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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington "I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else."

Martha Washington
(06/21/1732 – 05/22/1802 or 06/02/1802)
US First Lady (1) (was married to George; see other US First Ladies)
Mary Cassatt "I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up."

Mary Cassatt
(05/22/1844 – 06/14/1926)
US artist
Richard Wagner "After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music?"

Richard Wagner
(05/22/1813 – 02/13/1883)
German composer
Maria Edgeworth "An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact."

Maria Edgeworth
(01/01/1767 – 05/22/1849)
Irish writer
Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes: "I followed you."
Man: "I saw no one."
Holmes: "That is what you may expect to see when I follow you."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(05/22/1859 – 07/07/1930)
Scottish writer
Victor Hugo "To err is human; to loaf, Parisian."

Victor Hugo
(02/26/1802 – 05/22/1885)
French writer
Laurence Olivier
"I said to Marilyn, 'Why can't you get here on time, for f890's sake?' And she replied, 'Oh, do you have that word in England, too?'"

Sir Laurence Olivier
(05/22/1907 – 07/11/1989)
English actor
Jules Renard "I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries."

Jules Renard
(02/22/1864 – 05/22/1910)
French writer
"You can't tell a millionaire's son from a billionaire's."

Vance Packard
(05/22/1914 – 12/12/1996)
US writer
"A dumb blonde who falls for a huge plastic finger."

Judith Crist
(05/22/1922 – )
US critic , on Jessica Lange in "King Kong"
"Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa."

T. Boone Pickens
(05/22/1928 – )
US businessman
Robert Byrne "One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas."

Robert Byrne
(05/22/1930 – )
US writer, billiards maven, quote collector
Jill Tweedie "Always suspect any job men willingly vacate for women."

Jill Tweedie
(05/22/1936 – 11/12/1993)
British writer
Langston Hughes "Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."

Langston Hughes
(02/01/1902 – 05/22/1967)
US writer
Joseph Wood Krutch "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."

Joseph Wood Krutch
(11/25/1893 – 05/22/1970)
US naturalist, writer
"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry."

Martin Gardner
(10/21/1914 – 05/22/2010)
US scientist, mathematician, calligrapher