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"It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician."

Augustus de Morgan
(06/27/1806 – 03/18/1871)
English mathematician
Emma Goldman "Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think."

Emma Goldman
(06/27/1869 – 05/14/1940)
Russian anarchist
Paul Laurence Dunbar "It's 'nough to titter w'en de/stew is smokin' hot,
But it's mighty he'd to giggle we'n/dey's nuffin' in de pot."

Paul Laurence Dunbar
(06/27/1872 – 02/09/1906)
US writer
Harriet Martineau "Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."

Harriet Martineau
(06/12/1802 – 06/27/1876)
English journalist
Helen Keller "The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next."

Helen Keller
(06/27/1880 – 06/01/1968)
US writer
Gaston Bachelard "So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us."

Gaston Bachelard
(06/27/1884 – 10/16/1962)
French philosopher, writer
Bob Keeshan "Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff."

Captain Kangaroo
(06/27/1927 – 01/23/2004)
US entertainer
H. Ross Perot "Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart."

H. Ross Perot
(06/27/1930 – )
US gazillionaire, presidential contender
Bruce Babbitt "You fought the good fight. You were in it right up to the beginning."

Bruce Babbitt
(06/27/1938 – )
US Secretary of Interior
Alan Coren "I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."

Alan Coren
(06/27/1938 – 10/18/2007)
British writer
Isabelle Adjani "The Method is Judeo-Christian: if you go through pain, you can't miss. Rubbish. I'm more interested in the box itself than what's in it. How vs. why."

Isabelle Adjani
(06/27/1955 – )
French actor
Simon Michalak "No meal served with wine is ever spoiled—you can always dispense with the food."

Simon Michalak
(06/27/1964 – )
English lighting manager and chum of the quotekeeper
"What is hard today is to censor one's own thoughts—
to sit by and see the blind man
on the sightless horse, riding into the bottomless abyss."

Arthur Waley
(08/19/1889 – 06/27/1966)
English sinologist
Tobias Vincent Maguire "I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that."

Tobey Maguire
(06/27/1975 – )
US actor
"A lot of people would rather tour sewers than visit their cousins."

Jane Howard
(05/04/1935 – 06/27/1996)
US writer
John Uhler Lemmon III "Stay humble. Always answer the phone—no matter who else is in the car."

Jack Lemmon
(02/08/1925 – 06/27/2001)
US actor
John Entwistle "For 15 years, we always thought we would last as long as our last record contract."

John Entwistle
(10/09/1944 – 06/27/2002)
English bassist, singer, songwriter (The Who)