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"Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself."

Francis Quarles
(05/08/1592 – 09/08/1644)
English writer
Joseph Hall "Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour."

Joseph Hall
(07/01/1574 – 09/08/1656)
English bishop
Joaquin Miller "Let us go and talk with the poets."

Joaquin Miller
(09/08/1837 – 02/13/1913)
US poet , on arriving in San Francisco
Alfred Jarry "You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam; is it because we have company?"

Alfred Jarry
(09/08/1873 – 11/01/1907)
French "pataphysical" writer
"A day away from Tallulah is like a month in the country."

Howard Dietz
(09/08/1896 – 07/30/1983)
US actor
"Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand."

Duffy Daugherty
(09/08/1915 – 09/25/1987)
US coach
Isaac Sidney Caesar "The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one."

Sid Caesar
(09/08/1922 – )
US comic, actor
Marie Grace de Repentigny "Didn't you ever notice how it's always people who wish they had somethin' or had done somethin' that hate the hardest?"

Grace Metalious
(09/08/1924 – 02/25/1964)
US writer (Peyton Place)
Richard Henry Sellers "There used to be a real me, but I had it surgically removed."

Peter Sellers
(09/08/1925 – 07/24/1980)
English actor (was married to Britt Ekland)
Virginia Patterson Hensley "Jimmy Dean dropped by my session the other night and said, 'I see you're still singing your ass off,' and I said to him, 'I see you're still as big headed as you Texans always are...'"

Patsy Cline
(09/08/1932 – 03/05/1963)
US singer
Richard Strauss "Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them."

Richard Strauss
(06/11/1864 – 09/08/1949)
German composer
Dorothy Dandridge "It is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away."

Dorothy Dandridge
(11/09/1923 – 09/08/1965)
US actor , on prejudice
Neko Case "When you have PMS and are really grouchy, I think you're supposed to go off somewhere and do something creative."

Neko Case
(09/08/1970 – )
US singer, songwriter
Brooke Burke "When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band."

Brooke Burke
(09/08/1971 – )
US model
David Arquette "I can relate more to people at a horror convention than I can to most Hollywood executives. They're more passionate."

David Arquette
(09/08/1971 – )
US actor (married to Courteney Cox Arquette; brother of Rosanna and Patricia; grandson of Clifford Arquette)
Samuel Joel Mostel "Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler."

Zero Mostel
(02/28/1915 – 09/08/1977)
US actor
Alecia Beth Moore "I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend."

Pink
(09/08/1979 – )
US singer
Jonathan Taylor Weiss "I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches."

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
(09/08/1981 – )
US actor
Roy Wilkins "The players in this drama of frustration and indignity are not commas or semicolons in a legislative thesis; they are people, human beings, citizens of the United States of America."

Roy Wilkins
(08/30/1901 – 09/08/1981)
US activist, statesman