Desiderius Erasmus "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

Desiderius Erasmus
(10/28/1466 – 07/12/1536)
Dutch philosopher ("In Praise of Folly")
John Locke "The care of souls cannot belong to the civil magistrate."

John Locke
(08/29/1632 – 10/28/1704)
English philosopher ("A Letter Concerning Toleration")
Abigail Smith Adams "A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world."

Abigail Smith Adams
(11/22/1744 – 10/28/1818)
US First Lady (2)
(was married to John Adams, great-grandmother of Henry Brooks Adams, grandmother of Charles Francis Adams, mother of John Quincy Adams)
Edith Claire Posener "Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady."

Edith Head
(10/28/1897 – 10/24/1981)
US costume designer ("What a Way to Go!")
(died near her birthday)
Elsa Lanchester "She looked as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth—or anywhere else."

Elsa Lanchester
(10/28/1902 – 12/26/1986)
English actor ("Bride of Frankenstein") , on Maureen O’Hara
(was married to Charles Laughton)
Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh "I expect you'll be becoming a schoolmaster, sir. That's what most of the gentlemen does, sir, that gets sent down for indecent behaviour."

Evelyn Waugh
(10/28/1903 – 04/10/1966)
English writer ("Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder")
Jonas Salk "Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

Jonas Salk
(10/28/1914 – 06/23/1995)
US microbiologist ("Survival of the Wisest")
Caitlyn Jenner "I spent twelve years training for a career that was over in a week. Joe Namath spent one week training for a career that lasted twelve years."

Caitlyn Jenner
(10/28/1949 – )
US Olympic athlete
Bill Gates "Microsoft was founded with a vision of a computer on every desk, and in every home. We've never wavered from that vision."

Bill Gates
(10/28/1955 – )
US zillionaire
Steve Pond "Just how long can you go without knowing about anything before your head collapses inwards?"

Steve Pond
(10/28/1960 – )
English musician, photographer, pal of the quotekeeper
Julia Roberts "I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary."

Julia Roberts
(10/28/1967 – )
US actor ("Erin Brockovich")
(was married to Lyle Lovett; was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland)
Joaquin Rafael Bottom "Once I became a total buffoon, it was so liberating."

Joaquin Phoenix
(10/28/1974 – )
US actor ("Walk the Line")
(brother of River Phoenix)
Moritz Amsterdam "People who live in glass houses might as well answer the door."

Morey Amsterdam
(12/14/1908 – 10/28/1996)
US actor (Dick Van Dyke Show)
"What happens in the heart simply happens."

Ted Hughes
(08/17/1930 – 10/28/1998)
US writer ("The Hawk in the Rain")
(was married to Sylvia Plath)
Billy Joe Shaver "I wrote most of my songs to stay alive, the rest to get back in the house."

Billy Joe Shaver
(08/16/1939 – 10/28/2020)
US singer-songwriter ("Old Five and Dimers Like Me")