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
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
(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
(was married to Charles Laughton) , on Maureen O’Hara
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
(was married to Lyle Lovett)
Joaquin Rafael Bottom "Once I became a total buffoon, it was so liberating."

Joaquin Phoenix
(10/28/1974 – )
US actor
(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
(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 (1973)")