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"How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down."

John Aubrey
(11/03/1626 – 06/07/1697)
English writer
"The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread."

William C. Bryant
(11/03/1794 – 06/12/1878)
US writer
"The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat."

Vilhjalmur Stefansson
(11/03/1879 – 08/26/1962)
Canadian explorer
André Malraux "Be careful—with quotations you can damn anything."

Andre Malraux
(11/03/1901 – 11/23/1976)
French writer
James Reston "A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."

James Reston
(11/03/1909 – 12/06/1995)
Scottish journalist
"You won't find a single four-letter word in there. I don't go for that bullsh*t."

Bob Feller
(11/03/1918 – )
US baseball pitcher , on his autobiography
Charles Buchinsky "Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal."

Charles Bronson
(11/03/1921 – 08/30/2003)
US actor
Michael Dukakis "What do you do if you're in a room with Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and John Sununu, and you have a gun with only two bullets? Shoot Sununu twice."

Michael Dukakis
(11/03/1933 – )
US senator (MA), presidential candidate (1988)
Peter Jeremy William Huggins "Maggie Smith used to have excellent skin. Have you seen her face lately? In a few more years, they'll have to unfold it to find out who she used to be."

Jeremy Brett
(11/03/1933 – 09/12/1995)
English actor
"Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair."

Tom Shales
(11/03/1948 – )
US critic , on Farrah Fawcett
"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once—when I was poor."

Larry Holmes
(11/03/1949 – )
US boxer
"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."

Rosanne Barr
(11/03/1952 – )
US comic
Dennis Miller "Dan Quayle deserves to be Vice President like Elvis deserved his black belt in karate."

Dennis Miller
(11/03/1953 – )
US comic (SNL)
Henri Matisse "With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."

Henri Matisse
(12/31/1869 – 11/03/1954)
French artist
Wilhelm Reich "Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness."

Wilhelm Reich
(03/24/1897 – 11/03/1957)
Austrian psychologist
"I haven't thought about it. I'm not capable of deep thinking."

Phil Simms
(11/03/1956 – )
US football quarterback , on being moved from starting QB to reserve
"This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Dorothy Fuldheim
(06/26/1893 – 11/03/1989)
US journalist
"After 60, it's just patch, patch, patch."

Mary Martin
(12/01/1913 – 11/03/1990)
US actor (mother of Larry Hagman)
Robert Kahn "Tim has a great vision. Unfortunately he gets so involved with the characterization of the villains, and the scenic backgrounds, that at times he forgets about the story line."

Bob Kane
(10/24/1915 – 11/03/1998)
US cartoonist , on Tim Burton