Mary Ashton Rice "One would suppose in reading them that women possess but one class of physical organs, and that these are always diseased."

Mary Ashton Livermore
(12/19/1820 – 05/23/1905)
US social reformer ("What Shall We Do With Our Daughters? and Other Lectures") , on the works of male physicians
Emily Brontė "Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home."

Emily Brontė
(07/30/1818 – 12/19/1848)
English writer ("Wuthering Heights")
(sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontė)
Carter G. Woodson "In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent."

Carter Woodson
(12/19/1875 – 04/03/1950)
US historian ("The Mis-Education of the Negro")
Ralph Richardson "Acting is merely the art of keeping a large number of people from coughing."

Sir Ralph Richardson
(12/19/1902 – 10/10/1983)
English actor ("The Heiress")
(same dates as Edith Piaf)
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev "One sits the whole day at the desk and appetite is standing next to me. 'Away with you,' I say. But Comrade Appetite does not budge from the spot."

Leonid Brezhnev
(12/19/1906 – 11/10/1982)
Russian statesman
"Put it back in the horse!"

H. Allen Smith
(12/19/1907 – 02/24/1976)
US writer ("Low Man on a Totem Pole") , on tasting his first American beer
Jean Genet "To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance."

Jean Genet
(12/19/1910 – 04/15/1986)
French writer ("Our Lady of the Flowers")
Edith Giovanna Gassion "You never know a guy till you've tried him in bed. You know more about a guy in one night in bed than you do in months of conversation. In the sack, they can't cheat!"

Edith Piaf
(12/19/1915 – 10/10/1963)
French singer ("La Vie en Rose")
(same dates as Ralph Richardson)
Cicely Tyson "One lady told me that before she saw 'Sounder,' she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people."

Cicely Tyson
(12/19/1924 – 01/28/2021)
US actor ("Sounder")
(was married to Miles Davis)
Robert Millikan "Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants."

Robert Millikan
(03/22/1868 – 12/19/1953)
US physicist
"It's a tough ho' to row."

Patty Steinberg
(12/19/1965 – )
US friend of the quotekeeper , on canoeing
Norman Mattoon Thomas "I always get more applause than votes."

Norman Thomas
(11/20/1884 – 12/19/1968)
US social reformer ("Why I Am a Socialist")
Alyssa Milano "I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist—basically a lot of people without jobs."

Alyssa Milano
(12/19/1972 – )
US actor ("Who's the Boss?")
Jake Gyllenhaal "First, it's 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?,' then it's 'Get me Jake Gyllenhaal,' then 'Get me someone who looks like Jake Gyllenhaal,' and then 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?'...Right now, I'm between 'Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?' and 'Get me Jake Gyllenhaal.'"

Jake Gyllenhaal
(12/19/1980 – )
US actor ("Donnie Darko")
(brother of Maggie Gyllenhaal; relationship with Kirsten Dunst)
Marcello Mastroianni "To play Tarzan—at my age, with a big belly; even Cheetah with white hair. We've had enough strong and beautiful Tarzans!"

Marcello Mastroianni
(09/28/1924 – 12/19/1996)
Italian actor ("8 1/2")
Desmond Llewelyn "As long as the producers want me and the Almighty doesn't."

Desmond Llewelyn
(09/12/1914 – 12/19/1999)
Welsh actor ("From Russia with Love") , on how long he would play 'Q' in the James Bond movies; Cleese plays him now