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Charles Dudley Warner "What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it."

Charles Dudley Warner
(09/12/1829 – 10/20/1900)
US writer
Herbert Henry Asquith "[The War Office kept three sets of figures:] one to mislead the public, another to mislead the Cabinet, and the third to mislead itself."

Herbert Henry Asquith
(09/12/1852 – 02/15/1928)
English Prime Minister (35) (was married to Margot Tennant Asquith, father of Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco and Cyril Asquith, great-grandfather of Helena Bonham Carter; see other British PMs)
Henry Louis Mencken "We must respect the other person's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."

H. L. Mencken
(09/12/1880 – 01/29/1956)
US writer
Maurice Chevalier "Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."

Maurice Chevalier
(09/12/1888 – 01/01/1972)
French singer, actor
Alfred A. Knopf "An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible."

Alfred A. Knopf
(09/12/1892 – 08/11/1984)
US publisher
James Cleveland Owens "One chance is all you need."

Jesse Owens
(09/12/1913 – 03/28/1980)
US runner
Desmond Llewelyn "As long as the producers want me and the Almighty doesn't."

Desmond Llewelyn
(09/12/1914 – 12/19/1999)
Welsh actor , on how long he would play 'Q' in the James Bond movies
Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow "There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness."

Han Suyin
(09/12/1917 – )
Chinese writer
Stanislaw Lem "When smashing monuments, save the pedestals—they always come in handy."

Stanislaw Lem
(09/12/1921 – 03/27/2006)
Polish writer (note: a different person from Stanislaw Lec)
George Jones "With the blood from my body I could start my own still."

George Jones
(09/12/1931 – )
US singer, songwriter (was married to Tammy Wynette)
Barrence Eugene Carter "There's people making babies to my music. That's nice."

Barry White
(09/12/1944 – 07/04/2003)
US singer
Ben Folds "A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything."

Ben Folds
(09/12/1966 – )
US singer, songwriter
Louis Szekely "No sh*t, everything is a double-edged sword. Even a single-edged sword is a double-edged sword. Because on the one hand it's sharp but on the other hand it's dull....a single-edged sword is a double-edged sword."

Louis C. K.
(09/12/1967 – )
US comic
Robert Traill Spence Lowell "If youth is a defect, it is one we outgrow too soon."

Robert Lowell
(03/01/1917 – 09/12/1977)
US writer
Anthony Perkins "Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea."

Anthony Perkins
(04/04/1932 – 09/12/1992)
US actor
Peter Jeremy William Huggins "I meditate and do yoga. I sit cross-legged and try not to levitate too much."

Jeremy Brett
(11/03/1933 – 09/12/1995)
English actor
Johnny Cash "You know what a big fun day for me is now? It's when June gets up and we're both feeling good and we want to go shopping. We'll go to Wal-Mart and I'll get one of those electric carts and just race through the aisles. Imagine that being the highlight of your day."

Johnny Cash
(02/26/1932 – 09/12/2003)
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (was married to June Carter Cash)