Carl Linnaeus "If a tree dies, plant another in its place."

Carl Linnaeus
(05/23/1707 – 01/10/1778)
Swedish botanist, zoologist ("Systema Naturae")
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron (of Aldenham) "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern."

John Dalberg Acton
(01/10/1834 – 06/19/1902)
English historian ("The History of Freedom")
Mary Russell Mitford "We may admire people for being wise, but we like them best when they are foolish."

Mary Russell Mitford
(12/16/1787 – 01/10/1855)
English writer ("Our Village")
John Robinson Jeffers "Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."

Robinson Jeffers
(01/10/1887 – 01/20/1962)
US writer ("Shine, Perishing Republic")
"Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming."

J. P. McEvoy
(01/10/1897 – 08/08/1958)
US writer ("Dixie Dugan")
"The American drummer is a one-man percussion orchestra."

Max Roach
(01/10/1924 – 08/16/2007)
US drummer ("The Third Eye")
John Alvin Ray "I've got no talent. Still sing flat as a table. I'm a sort of human spaniel. People come to see what I'm like. I make them feel, I exhaust them, I destroy them."

Johnnie Ray
(01/10/1927 – 02/24/1990)
US singer ("Cry")
Ronnie Hawkins "Rock'n'roll was two pegs below being a prisoner of war back then."

Ronnie Hawkins
(01/10/1935 – )
US singer ("Forty Days")
Donald E. Knuth "The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language."

Donald E. Knuth
(01/10/1938 – )
US computer scientist
Salvatore Mineo, Jr. "I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone."

Sal Mineo
(01/10/1939 – 02/12/1976)
US actor ("Rebel Without a Cause")
Rod the Mod Stewart "Listening to me has ruined a lot of other singers. A lot of singers who have tried to sound like me, they sound like they're going through so much pain."

Rod Stewart
(01/10/1945 – )
Scottish singer ("Stay With Me")
(was married to Britt Ekland, Rachel Hunter)
Donald Fagen "As jazz fans, it was amusing for us to play jazz harmonies on these big, ugly electric guitars."

Donald Fagen
(01/10/1948 – )
US musician (Steely Dan) ("Reeling in the Years")
"Today the biggest decisions I make aren't related to the heavyweight title. They are whether I visit McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, or Jack-in-the-Box."

George Foreman
(01/10/1949 – )
US boxer, grill shill
Linda Boreman "I would like to see all people who read pornography or have anything to do with it put in a mental hospital for observation so we could find out what we have done to them."

Linda Lovelace
(01/10/1949 – 04/22/2002)
US porn star turned antiporn crusader ("Deep Throat")
Sinclair Lewis "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead."

Sinclair Lewis
(02/07/1885 – 01/10/1951)
US writer ("It Can't Happen Here")
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski "Most chick singers say 'If you hurt me, I'll die'...I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.'"

Pat Benatar
(01/10/1953 – )
US singer ("Love is a Battlefield")
Shawn Colvin "I think that the indefinable space between happy and sad is the most moving and compelling place for an artist to be. If there's anything I consistently strive for, it's a melancholy limbo."

Shawn Colvin
(01/10/1956 – )
US singer ("Sunny Came Home")
Dashiell Hammett "`Who shot him?' I asked.
The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: `Somebody with a gun.'"

Dashiell Hammett
(05/27/1894 – 01/10/1961)
US writer ("The Maltese Falcon")
(was married to Lillian Hellman)
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel "Youth is something very new. Twenty years ago no one mentioned it."

Coco Chanel
(08/19/1883 – 01/10/1971)
French designer, cosmetician
Chester Arthur Burnett "The idea of 'Spoonful' was that it doesn't take a large quantity of anything to be good. If you have a little money when you need it, you're right there in the right spot, that'll buy you a whole lot."

Howlin' Wolf
(06/10/1910 – 01/10/1976)
US singer, guitarist ("Smokestack Lightning")
George Meany "We heard from the abortionists and we heard from the people who looked like Jacks, acted like Jills and had the odors of Johns."

George Meany
(08/16/1894 – 01/10/1980)
US labor organizer
Paul Lynde

Peter Marshall: "A western saddle has a curved horn on the front to hold something for the cowboy. What is it?"
Paul Lynde: "A passenger."
(06/13/1926 – 01/10/1982)
US comic, actor ("Hollywood Squares")
"This job has probably got the most screwing-up potential in the world."

Larry Speakes
(09/13/1939 – 01/10/2014)
US press secretary
David Jones "I'm an instant star; just add water and stir."

David Bowie
(01/08/1947 – 01/10/2016)
English singer, songwriter ("Changes")
(died near his birthday)