Christopher Marlowe "Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?"

Christopher Marlowe
(02/06/1564 – 05/30/1593)
English writer ("Tamburlaine")
(image from Bridgeman Art Library)
King Charles II "My words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'."

King Charles II
(05/29/1630 – 02/06/1685)
English royalty
"What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others."

Joseph Priestley
(03/24/1733 – 02/06/1804)
English chemist, theologian, grammarian ("An History of the Corruptions of Christianity")
George Herman Ruth "I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run."

Babe Ruth
(02/06/1895 – 08/16/1948)
US baseball player
"Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."

Louis Nizer
(02/06/1902 – 11/10/1994)
English-US lawyer ("My Life in Court")
Ronald Wilson Reagan "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Ronald Reagan
(02/06/1911 – 06/05/2004)
US actor, President (40)
(was married to Jane Wyman, Nancy Reagan; father with Wyman of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan)
Gustav Klimt "All art is erotic"

Gustav Klimt
(07/14/1862 – 02/06/1918)
Austrian artist ("Water Serpents I")
(affair with Alma Schindler)
Sári Gábor "You mean apart from my own?"

Zsa Zsa Gabor
(02/06/1917 – 12/18/2016)
Hungarian celebrity-because-a-celebrity , when asked how many husbands she's had
(sister of Eva; was married to Conrad Hilton and eight others)
"Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The?"

Keith Waterhouse
(02/06/1929 – 09/04/2009)
English writer ("Billy Liar")
Joan Lucille Olander "I've married a few people I shouldn't have, but haven't we all?"

Mamie Van Doren
(02/06/1931 – )
US actor
Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. "You can never turn your back on the ocean."

Rip Torn
(02/06/1931 – 07/09/2019)
US actor ("Men in Black")
Francois Truffaut "Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste."

Francois Truffaut
(02/06/1932 – 10/21/1984)
French director ("The 400 Blows")
"I'm honored that you invited me, especially when for $10,000 and a new convertible you could have had the top running-back prospect at SMU."

Tom Brokaw
(02/06/1940 – )
US telejournalist ("The Greatest Generation") , on emceeing an NCAA honors luncheon
Bob Marley "The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."

Bob Marley
(02/06/1945 – 05/11/1981)
Jamaican singer, guitarist ("Catch a Fire")
"Happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up."

Charles Langbridge Morgan
(01/22/1894 – 02/06/1958)
English writer ("The Burning Glass")
William Bruce Rose "Psychologically, you could consider this a reunion tour because I've managed to find enough pieces of my mind in order to be with you here tonight."

Axl Rose
(02/06/1962 – )
US singer (Guns'n'Roses)
(also see Slash)
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."

Barbara W. Tuchman
(01/30/1912 – 02/06/1989)
US writer, historian ("The Guns of August")
Amos Muzyad Jahoob "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."

Danny Thomas
(01/06/1912 – 02/06/1991)
US actor
(father of Marlo Thomas)
Arthur Ashe "You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."

Arthur Ashe
(07/10/1943 – 02/06/1993)
US tennis pro
Jacob Kurtzberg "I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler."

Jack Kirby
(08/28/1917 – 02/06/1994)
US cartoonist
"People will get tired of managing personal computers and will want instead terminals, maybe with windows."

Ken Olsen
(02/20/1926 – 02/06/2011)
US businessman, DEC founder
Maxine Kumin "Everything pays for growing tame."

Maxine Kumin
(06/06/1925 – 02/06/2014)
US writer ("Still to Mow: Poems")
Daniel Ivan Hicks "I don't think I'd want a revival. I'm not doing a tribute to myself."

Dan Hicks
(12/09/1941 – 02/06/2016)
US singer, songwriter, musician
Irwin Corey "If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."

Professor Irwin Corey
(07/29/1914 – 02/06/2017)
US comic, actor ("Chatterbox")
Manfred Eigen "Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."

Manfred Eigen
(05/09/1927 – 02/06/2019)
German physicist ("The Laws of the Game: How The Principles of Nature Govern Chance")
"The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost."

George P. Shultz
(12/13/1920 – 02/06/2021)
US Secretary of State (60)