"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."

(09/23/0480 – ?/0406 BC)
Greek playwright
"A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading."

Jeremy Collier
(09/23/1650 – 04/26/1726)
English bishop
Mary Eliza Church Terrell "The chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawns wide and deep."

Mary Eliza Church Terrell
(09/23/1863 – 07/24/1954)
US writer, social reformer
"Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other."

Walter Lippmann
(09/23/1889 – 12/14/1974)
US writer
Louise Nevelson "I've never been lifted. But I do like a bit of glamour in the morning."

Louise Nevelson
(09/23/1899 – 04/17/1988)
Russian artist
Joe Yule, Jr. "I was friendly with most of my ex-wives. My God, there's a Mickey Rooney's Former Wives Marching Band!"

Mickey Rooney
(09/23/1920 – 04/06/2014)
US actor (eight wives, among them Ava Gardner)
John Morley "You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice."

Lord Viscount John Morley
(12/24/1838 – 09/23/1923)
English historian
John Coltrane "You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."

John Coltrane
(09/23/1926 – 07/17/1967)
US jazz composer, musician
Ray Charles Robinson "Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."

Ray Charles
(09/23/1930 – 06/10/2004)
US R'n'B and jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist
Roy Buchanan "I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate." *

Roy Buchanan
(09/23/1939 – 08/14/1988)
US guitarist
Sigmund Freud "What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."

Sigmund Freud
(05/06/1856 – 09/23/1939)
Moravian Father of Psychoanalysis (and of Anna)
Elinor Glyn "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."

Elinor Glyn
(10/17/1864 – 09/23/1943)
English writer
Bruce Springsteen "When it comes to luck, you make your own."

Bruce Springsteen
(09/23/1949 – )
US singer, songwriter
Ani DiFranco "Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right."

Ani DiFranco
(09/23/1970 – )
US singer, songwriter
Clifford Arquette Peter Marshall: "Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?"
Charlie Weaver: "My sense of decency."
(12/27/1905 – 09/23/1974)
US comedian, actor, pianist, composer (grandfather of Rosanna, Patricia, and David Arquette)
Bob Fosse "I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me."

Bob Fosse
(06/23/1927 – 09/23/1987)
US choreographer, director (was married to Gwen Verdon)
Carl Thomas Rowan "There aren't any embarrassing questions—only embarrassing answers."

Carl Rowan
(08/11/1925 – 09/23/2000)
US journalist
"It has not been a wasted life. It is studded with a few triumphs and many moments of delight."

Nigel Nicolson
(01/19/1917 – 09/23/2004)
English writer (youngest son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West) , epitaph
Robert Hunter "The storyteller makes no choice, soon you will not hear his voice, his job is to shed light, and not to master."

Robert Hunter
(06/23/1941 – 09/23/2019)
US lyricist (Grateful Dead)
Juliette Gréco "Thousands of tickets sold out in a day. I found it extraordinary—until I realised a local newspaper had said I'd be singing naked! They all wanted to see that French woman singing in the nude."

Juliette Gréco
(02/07/1927 – 09/23/2020)
French singer, actor (relationships with Albert Camus, Darryl F. Zanuck, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones)