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Joshua Reynolds "...and I should desire that the last word which I pronounce in this Academy, and from this place, might be the name of Michael Angelo."

Sir Joshua Reynolds
(07/16/1723 – 02/23/1792)
English artist
Mary Baker Eddy "I would no more quarrel with a man because of his religion than I would because of his art."

Mary Baker Eddy
(07/16/1821 – 12/03/1910)
US evangelist, founder of Christian Science
"In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular."

Kathleen Norris
(07/16/1880 – 01/18/1966)
US writer
Mary Todd Lincoln "My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."

Mary Todd Lincoln
(12/13/1818 – 07/16/1882)
US First Lady (16) (wife of Abraham Lincoln; see all US First Ladies)
Edmond Huot de Goncourt "Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization."

Edmond de Goncourt
(05/26/1822 – 07/16/1896)
French writer , brother of Jules-Alfred Hout de Goncourt
Barbara Stanwyck "My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth."

Barbara Stanwyck
(07/16/1907 – 01/20/1990)
US actor
Virginia Katherine McMath "My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months."

Ginger Rogers
(07/16/1911 – 04/25/1995)
US actor, dancer
Anita Brookner "A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."

Anita Brookner
(07/16/1928 – )
English writer
Hilaire Belloc "When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'"

Hilaire Belloc
(07/27/1870 – 07/16/1953)
French writer
Phoebe Cates "I feel really strongly that if people spend a lot of money on something, they shouldn't see it on 400 other people."

Phoebe Cates
(07/16/1963 – )
US actor (married to Kevin Kline)
Will Ferrell "If I'm on the phone with you a year from now talking about how I'm now a substitute school teacher, then it didn't work out ... I'll miss just about every part of it (life in New York), good or bad. I'll miss getting picked up by the police, urinating on cars in public, things like that."

Will Ferrell
(07/16/1967 – )
US actor (SNL)
Harry Chapin "Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people."

Harry Chapin
(12/07/1942 – 07/16/1981)
US singer, songwriter
Robert Motherwell "I dislike a picture that is too suave or too skilfully done. But, contrariwise, I also dislike a picture that looks too inept or blundering."

Robert Motherwell
(01/24/1915 – 07/16/1991)
US artist
"The streets are safe in Philadelphia; it's only the people that make them unsafe."

Frank Rizzo
(10/23/1920 – 07/16/1991)
US mayor (Philadelphia)
"When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little."

Sir Stephen H. Spender
(09/28/1909 – 07/16/1995)
English writer