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

(09/23/0480 – ?/0406 BC)
Greek playwright ("Medea")
"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 ("Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage")
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 ("A Colored Woman in a White World")
"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 ("Public Opinion")
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 ("Clown tight rope walker")
Ninnian Joseph 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 ("National Velvet")
(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 ("On Compromise")
John Coltrane "You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."

John Coltrane
(09/23/1926 – 07/17/1967)
US jazz composer, musician ("Walkin'")
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 ("Georgia on My Mind")
Roy Buchanan "I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate." *

Roy Buchanan
(09/23/1939 – 08/14/1988)
US guitarist ("High Wire")
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 ("The Interpretation of Dreams")
(father 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 ("Beyond the Rocks")
Bruce Springsteen "When it comes to luck, you make your own."

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

Ani DiFranco
(09/23/1970 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Do or Die")
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 ("Hollywood Squares")
(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 ("All That Jazz")
(same dates as Robert Hunter; 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 ("South of Freedom")
"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 ("Portrait of a Marriage") , epitaph
(youngest son of Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West)
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) ("Ripple")
(same dates as Bob Fosse)
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 ("The Naked Earth")
(relationships with Albert Camus, Darryl F. Zanuck, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones)