
(died near his birthday)
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg "I am devastated at what has happened. I have completely disappeared. I am totally invisible. I never really liked my sexy label but on the other hand, to disappear so totally is quite startling."

Dame Diana Rigg
(07/20/1938 – 09/10/2020)
English actor ("The Avengers") , on declining visibility in middle age