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"Do you not know, my son, with what little understanding the world is ruled?"

Julius III
(09/10/1487 – 03/23/1555)
Italian Pope
Georgia Douglas Johnson "Rise with the hour for which you were made."

Georgia Douglas Johnson
(09/10/1880 – 05/14/1966)
US writer
"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to."

Carl van Doren
(09/10/1885 – 07/18/1950)
US writer, educator
Elsa Schiaparelli "Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women."

Elsa Schiaparelli
(09/10/1890 – 11/13/1973)
Italian-French designer
Franz Werfel "Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy."

Franz Werfel
(09/10/1890 – 08/26/1945)
German writer (was married to Alma Schindler)
Cyril Connolly "He could not blow his nose without moralising on the state of the handkerchief industry."

Cyril Connolly
(09/10/1903 – 11/26/1974)
English writer , on George Orwell
Arnold Palmer "The road to success is always under construction."

Arnold Palmer
(09/10/1929 – )
US golfer
Charles Kuralt "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."

Charles Kuralt
(09/10/1934 – 07/04/1997)
US telejournalist
Roger Maris "Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it."

Roger Maris
(09/10/1934 – 12/14/1985)
US baseball player
Huey Long "The time has come for all good men to rise above principle."

Huey Long
(08/30/1893 – 09/10/1935)
US Senator (LA)
Margaret Sinclair Trudeau "I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel."

Margaret Trudeau
(09/10/1948 – )
Canadian first lady
Anthony Joseph Perry "You stick around long enough and you get noticed."

Joe Perry
(09/10/1950 – )
US guitarist (Aerosmith) (also see Steven Tyler)
"Pithy is as pithy does."

Linda Pedisich
(09/10/1950 – )
US friend of quotekeeper (no hurry to choose a career!)
Amy Irving "In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded."

Amy Irving
(09/10/1953 – )
US actor (was married to Steven Spielberg)
Colin Firth "The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think."

Colin Firth
(09/10/1960 – )
English actor
Guy Ritchie "We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance."

Guy Ritchie
(09/10/1968 – )
English film director (married to Madonna)
Matthew Ryan Phillippe "Music is my greatest love. If I could play an instrument I would be a musician."

Ryan Phillippe
(09/10/1974 – )
US actor (was married to Reese Witherspoon)
Dalton Trumbo "Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don't understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist. They happen."

Dalton Trumbo
(12/09/1905 – 09/10/1976)
US writer
Sarah Jane Mayfield "For 10 years I was the wisecracking lady reporter who stormed the city desk snapping, `Stop the presses! I've got a story that will break this town wide open!'"

Jane Wyman
(01/04/1914 – 09/10/2007)
US actor (was married to Ronald Reagan; mother of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan)
Anita Roddick "If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just."

Anita Roddick
(10/23/1942 – 09/10/2007)
English businesswoman (The Body Shop)
Cliff Robertson "The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, 'Who won the Oscar last year?'"

Cliff Robertson
(09/09/1925 – 09/10/2011)
US actor (died near his birthday)