Michel de Montaigne "No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly."

Michel de Montaigne
(02/28/1533 – 09/13/1592)
French writer
Daniel Foe "And of all the plagues with which mankind are cursed,
Ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst."

Daniel Defoe
(09/13/1660 – 04/24/1731)
English writer
"We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack."

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(09/13/1830 – 03/12/1916)
Austrian writer
Sherwood Anderson "I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them."

Sherwood Anderson
(09/13/1876 – 03/08/1941)
US writer
John Boynton Priestly "I remember coming across [George Bernard Shaw] at the Grand Canyon and finding him peevish, refusing to admire it, or even look at it properly. He was jealous of it."

J. B. Priestly
(09/13/1894 – 08/14/1984)
English writer
Lily Claudette Chauchoin "It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it."

Claudette Colbert
(09/13/1903 – 07/30/1996)
French actor
Roald Dahl "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

Roald Dahl
(09/13/1916 – 11/23/1990)
Welsh writer (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) (was married to Patricia Neal)
Judith Martin Dear Miss Manners: Please list some tactful ways of removing a man's saliva from your face.
Gentle Reader: Please list some decent ways of acquiring a man's saliva on your face.

Judith "Miss Manners" Martin
(09/13/1938 – )
US advice columnist
"Those who talk don't know what is going on and those who know what is going on won't talk."

Larry Speakes
(09/13/1939 – 01/10/2014)
US press secretary
Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset "Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together."

Jacqueline Bisset
(09/13/1944 – )
US actor
Nell Ruth Hardy "You have to put on more faces to pretend who you are."

Nell Carter
(09/13/1948 – 01/23/2003)
US actor
Dave Mustaine "Being on the road hasn't tarnished our viewpoints towards women. If anything, it's made us better in bed."

Dave Mustaine
(09/13/1961 – )
US guitarist (Megadeth)
Leopold Stokowski "A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence."

Leopold Stokowski
(04/18/1882 – 09/13/1977)
English-born US conductor (was married to Gloria Vanderbilt)
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart "The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false."

Fiona Apple
(09/13/1977 – )
US singer, songwriter
Marya Mannes "Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."

Marya Mannes
(11/14/1904 – 09/13/1990)
US writer
Joe Pasternak "An angel—with spurs."

Joe Pasternak
(09/19/1901 – 09/13/1991)
Hungarian-US producer (shown with Connie Francis; died near his birthday) , on Judy Garland
Tupac Shakur "My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for."

Tupac Shakur
(06/16/1971 – 09/13/1996)
US rapper
George Wallace "I've read about foreign policy and studied—I know the number of continents."

George Wallace
(08/25/1919 – 09/13/1998)
US Governor (AL) , on his qualifications for the presidency
"Poor George, he can't help it—he was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

Ann Richards
(09/01/1933 – 09/13/2006)
US Governor (TX) , on George H. W. Bush