"There are no illegitimate children—only illegitimate parents." *

Leon Rene Yankwich
(09/25/1888 – 02/09/1975)
US judge (CA) , decision in Zipkin v. Mozon, June 1928
William Faulkner "The only place in the world where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder."

William Faulkner
(09/25/1897 – 07/06/1962)
US writer , on Hollywood
Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz "Look, it's my misery that I have to paint this kind of painting, it's your misery that you have to love it, and the price of the misery is thirteen hundred and fifty dollars."

Mark Rothko
(09/25/1903 – 02/25/1970)
Russian artist
"Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor."

J. Churton Collins
(03/26/1848 – 09/25/1908)
English literary critic
Barbara Walters "Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna—or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out."

Barbara Walters
(09/25/1929 – )
US TV person
Ronnie Barker "The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing."

Ronnie Barker
(09/25/1929 – 10/03/2005)
English comic
Ringold William Lardner "He looked at me as if I was a side dish he hadn't ordered."

Ring Lardner, Sr.
(03/05/1885 – 09/25/1933)
US writer , on William Howard Taft
Michael Douglas "I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end."

Michael Douglas
(09/25/1944 – )
US actor (son of Kirk Douglas; married to, and same birthday as, Catherine Zeta-Jones)
Felicity Kendal "I haven't done fillers or Botox for ages. There comes a point where you have to match bits of you with the other bits; otherwise, you get a terribly random situation."

Felicity Kendal
(09/25/1946 – )
English actor
Cheryl Tiegs "It's very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not inspiring for your workout."

Cheryl Tiegs
(09/25/1947 – )
US supermodel
Mark Hamill "I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way to make movies without actors, George Lucas would do it."

Mark Hamill
(09/25/1951 – )
US actor (Star Wars)
Christopher Reeve "There was this guy wearing a blue scrub hat and a yellow gown and with a Russian accent, being some insane Russian doctor... I laughed for the first time and I knew that life was going to be OK."

Christopher Reeve
(09/25/1952 – 10/10/2004)
US actor , on Robin Williams visiting him in the hospital
Emily Post "To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule."

Emily Post
(10/27/1872 – 09/25/1960)
US etiquette maven
Heather Locklear "Lust is the sin that gets me excited. Luckily, because I'm married, I also get really good jewelry out of it."

Heather Locklear
(09/25/1961 – )
US actor (was married to Tommy Lee, Richie Sambora)
Willard C. Smith II "Of all the awards I've received, this is the most recent."

Will Smith
(09/25/1968 – )
US actor , receiving "Male Star of the Year 2002" award
Catherine Zeta-Jones "For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end."

Catherine Zeta-Jones
(09/25/1969 – )
Welsh actor (married to, and same birthday as, Michael Douglas)
Erich Maria Remarque "Every little bean must be heard as well as seen!"

Erich Maria Remarque
(06/22/1898 – 09/25/1970)
German writer (was married to Paulette Goddard)
Hugo Lafayette Black "When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again."

Hugo Black
(02/27/1886 – 09/25/1971)
US Supreme Court justice
John Henry Bonham "People who don't take care of their drums really annoy me."

John Bonham
(05/31/1943 – 09/25/1980)
English drummer (Led Zeppelin)
Lucile Vascincellos Langhanke "A painter paints, a musician plays, a writer writes—but a movie actor waits."

Mary Astor
(05/03/1906 – 09/25/1987)
US actor
"A tie is like kissing your sister."

Duffy Daugherty
(09/08/1915 – 09/25/1987)
US coach
"The Tomb of the Well-Known Soldier."

Emlyn Williams
(11/26/1905 – 09/25/1987)
Welsh critic , on the Eisenhower White House
"Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision."

Marion Zimmer Bradley
(06/03/1930 – 09/25/1999)
US writer
George Plimpton "The worst thing that can happen to your career is to be shot out in an open field. You've got to be in the right position to die dramatically, against a wall, near something to hang onto. Never close your eyes. Glaze them. You can't go wrong bringing something down with you when you fall. A tablecloth is excellent. Preferably with a meal on it."

George Plimpton
(03/18/1927 – 09/25/2003)
English actor , on dying on camera
Donald James Yarmy "I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot."

Don Adams
(04/13/1923 – 09/25/2005)
US actor
Arnold Palmer "I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser."

Arnold Palmer
(09/10/1929 – 09/25/2016)
US golfer