"There is no glory in outstripping donkeys."

Marcus Valerius Martialis
(03/01/0040 – ?/0102)
Italian writer ("Epigrams")
Thomas Campion "Rose-cheeked Laura, come;
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
Silent music, either other
Sweetly gracing."

Thomas Campion
(02/12/1567 – 03/01/1620)
English writer, composer, physician ("A Booke of Ayres")
George Herbert "The shortest answer is doing the thing."

George Herbert
(04/03/1593 – 03/01/1633)
English writer ("The Country Parson")
William Dean Howells "Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month."

William Dean Howells
(03/01/1837 – 05/11/1920)
US writer ("The Rise of Silas Lapham")
"Discretion is not the better part of biography."

Lytton Strachey
(03/01/1880 – 01/21/1932)
English biographer ("Eminent Victorians")
"The two of us with a very strong, peaceful expression, hand in hand, on the edge within a semicircle sea, lit by Bengal fire, water-tower, mountains, lightning and moon."

Oskar Kokoschka
(03/01/1886 – 02/22/1980)
Austrian artist ("Murderer, the Hope of Women")
(affair with Alma Schindler)
Basil Bunting "Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself."

Basil Bunting
(03/01/1900 – 04/17/1985)
English writer ("Briggflatts")
David Niven "Miss United Dairies herself."

David Niven
(03/01/1910 – 07/29/1983)
English actor, writer ("The Moon's a Balloon") , on Jayne Mansfield
George Grossmith "I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat."

George Grossmith
(12/09/1847 – 03/01/1912)
English comic, actor ("The Diary of a Nobody")
Ralph Waldo Ellison "There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers."

Ralph Ellison
(03/01/1913 – 04/16/1994)
US writer ("Invisible Man")
Harry Christopher Carabina "Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I`ll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will."

Harry Caray
(03/01/1914 – 02/18/1998)
US sportscaster
Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV "The monument sticks like a fishbone
in the city's throat."

Robert Lowell
(03/01/1917 – 09/12/1977)
US writer ("Life Studies")
(was married to Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, Caroline Blackwood)
Yitzhak Rabin "You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies."

Yitzhak Rabin
(03/01/1922 – 11/04/1995)
Israeli Prime Minister
Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. "Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture."

Harry Belafonte
(03/01/1927 – )
US singer ("Island in the Sun")
Roger Daltrey "I think he is a genius. Well, let's put it this way: he was a genius. I don't know whether he is now."

Roger Daltrey
(03/01/1944 – )
English singer (the Who) , on bandmate and meal ticket Peter Townshend
"Looks like Buddy Holly after drinking a can of STP oil treatment."

Dave Marsh
(03/01/1950 – )
US music critic ("The Rolling Stone Album Guide") , on Elvis Costello
Ron Howard "It was always my dream to be a director. A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone's disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business."

Ron Howard
(03/01/1954 – )
US director, actor ("Happy Days")
(father of Bryce Dallas Howard)
Javier Bardem "We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie."

Javier Bardem
(03/01/1969 – )
Spanish actor ("No Country for Old Men")
(married to Penelope Cruz)
Arthur Koestler "Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity."

Arthur Koestler
(09/05/1905 – 03/01/1983)
Hungarian writer ("Darkness at Noon")
"In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations—it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir." *

J. Stuart Keate
(10/13/1913 – 03/01/1987)
Canadian journalist