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
"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
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 (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
Betty Joan Perske "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."

Lauren Bacall
(09/16/1924 – 08/12/2014)
US actor (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
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 (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 (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) (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 "T Rex" Bolan
(09/30/1947 – 09/16/1977)
English singer
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
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
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 , on his song, "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 , on her husband's suicide
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