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"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."

(09/23/0480 – ?/0406 BC)
Greek playwright
"A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading."

Jeremy Collier
(09/23/1650 – 04/26/1726)
English bishop
John Byrom "God bless the King, I mean the Faith's Defender;
God bless—no harm in blessing—the Pretender;
But who Pretender is, or who is King,
God bless us all—that's quite another thing."

John Byrom
(02/29/1692 – 09/23/1763)
English writer
Eugene Field "He played the King as though under the momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the Ace."

Eugene Field
(09/23/1850 – 11/04/1895)
US writer , reviewing Creston Clarke as King Lear
Mary Eliza Church Terrell "The chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawn wide and deep."

Mary Eliza Church Terrell
(09/23/1863 – 07/24/1954)
US writer, social reformer
"Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other."

Walter Lippman
(09/23/1889 – 12/14/1974)
US writer
Louise Nevelson "I've never been lifted. But I do like a bit of glamour in the morning."

Louise Nevelson
(09/23/1889 – 04/17/1988)
Russian artist
Joe Yule, Jr. "I was friendly with most of my ex-wives. My God, there's a Mickey Rooney's Former Wives Marching Band!"

Mickey Rooney
(09/23/1920 – )
US actor (eight wives, among them Ava Gardner)
John Morley "You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice."

Lord Viscount John Morley
(12/24/1838 – 09/23/1923)
English historian
John Coltrane "You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."

John Coltrane
(09/23/1926 – 07/17/1967)
US jazz composer, musician
Ray Charles Robinson "Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."

Ray Charles
(09/23/1930 – 06/10/2004)
US R'n'B and jazz great
Roy Buchanan "I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate."

Roy Buchanan
(09/23/1939 – 08/14/1988)
US guitarist
Sigmund Freud "What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."

Sigmund Freud
(05/06/1856 – 09/23/1939)
Moravian Father of Psychoanalysis (and of Anna)
Elinor Glyn "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."

Elinor Glyn
(10/17/1864 – 09/23/1943)
English writer
Bruce Springsteen "When it comes to luck, you make your own."

Bruce Springsteen
(09/23/1949 – )
US singer, songwriter
Ani DiFranco "I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous."

Ani DiFranco
(09/23/1970 – )
US singer, songwriter
Clifford Arquette Peter Marshall: "Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? "
Charlie Weaver: "My sense of decency."
(12/28/1905 – 09/23/1974)
US comedian, actor, pianist, composer , grandfather of Rosanna, Patricia, and David Arquette
Bob Fosse "I would never discriminate against someone's talent because they showed the poor taste to like me."

Bob Fosse
(06/23/1927 – 09/23/1987)
US choreographer, director (was married to Gwen Verdon)
Carl T. Rowan "There aren't any embarrassing questions—only embarrassing answers."

Carl Rowan
(08/11/1925 – 09/23/2000)
US journalist
"It has not been a wasted life. It is studded with a few triumphs and many moments of delight."

Nigel Nicolson
(01/19/1917 – 09/23/2004)
English writer (son of Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West) , epitaph