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Horace Greeley "This Daniel Boone business is about played out."

Horace Greeley
(02/03/1811 – 11/29/1872)
US writer , 30 years after saying "Go west, young man."
Elizabeth Blackwell "If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."

Elizabeth Blackwell
(02/03/1821 – 05/31/1910)
English-US physician (first female MD)
Walter Bagehot "The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who write know anything."

Walter Bagehot
(02/03/1826 – 03/24/1877)
English economist
Robert Arthur Talbot - Gascoyne-Cecil Salisbury "Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease."

Robert Cecil
(02/03/1830 – 08/22/1903)
British PM (37) (see other British PMs) , on life in Edwardian England
George Crabbe "Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved."

George Crabbe
(12/24/1754 – 02/03/1832)
English writer
Gertrude Stein
"Anyone who marries three girls from St. Louis hasn't learned much."

Gertrude Stein
(02/03/1874 – 07/29/1946)
US writer , on Ernest Hemingway (image from Bridgeman Art Library)
Hodding Carter II "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."

Hodding Carter II
(02/03/1907 – 04/04/1972)
US journalist
James A. Michener "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water."

James A. Michener
(02/03/1907 – 10/16/1997)
US writer
Simone Weil "Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors."

Simone Weil
(02/03/1909 – 08/24/1943)
French mystic
Joseph Abraham Gottlieb "My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays."

Joey Bishop
(02/03/1918 – 10/17/2007)
US comic, actor, TV host
Woodrow Wilson "A conservative is a man who thinks and sits, mostly sits."

Woodrow Wilson
(12/28/1856 – 02/03/1924)
US President (28) (see all US Presidents)
Victor Buono "Being on 'Batman' allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact."

Victor Buono
(02/03/1938 – 01/01/1982)
US actor , on his role as "King Tut" in that TV series
Blythe Danner "We love unusual names in the family."

Blythe Danner
(02/03/1943 – )
US actor (was married to Bruce Paltrow; mother of Gwyneth Paltrow) , on grandson Moses
Melanie Safka "There's nothing nicer than singing an unnecessary peace song."

Melanie Safka
(02/03/1947 – )
US singer, songwriter
Patsy Ann McClenny "They're not paying me to play a charwoman. They're paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I'm gonna show up looking glam!"

Morgan Fairchild
(02/03/1950 – )
US actor
Harold LeClair Ickes "The General is suffering from mental saddle sores."

Harold L. Ickes
(03/15/1874 – 02/03/1952)
US social activist , on Hugh S. Johnson
Joseph Lane "Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater—you do the math!"

Nathan Lane
(02/03/1956 – )
US actor
Charles Hardin Holley "Without Elvis, none of us could have made it."

Buddy Holly
(09/07/1936 – 02/03/1959)
US singer, songwriter (Crickets)
Maura Tierney "I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence."

Maura Tierney
(02/03/1965 – )
US actor
Vlade Divac "We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads."

Vlade Divac
(02/03/1968 – )
Yugoslavian basketball player
"Who is she?"

Casey Weldon
(02/03/1969 – )
US football quarterback , on being told he'd be seated next to Ringo Starr
"I'm sort of my own Mafia, you know, breaking my own knees."

John Cassavetes
(12/09/1929 – 02/03/1989)
US director