George Frideric Handel "Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows."

George Frideric Handel
(03/05/1685 – 04/14/1759)
German composer , on the "Hallelujah Chorus" of his "Messiah"
"I never truckled; I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. By God, I told them the truth."

Frank Norris
(03/05/1870 – 10/25/1902)
US writer
William Henry Beveridge "Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege."

William Henry Beveridge
(03/05/1879 – 03/16/1963)
India-born English economist
Ringold William Lardner "Although he is a very poor fielder, he is a very poor hitter."

Ring Lardner, Sr.
(03/05/1885 – 09/25/1933)
US writer
Hippolyte-Adolphe Taine "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."

Hippolyte Taine
(04/21/1828 – 03/05/1893)
French historian
Reginald Carey Harrison "Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it."

Rex Harrison
(03/05/1908 – 06/02/1990)
English actor
Joseph Stalin "Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union."

Joseph Stalin
(12/18/1878 – 03/05/1953)
Russian leader (father of Svetlana Alliluyeva)
"If people don't sit at Chaplin's feet, he goes out and stands where they are sitting."

Herman J. Mankiewicz
(11/07/1897 – 03/05/1953)
US writer, producer (brother of Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Penn Fraser Jillette "Zolten is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog."

Penn Jillette
(03/05/1955 – )
US comic, magician (also see Teller) , on his son's name
Andy Gibb "Girls are always running through my mind. They don't dare walk."

Andy Gibb
(03/05/1958 – 03/10/1988)
English singer (brother of the Bee Gees; died near his birthday)
Virginia Patterson Hensley "Trouble'n'honey."

Patsy Cline
(09/08/1932 – 03/05/1963)
US singer , on what someone who'd never seen her would think she looked like
Eva Mendes "It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs."

Eva Mendes
(03/05/1974 – )
US actor
Isidore Yipsel Hochberg "This we learn from Watergate
that almost any creep'll
be glad to help the Government
overthrow the people."

E. Y. Harburg
(04/08/1896 – 03/05/1981)
US songwriter
John Belushi "Some comedians love their characters. I don't fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away."

John Belushi
(01/24/1949 – 03/05/1982)
US comic actor (SNL)
William Powell "Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table."

William Powell
(07/29/1892 – 03/05/1984)
US actor (was married to Carole Lombard)
Brenda Ueland "I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten—happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another."

Brenda Ueland
(10/24/1891 – 03/05/1985)
US writer
Eve Valois "I hate reality—I want to be wholly artificial." *

Lolo Ferrari
(02/09/1963 – 03/05/2000)
French porn star