Edgar Allan Poe "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

Edgar Allan Poe
(01/19/1809 – 10/07/1849)
US writer ("The Tell-Tale Heart")
Niels Henrik David Bohr "Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think."

Niels Bohr
(10/07/1885 – 11/18/1962)
Danish mathematician ("The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution; three essays")
(same dates as Henry Agard Wallace)
Henry Agard Wallace Henry Wallace (then secretary of agriculture): "This country should raise more wheat."
Heckler: "What about hay?"
Wallace: "I'm speaking about food for mankind, but I'll get around to your case in a minute."
(10/07/1888 – 11/18/1965)
US Vice President (24) ("New Frontiers")
(same dates as Niels Bohr)
Oliver Wendell Holmes "We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us."

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(08/29/1809 – 10/07/1894)
US writer, scientist, scholar ("The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table")
(father of Holmes Jr.)
"My honor is my loyalty."

Heinrich Himmler
(10/07/1900 – 05/23/1945)
German Nazi, Gestapo head
Charleszetta Waddles "You can have all the intelligence in the world and don't have enough stamina. I have seen some very bright, bright women who do not have the stamina for husbands."

"Mother" Charleszetta Waddles
(10/07/1912 – 07/12/2001)
US preacher, activist
"The Goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as Iím concerned it can have it."

Elizabeth Janeway
(10/07/1913 – 01/15/2005)
US writer ("The Walsh Girls")
Eleanor Geisman "Jane Wyman seemed more upset with her husband's obsession with politics than I. I tried to make her laugh. 'He'll outgrow it,' I told her. To her it wasn't funny."

June Allyson
(10/07/1917 – 07/08/2006)
US actor ("The Bride Goes Wild") , on Ronald Reagan
(was married to Dick Powell)
William Zinsser "There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of God."

William Zinsser
(10/07/1922 – 05/12/2015)
US grammarian ("On Writing Well")
Ronald David Laing "Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1, or A2."

R. D. Laing
(10/07/1927 – 08/23/1989)
English psychiatrist ("Self and Others")
Bishop Desmond Tutu "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land."

Bishop Desmond Tutu
(10/07/1931 – )
African religious leader, Nobelist ("No Future Without Forgiveness")
Everett LeRoi Jones "God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning."

Imamu Amiri Baraka
(10/07/1934 – 01/09/2014)
US writer ("Blues People")
(child with Diane di Prima)
Vivian Leopold James "Schwarzenegger looks like a brown condom full of walnuts."

Clive James
(10/07/1939 – 11/24/2019)
Australian critic ("Unreliable Memoirs")
Diane Ackerman "The well of nature is full today. Time to go outside and take a drink"

Diane Ackerman
(10/07/1948 – )
US writer ("The Zookeeper's Wife")
John Mellencamp "Rock'n'roll starts between the legs and goes through the heart, then to the head. As long as it does those three things, it's a great rock song."

John Mellencamp
(10/07/1951 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Jack & Diane")
(was engaged to Meg Ryan)
Valdimir Putin "We discussed this very important issue yesterday over a beer."

Vladimir Putin
(10/07/1952 – )
Russian President , on the 2000 US presidential "election"
Thom Yorke "There's nothing more boring than a rock'n'roll star. Someone who has been on the road for 10 years, expecting attention wherever he goes, drinking himself stupid, who is obnoxious, incoherent, uncreative, and has a massive ego. There's nothing more pointless."

Thom Yorke
(10/07/1968 – )
English musician (Radiohead) ("Fake Plastic Trees")
Leo Durocher "I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up."

Leo Durocher
(07/27/1905 – 10/07/1991)
US baseball player, coach
Agnes de Mille "Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming."

Agnes de Mille
(09/18/1905 – 10/07/1993)
US dancer, choreographer ("Dance to the Piper")
(niece of Cecil B. de Mille)
Adelaide Gail Sloatman "The silence is deafening."

Gail Zappa
(01/01/1945 – 10/07/2015)
US rock'n'roll wife and mother , on life without Frank
(was married to Frank Zappa)