"The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread."

William Cullen Bryant
(11/03/1794 – 06/12/1878)
US writer ("Thanatopsis")
"May God give me strength."

Margaret Talmadge
(11/03/1860 – 09/29/1933)
US actor , on her daughter's antics
(mother of Constance)
"The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat."

Vilhjalmur Stefansson
(11/03/1879 – 08/26/1962)
Icelandic explorer ("Lessons in Living from the Stone Age")
André Malraux "Be careful—with quotations you can damn anything."

Andre Malraux
(11/03/1901 – 11/23/1976)
French writer ("La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate)")
James Reston "A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."

James Reston
(11/03/1909 – 12/06/1995)
Scottish journalist ("The Artillery of the Press")
"You won't find a single four-letter word in there. I don't go for that bullsh*t."

Bob Feller
(11/03/1918 – 12/15/2010)
US baseball pitcher , on his autobiography
Charles Buchinsky "Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal."

Charles Bronson
(11/03/1921 – 08/30/2003)
US actor ("Death Wish")
Michael Dukakis "What do you do if you're in a room with Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and John Sununu, and you have a gun with only two bullets? Shoot Sununu twice."

Michael Dukakis
(11/03/1933 – )
US senator (MA), presidential candidate (1988)
Peter Jeremy William Huggins "Maggie Smith used to have excellent skin. Have you seen her face lately? In a few more years, they'll have to unfold it to find out who she used to be."

Jeremy Brett
(11/03/1933 – 09/12/1995)
English actor ("Girl in the Headlines")
"Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair."

Tom Shales
(11/03/1944 – )
US critic ("On the Air!") , on Farrah Fawcett
Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie "For me, it's more about keeping it simple with a rock and roll edge. It's all about accessorising."

(11/03/1948 – )
Scottish singer ("Shout")
(was married to Maurice Gibb)
"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once—when I was poor."

Larry Holmes
(11/03/1949 – )
US boxer
"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."

Roseanne Barr
(11/03/1952 – )
US comic
(was married to Tom Arnold)
Kathleen Capshaw "The moment somebody says to me, 'This is very risky,' is the moment it becomes attractive to me."

Kate Capshaw
(11/03/1953 – )
US actor ("Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom")
(married to Steven Spielberg)
Dennis Miller "Dan Quayle deserves to be Vice President like Elvis deserved his black belt in karate."

Dennis Miller
(11/03/1953 – )
US comic (SNL)
Henri Matisse "With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."

Henri Matisse
(12/31/1869 – 11/03/1954)
French artist ("La Danse")
"I haven't thought about it. I'm not capable of deep thinking."

Phil Simms
(11/03/1955 – )
US football quarterback , on being moved from starting QB to reserve
Wilhelm Reich "Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness."

Wilhelm Reich
(03/24/1897 – 11/03/1957)
Austrian psychologist ("Character Analysis")
Hans Lundgren "We live in a time when nearly everything can be summed up in ones and zeroes, right? And that causes a certain amount of despair."

Dolph Lundgren
(11/03/1957 – )
Swedish actor, Fulbright scholar ("Rocky IV")
"This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Dorothy Fuldheim
(06/26/1893 – 11/03/1989)
US journalist
Mary Martin "After 60, it's just patch, patch, patch."

Mary Martin
(12/01/1913 – 11/03/1990)
US actor ("Rhythm on the River")
(mother of Larry Hagman)
Robert Kahn "Tim has a great vision. Unfortunately he gets so involved with the characterization of the villains, and the scenic backgrounds, that at times he forgets about the story line."

Bob Kane
(10/24/1915 – 11/03/1998)
US cartoonist ("Detective Comics") , on Tim Burton