Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada "I only wish I could write with both hands, so as not to forget one thing while I am saying another."

Saint Teresa of Avila
(03/28/1515 – 10/04/1582)
Spanish nun, mystic, writer
Rutherford Birchard Hayes "That's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?"

Rutherford B. Hayes
(10/04/1822 – 01/17/1893)
US President (19) , on the telephone
"Much as he is opposed to lawbreaking, he is not bigoted about it."

Damon Runyon
(10/04/1880 – 12/10/1946)
US writer
Joseph Frank Keaton IV "Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot."

Buster Keaton
(10/04/1895 – 02/01/1966)
US comic actor
"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."

Brendan Gill
(10/04/1914 – 12/27/1997)
US writer
John Charles Carter "An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly."

Charlton Heston
(10/04/1923 – 04/05/2008)
US actor, NRA president
Alvin Toffler "One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition."

Alvin Toffler
(10/04/1928 – 06/27/2016)
US writer
Howard Allen Frances O'Brien "I was particularly stunned by the casting of [Tom] Cruise, who is no more my Vampire LeStat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler."

Anne Rice
(10/04/1941 – )
US writer
"The local groceries are all out of broccoli,
Loccoli."

Roy Blount, Jr.
(10/04/1941 – )
US writer
Jackie Collins "My weakness is wearing too much leopard print."

Jackie Collins
(10/04/1937 – 09/19/2015)
English writer (sister of Joan)
Bernice Johnson Reagon "There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up."

Bernice Johnson Reagon
(10/04/1942 – )
US historian, musician (Sweet Honey in the Rock) , on racism
"The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine."

Alfred Emanuel Smith
(12/30/1873 – 10/04/1944)
US Governor (NY)
Gifford Pinchot "Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good."

Gifford Pinchot
(08/11/1865 – 10/04/1946)
US environmentalist, Governor (PA)
Susan Abigail Tomalin "I was told I had an overabundance of original sin."

Susan Sarandon
(10/04/1946 – )
US actor (partner of Tim Robbins) , on parochial school
Max Planck "We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future."

Max Planck
(04/23/1858 – 10/04/1947)
German physicist
Janis Joplin "I'd rather have ten years of super-hypermost than live to be seventy by sitting in some goddamn chair watching TV."

Janis Joplin
(01/19/1943 – 10/04/1970)
US singer
Anne Sexton "Even without wars, life is dangerous."

Anne Sexton
(11/09/1928 – 10/04/1974)
US writer
Alicia Silverstone "I think that the film 'Clueless' was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true lightness."

Alicia Silverstone
(10/04/1976 – )
US actor
Rachael Leigh Cook "If this whole acting thing doesn't work out, I'll just get a talk show."

Rachael Leigh Cook
(10/04/1979 – )
US actor
Graham Chapman "I hope I will have achieved something lasting."

Graham Chapman
(01/08/1941 – 10/04/1989)
English comic, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Dakota Johnson "I don't have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame."

Dakota Johnson
(10/04/1989 – )
US actor (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Granddaughter of Tippi Hedren)
Jill Bennett "Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you."

Jill Bennett
(12/24/1931 – 10/04/1990)
Malayan actor (was married to John Osborne)
Raymond Walter Apple "Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood."

R. W. "Johnny" Apple
(11/20/1934 – 10/04/2006)
US journalist