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Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle "A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness."

Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle
(02/11/1657 – 01/09/1757)
French writer
Jennie Jerome Churchill "There is no such thing as a moral dress—it's people who are moral or immoral."

Lady Jennie Jerome Churchill
(01/09/1854 – 06/29/1921)
US-born socialite (mother of Winston)
"Nature has made women with a bosom, so nature thought it was important. Who am I to argue with nature?"

Ida Rosenthal
(01/09/1886 – 03/29/1973)
Russian dressmaker, businesswoman
"Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse."

Arthur Baer
(01/09/1886 – 05/17/1969)
US writer
"I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years, the things that went well. Let me see, what did go well?"

Rudolf Bing
(01/09/1902 – 09/02/1997)
Austrian manager, NY Metropolitan Opera
Simone de Beauvoir "This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate."

Simone de Beauvoir
(01/09/1908 – 04/14/1986)
French writer
Richard Milhouse Nixon "When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."

Richard M. Nixon
(01/09/1913 – 04/22/1994)
US President (37), VP (36) , (was married to Pat Nixon; see all US Presidents, VPs)
Fernando Lamas "Being married to Arlene Dahl was very nice at nighttime. But in the daytime, it was like being married to Elizabeth Arden."

Fernando Lamas
(01/09/1915 – 10/08/1982)
Argentine actor (was married to Dahl, Esther Williams) (In six years of marriage to Dahl, Lamas claims he never saw her without makeup)
Katherine (Murry) Mansfield "E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea."

Katherine Mansfield
(10/14/1888 – 01/09/1923)
New Zealander writer
Lee Van Cleef "Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me."

Lee Van Cleef
(01/09/1925 – 12/16/1989)
US actor
Bob Denver "I've watched it on and off. I don't know why everyone is fascinated by it."

Bob Denver
(01/09/1935 – 09/02/2005)
US actor , on the TV show "Survivor"
Joan Baez "Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers."

Joan Baez
(01/09/1941 – )
US singer, songwriter
Jimmy Page "Nowadays, we're more into staying in our rooms and reading Nietzsche."

Jimmy Page
(01/09/1944 – )
English guitarist (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin) (also see Robert Plant)
Countee Cullen "If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET."

Countee Cullen
(05/30/1903 – 01/09/1946)
US writer
"We like to look sixteen and bored sh*tless."

David Johansen
(01/09/1950 – )
US singer (New York Dolls)
Joey Lauren Adams "A genius is one who can do anything except make a living."

Joey Lauren Adams
(01/09/1968 – )
US actor
Peter Cook "I could have been a Judge, but I never had the Latin for the judgin'. I never had it, so I'd had it, as far as being a judge was concerned."

Peter Cook
(11/17/1937 – 01/09/1995)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe)