Pierre Corneille "Guess if you can, choose if you dare."

Pierre Corneille
(06/06/1606 – 10/01/1684)
French writer
"Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading."

Rufus Choate
(10/01/1799 – 07/13/1859)
US Senator (MA)
Annie Wood "Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act."

Annie Besant
(10/01/1847 – 09/20/1933)
English social reformer
"A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market."

Austin O'Malley
(10/01/1858 – 02/26/1932)
US writer (same dates as Fletcher Knebel)
"Every poet knows the pun is Pierian, that it springs from the same soil as the Muse. a matching and shifting of vowels and consonants, an adroit assonance sometimes derided as jackassonance."

Louis Untermeyer
(10/01/1885 – 12/18/1977)
US writer
"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."

Ralph W. Sockman
(10/01/1889 – 08/29/1970)
US religious person
Benjamin Jowett "If you don't find a God by five o'clock this afternoon you must leave the college."

Benjamin Jowett
(04/15/1817 – 10/01/1893)
English educator, scholar
Faith Baldwin "Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations."

Faith Baldwin
(10/01/1893 – 03/18/1978)
US writer
Vladimir Horowitz "When a piece gets difficult, make faces."

Vladimir Horowitz
(10/01/1903 – 11/05/1989)
Russian pianist
"Figures won't lie, but liars can figure."

Fletcher Knebel
(10/01/1911 – 02/26/1993)
US writer (same dates as Austin O'Malley)
Daniel J. Boorstin "The great obstacle to discovery... was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge."

Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin
(10/01/1914 – 02/28/2004)
US historian
Walter Matuschanskayasky "I'm simply not on the same wavelength with her; she's not my kind of dame."

Walter Matthau
(10/01/1920 – 07/01/2000)
US actor (was married to Carol Grace Matthau) , on Barbra Streisand
James Earl Carter, Jr. "We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business."

Jimmy Carter
(10/01/1924 – )
US President (39) (son of Lillian, married to Rosalynn; father of Amy)
William Rehnquist "The Constitution does not guarantee the right to acquire information at a public library without any risk of embarrassment."

William Rehnquist
(10/01/1924 – 09/03/2005)
US Supreme Court justice
Richard Harris "There are too many prima donnas in this business and not enough action."

Richard Harris
(10/01/1930 – 10/25/2002)
Irish actor , on Hollywood
Julia Elizabeth Wells "She needs open-heart surgery, and they should go in through her feet."

Julie Andrews
(10/01/1935 – )
English actor (was married to Blake Edwards) , on columnist Joyce Haber
Theresa May "I actually think I think better in high heels."

Theresa May
(10/01/1956 – )
British PM (54)
Mark McGwire "I mean, it's unheard of for somebody to hit 70 home runs, so I'm like in awe of myself right now."

Mark McGwire
(10/01/1963 – )
US baseball player
Roberto Kelly "It's permanent, for now."

Roberto Kelly
(10/01/1964 – )
Panamanian baseball outfielder , on changing his name to Bobby
Elwyn Brooks White "I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel."

E. B. White
(07/11/1899 – 10/01/1985)
US writer, grammarian
Richard Avedon "I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller—to find out how they are."

Richard Avedon
(05/15/1923 – 10/01/2004)
US photographer
"Xenophobia looks like becoming the mass ideology of the 20th-century fin de siecle."

Eric J. Hobsbawm
(06/09/1917 – 10/01/2012)
English historian
Tom Clancy "I know Iím paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?"

Tom Clancy
(04/12/1947 – 10/01/2013)
US writer