Anne Dudley "Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish."

Anne Bradstreet
(03/20/1612 – 09/16/1672)
English-US writer ("The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung up in America")
"There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom."

Andrew Bonar Law
(09/16/1858 – 10/30/1923)
British PM (37)
Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp "Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb."

Jean Arp
(09/16/1886 – 06/07/1966)
French artist (gallery)
Louise Arner Boyd "I have got the Arctic lure and will certainly go North again."

Louise Arner Boyd
(09/16/1887 – 09/14/1972)
US explorer ("The Coast of Northeast Greenland, with Hydrographic Studies in the Greenland Sea")
(died near her birthday)
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi "A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it."

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
(09/16/1893 – 10/22/1986)
Hungarian biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
"Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."

Dr. Laurence J. Peter
(09/16/1919 – 01/12/1990)
Canadian pop psychologist, writer ("The Peter Principle")
Betty Joan Perske "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."

Lauren Bacall
(09/16/1924 – 08/12/2014)
US actor ("The Big Sleep")
(was married to Humphrey Bogart, Jason Robards)
Riley B. King "I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow."

B. B. King
(09/16/1925 – 05/14/2015)
US blues guitarist, singer ("The Thrill Is Gone")
Robert H. Schuller "Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost."

Robert H. Schuller
(09/16/1926 – 04/02/2015)
US televangelist
James Jeans "The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine."

James Jeans
(09/11/1877 – 09/16/1946)
English physicist ("Science and Music")
(died near his birthday)
Jennifer Ellen Chan "Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thought—I want to sell out!"

Jennifer Tilly
(09/16/1958 – )
US actor ("Bound")
(sister of Meg Tilly)
Molly Shannon "I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys."

Molly Shannon
(09/16/1964 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
Amy Poehler "In a recent Valentine's Day posting on her fan website, Britney Spears says that—oh, who cares?"

Amy Poehler
(09/16/1971 – )
US comic, writer (SNL) ("Parks and Recreation")
(was married to Will Arnett)
Maria Callas "I would like to be Maria, but there is Las Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity."

Maria Callas
(12/02/1923 – 09/16/1977)
US diva (in the original sense of the word)
Marc Bolan "I was a mod prince. It was the very beginnings of sequin rock and I had lots of clothes because my mother made them."

Marc Bolan
(09/30/1947 – 09/16/1977)
English singer (T. Rex) ("Get It On")
Richard Brautigan "I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come."

Richard Brautigan
(01/30/1935 – 09/16/1984)
US writer ("Trout Fishing in America")
Millicent Fenwick "The curious fascination in this job is the illusion that either you are being useful or you could be—and that's so tempting."

Millicent Fenwick
(02/25/1910 – 09/16/1992)
US fashion editor, representative (NJ), diplomat ("Speaking Up")
Shelby F. Wooley "The space age was upon us. Everyone was thinking about rockets and wondering if maybe we would find people up there. I still wonder if we will. People (heard the song) and imagined some kind of beings."

Sheb Wooley
(04/10/1921 – 09/16/2003)
US actor, singer, songwriter ("The Purple People Eater," "Wilhelm Scream") , on "Flying Purple People Eater"
Virginia Hamilton Adair "I have never understood. I will never understand."

Virginia Hamilton Adair
(02/28/1913 – 09/16/2004)
US writer ("Ants on the Melon") , on her husband's suicide
Norman Whitfield "My thing was to out-Sly Sly Stone. Sly was definitely sly, and his sound was new, his grooves were incredible, he borrowed a lot from rock. He caught the psychedelic thing. He was bad. I could match him, though, rhythm for rhythm, horn for horn."

Norman Whitfield
(05/12/1940 – 09/16/2008)
US songwriter (list of songs)
Edward Albee "If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic."

Edward Albee
(03/12/1928 – 09/16/2016)
US playwright ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")