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"There is no greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand."
"Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise."
"Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts."
US nurse, founder of Planned Parenthood
"Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other."
"The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."
Sydney J. Harris
"Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base! This is a terrible thing for the Padres!"
"Farewell, my friends. I am going to glory."
, parting words to her friends as she rode off wearing a too-long scarf that later tangled in the car's wheels and killed her
"The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me."
"Capital punishment is either an affront to humanity or a potential parking place."
US writer or comic or...?
(It's hard to find info on people with common names)
"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."
US Secretary of Navy
"When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers."
Colleen C. Barrett
US airline executive
"My thanks to the Academy for the very finest, greatest award that any actor can ever receive. The only thing a man can say at a time like this isI am not really bald."
Tommy Lee Jones
"They say I'm unsubtle. But we need above all, a theatre that wakes us up: nerves and heart."
"I'm playing a cat burglar. I've made it. This is the high point of my career. I'm really chuffed."
Irish-born New Zealand actor
, on Simpsons episode 1F09
"I like the pleasant things most women enjoy, even if I do wear breeches and boots on an expedition, even sleep in them at times.... but I powder my nose before going on deck, no matter how rough the sea is."
Louise Arner Boyd
(died near her birthday)
"Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality."
"Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail."
English singer, songwriter
"The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved."
J. Russell Lynes
"The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want."