Samuel Adams "Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason."

Samuel Adams
(09/27/1722 – 10/02/1803)
US patriot, brewer (died near his birthday)
Ferdinand Foch "Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value."

Marechal Ferdinand Foch
(10/02/1851 – 03/20/1929)
French general
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Reporter: "What do you think of Western Civilization?"
Mahatma Gandhi: "I think it would be a good idea."
(10/02/1869 – 01/30/1948)
Indian political, religious leader
Wallace Stevens "They will get it straight one day at the Sorbonne.
We shall return at twilight from the lecture
pleased that the irrational is rational."

Wallace Stevens
(10/02/1879 – 08/02/1955)
US writer
Julius Marx "She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon."

Groucho Marx
(10/02/1890 – 08/19/1977)
US comic actor (Marx Brothers)
Ernest Renan "O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul."

Ernest Renan
(02/28/1823 – 10/02/1892)
French philosopher, historian (same dates as Peter Medawar)
Henry Graham Greene "His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse."

Graham Greene
(10/02/1904 – 04/03/1991)
English writer
"I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people."

Robert Runcie
(10/02/1921 – 07/11/2000)
English archbishop
"(Travel seems) not just a way of having a good time, but something that every self-respecting citizen ought to undertake, like a high-fiber diet, say, or a deodorant."

Jan Morris
(10/02/1926 – )
Welsh writer
"If a swamp alligator could talk, it would sound like Tennessee Williams."

Rex Reed
(10/02/1938 – )
US critic
Anna-Lou Leibovitz "If you are going to America, bring food."

Annie Leibovitz
(10/02/1949 – )
US photographer (was partner of Susan Sontag)
Richard Meyers "Rock'n'roll is trying to convince girls to pay money to be near you."

Richard Hell
(10/02/1949 – )
US singer, bassist (Television, Voidoids)
Gordon Sumner "When you're as rich as I am, you don't have to be political."

(10/02/1951 – )
English bassist, singer (Police)
"The 49ers were so badly flattened that they didn't fly back to San Francisco, they were faxed."

Scott Ostler
(10/02/???? – )
US columnist , on a 1993 football playoff loss
Lisa St Aubin de Terán "Miracles had to be paid for; only calamity was free."

Lisa St Aubin de Terán
(10/02/1951 – )
English writer
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp "I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste."

Marcel Duchamp
(07/28/1887 – 10/02/1968)
French surrealist
Tiffany Renee Darwish "It's definitely going to change my image. Rock stations are calling me now because I'm naked."

(10/02/1971 – )
US singer , on posing nude for Playboy
Hazel Scott "I have always respected everyone's religion. As I say, there is only one God and a lot of confused people."

Hazel Scott
(06/11/1920 – 10/02/1981)
Trinidadi-US pianist, singer
Roy Harold Scherer Jr. "I had to overcome the name Rock. If I'd been as hip then as I am now, I would have never consented to be named Rock."

Rock Hudson
(11/17/1925 – 10/02/1985)
US actor
Peter Brian Medawar "I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not."

Sir Peter B. Medawar
(02/28/1915 – 10/02/1987)
Brazil-born British zoologist (same dates as Ernest Renan)
August Wilson "I found out life's hard but it ain't impossible."

August Wilson
(04/27/1945 – 10/02/2005)
US playwright
Tom Petty "If you're not getting older, you're dead."

Tom Petty
(10/20/1950 – 10/02/2017)
US singer, songwriter
Pack Robert Gibson "A great catch is like watching girls go by—the last one you see is always the prettiest."

Bob Gibson
(11/09/1935 – 10/02/2020)
US baseball player