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Aphra Johnson "There is no sinner like a young saint."

Aphra Behn
(07/10/1640 – 04/16/1689)
English writer
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon "Writing well is at one and the same time good thinking, good feeling, and good expression; it is having wit, soul, and taste, all together."

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
(09/07/1707 – 04/16/1788)
French scientist
Anatole France "The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."

Anatole France
(04/16/1844 – 10/12/1924)
French writer
Wilbur Wright "We could hardly wait to get up in the morning."

Wilbur Wright
(04/16/1867 – 05/30/1912)
US inventor (brother of Orville)
"'A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded,' he said, 'for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.'"

John Millington Synge
(04/16/1871 – 03/24/1909)
Irish writer
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood Halifax "Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view."

Edward F. Halifax
(04/16/1881 – 12/23/1959)
English statesman
Charles Spencer Chaplin "In the end, everything is a gag."

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
(04/16/1889 – 12/25/1977)
English-US comic, actor, filmmaker
Polly Adler "I am one of those people who just can't help getting a kick out of life—even when it's a kick in the teeth."

Polly Adler
(04/16/1899 – 06/09/1962)
US madam
"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."

Wendell Johnson
(04/16/1906 – 08/29/1965)
US speech therapist
Terence Alan Milligan "Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy. "

Spike Milligan
(04/16/1918 – 02/27/2002)
India-born comic
Peter Ustinov "Two members of the acting profession who are not needed by that profession, Mr. Ronald Reagan and Mr. George Murphy, entered politics, and they've done extremely well. Since there has been no reciprocal tendency in the other direction, it suggests to me that an actor's job is still more difficult than their new ones."

Sir Peter Ustinov
(04/16/1921 – 03/28/2004)
English actor/writer
"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic."

Kingsley Amis
(04/16/1922 – 10/22/1995)
English writer
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien "I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if somebody handed it to me on a plate."

Dusty Springfield
(04/16/1939 – 03/02/1999)
English singer
Diane Middlebrook "With a biography there is no straight line; all is muddled. You don't know what you know, you don't know what you don't know; if you find anything you make a note about it because some day it may find its partner. You have to have very good ways of keeping track of what you have found and where you have put it."

Diane Middlebrook
(04/16/1939 – 12/15/2007)
US writer
Dave Peverett "It was nice to go through that and survive it. I think we were pretty levelheaded compared to some people."

"Lonesome" Dave Peverett
(04/16/1943 – 02/07/2000)
English bassist , on success with Foghat
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. "My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents [the adults had to pay]."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(04/16/1947 – )
US basketball player
"Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to an organization."

Jon Bentley
(04/16/1951 – )
US writer
"I don't think there's anybody in this organization not focused on the 49ers—I mean Chargers."

Bill Belichick
(04/16/1952 – )
US football coach (then with the Cleveland Browns)
Ellen Barkin "People tend to remember my performances, not me."

Ellen Barkin
(04/16/1954 – )
US actor
Edna Ferber "He was like a dry cracker. Brittle."

Edna Ferber
(08/15/1885 – 04/16/1968)
US writer , on George S. Kaufman
Ralph Waldo Ellison "The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead."

Ralph Ellison
(03/01/1914 – 04/16/1994)
US writer
"We are the butchers of society. Everybody wants to eat meat, but nobody wants to know how it's made! Which is exactly the same thing in law enforcement. Everybody wants safe streets, but nobody wants to know how it'll be done!"

Daryl Gates
(08/30/1926 – 04/16/2010)
US police chief (Los Angeles)