"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
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
"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to."

Carl van Doren
(09/10/1885 – 07/18/1950)
US writer, educator (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 (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
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 , 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 (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 (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 (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 (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
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
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 (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 (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 , on declining visibility in middle age