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John Wilmot "Women and men of wit are dangerous tools,
And ever fatal to admiring fools."

John Wilmot
(04/01/1647 – 07/26/1680)
English writer
George Bernard Shaw Alfred Hitchcock: "One look at you and I know there's famine in the land."
George Bernard Shaw: "One look at you, Mr. Hitchcock, and I know who caused it."
(07/26/1856 – 11/02/1950)
Famous English author and literary smart guy
Sam Houston "He has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty."

Sam Houston
(03/02/1793 – 07/26/1863)
US senator , on Thomas Jefferson Green
Carl Jung "Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."

Carl Jung
(07/26/1875 – 06/06/1961)
German psychoanalyst
"A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug."

George Borrow
(07/05/1803 – 07/26/1881)
English writer, linguist
Andre Maurois "In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."

Andre Maurois
(07/26/1885 – 10/09/1967)
French writer
Aldous Huxley "Brought up in an age when ladies apparently rolled along on wheels, Mr. Quarles was peculiarly susceptible to calves."

Aldous Huxley
(07/26/1894 – 11/22/1963)
English writer (brother of Sir Julian, grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley)
Robert Graves "The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."

Robert Graves
(07/26/1895 – 12/07/1985)
English writer
Gracie Allen
"When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."

Gracie Allen
(07/26/1902 – 08/27/1964)
US comic, actor (was married to George Burns) , shown with hubby George
Vivian Roberta Jones "Champagne for everybody!"

Vivian Vance
(07/26/1902 – 08/17/1979)
US actor , on learning that her TV husband William Frawley had died
Jason Robards, Jr. "I've always played disintegrated characters. I don't know much about acting, but I can play those kinds of characters."

Jason Robards
(07/26/1922 – 12/26/2000)
US actor (was married to Lauren Bacall)
William Jennings Bryan "No one can earn a million dollars honestly."

William Jennings Bryan
(03/19/1860 – 07/26/1925)
US Secretary of State
Stanley Kubrick
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."

Stanley Kubrick
(07/26/1928 – 03/07/1999)
US director (Photo courtesy of Alan Bowker)
Michael Phillip Jagger "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm forty-five."

Sir Mick Jagger
(07/26/1943 – )
English singer (Rolling Stones)
Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova "It's the creme-de-la-creme of bullsh*t."

Helen Mirren
(07/26/1945 – )
English actor , on the Academy Awards
Eva (Evita) Peron "Without fanaticism we cannot accomplish anything."

Eva Peron
(05/07/1919 – 07/26/1952)
Argentine royalty
Kevin Spacey Fowler "This has definitely been the highlight of my day."

Kevin Spacey
(07/26/1959 – )
US actor , on winning an Oscar for "American Beauty"
Sandra Bullock "Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster."

Sandra Bullock
(07/26/1965 – )
US actor
Kate Beckinsale "If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex."

Kate Beckinsale
(07/26/1973 – )
English actor
Kenneth Tynan "Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood."

Kenneth Tynan
(04/09/1927 – 07/26/1980)
English critic
"Many a necklace becomes a noose."

Paul Eldridge
(05/05/1888 – 07/26/1982)
US writer
"Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."

Jim Bishop
(11/21/1907 – 07/26/1987)
US writer
George Romney "The magnitude of our social problems will require that all citizens and institutions make a commitment to volunteering as a way of life and as a primary opportunity to create needed change..."

George Romney
(07/08/1907 – 07/26/1995)
US governor (MI) (father of Mitt Romney)