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Ben Jonson "He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."

Ben Jonson
(06/11/1572 – 08/06/1637)
English writer
Alfred, Lord Tennyson "Reading him is like wading through glue."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(08/06/1809 – 10/06/1892)
English writer , on Ben Jonson
Paul Claudel "It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them."

Paul Claudel
(08/06/1868 – 02/23/1955)
French writer
Louella Rose Oettinger "She looks like she combs her hair with an eggbeater."

Louella Parsons
(08/06/1881 – 12/09/1972)
US gossip , on Joan Collins
"It is not impossible that the future belongs to this 'traumverwirrten Katzenjammerstil' (nightmarish hangover style), a future which we therefore do not envy."

Eduard Hanslick
(09/11/1825 – 08/06/1904)
Czech critic , on Bruckner
Lucille Désirée Ball "The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Lucille Ball
(08/06/1911 – 04/26/1989)
US comic, actor
Robert Mitchum "There are all kinds of rumors about me. And they're all true, every one of them. You can make some up if you want."

Robert Mitchum
(08/06/1917 – 07/01/1997)
US actor
Andy Warhol "Richard Simmons is carrying Rex Reed's baby."

Andy Warhol
(08/06/1928 – 02/22/1987)
Polish-US artist
Hiram Johnson "The first casualty of war is truth."

Hiram Johnson
(09/02/1866 – 08/06/1945)
US Governor, Senator (CA) (Note: Johnson died of old age the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima)
Edmund Preston Biden "You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go on to the next one."

Preston Sturges
(08/29/1898 – 08/06/1959)
US writer
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan "It's human nature. Twenty-six people love the movie, and the 27th person hates it, and the only thing you can think about is the 27th person."

M. Night Shyamalan
(08/06/1970 – )
Indian writer, producer, director
Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini "Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."

Pope Paul VI
(09/26/1897 – 08/06/1978)
Italian religious leader
"Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie."

Harry Reasoner
(04/17/1926 – 08/06/1991)
US telejournalist
"The bastardized offspring of Italian baroque grafted onto the ostentatious whims of a Mughal despot."

Andre Weil
(05/06/1906 – 08/06/1998)
French mathematician , on the Taj Mahal
Larry Adler "Even Bach comes down to the basic suck, blow, suck, suck, blow."

Larry Adler
(02/10/1914 – 08/06/2001)
US harmonica player ; buy "The Glory of Gershwin"
Edsger W. Dijkstra "It's good to write programs occasionally, as long as you don't run them."

Edsger W. Dijkstra
(05/11/1930 – 08/06/2002)
Dutch computer scientist