George Herbert "Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth."

George Herbert
(04/03/1593 – 03/01/1633)
English writer
"Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice."

John Abernethy
(04/03/1764 – 04/20/1831)
English surgeon
Washington Irving "They who drink beer will think beer."

Washington Irving
(04/03/1783 – 11/28/1859)
US writer
Q: "Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?"
Hale: "No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country."

Dr. Edward Everett Hale
(04/03/1822 – 06/10/1909)
US religious leader
John Burroughs "To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another."

John Burroughs
(04/03/1837 – 03/29/1921)
US essayist, naturalist (died near his birthday)
Dora Black "We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them."

Dora, Countess Russell
(04/03/1894 – 05/31/1986)
English writer (was married to Bertrand Russell)
Johannes Brahms "A symphony is no joke."

Johannes Brahms
(05/07/1833 – 04/03/1897)
German composer
"Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions."

Henry R. Luce
(04/03/1898 – 02/28/1967)
US publisher (was married to Clare Boothe Luce)
George Jessel "If you haven't struck oil in the first three minutes—stop boring!"

George Jessel
(04/03/1898 – 05/23/1981)
US actor
Herb Caen "The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around."

Herb Caen
(04/03/1916 – 02/01/1997)
US columnist
Mary Bebe Anderson "I'm sure I'm the only actress on earth who doesn't long to play vampires."

Mary Anderson
(04/03/1918 – 04/06/2014)
US actor (died near her birthday)
Jane Sterling Adriance "Erasers would taste good with this sauce."

Jan Sterling
(04/03/1921 – 03/26/2004)
US actor , on eating escargot
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff "The really frightening thing about middle age is knowing you'll grow out of it."

Doris Day
(04/03/1922 – 05/13/2019)
US actor
Marlon Brando "An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening."

Marlon Brando
(04/03/1924 – 07/01/2004)
US actor
"If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library."

Tony Benn
(04/03/1925 – 03/14/2014)
English politician
Don Gibson "Simple is the only way I can write."

Don Gibson
(04/03/1928 – 11/17/2003)
US songwriter ("Oh Lonesome Me")
"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."

Wilson Mizner
(05/19/1876 – 04/03/1933)
US writer
Wayne Newton "You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money. When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life. I'd like to thank you for giving me a part of your life tonight."

Wayne Newton
(04/03/1942 – )
US singer
Richard Thompson "I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me."

Richard Thompson
(04/03/1949 – )
English guitarist, singer, songwriter
Carter G. Woodson "Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains."

Carter Woodson
(12/19/1875 – 04/03/1950)
US historian
Alec Baldwin "I don't get acting jobs because of my looks."

Alec Baldwin
(04/03/1958 – )
US actor (was married to Kim Basinger)
Eddie Murphy "I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf sh*t. It scares me."

Eddie Murphy
(04/03/1961 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
"Our readers are children! Millions of bloodthirsty little kids, and we give them what they want!"

Manfred Lee
(01/11/1905 – 04/03/1971)
US mystery writer (as "Ellery Queen," with Frederic Dannay)
("The Greek Coffin Mystery")
Sarah Vaughan "When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice."

Sarah Vaughan
(03/27/1924 – 04/03/1990)
US singer (died near her birthday)
Henry Graham Greene "God forbid people should read our books to find the juicy passages."

Graham Greene
(10/02/1904 – 04/03/1991)
English writer
"When you start dealing with real change you are talking about interfering with those who are in possession of something."

Carl B. Stokes
(06/21/1927 – 04/03/1996)
US mayor (Cleveland)
"Ross Perot made his way onto the national stage, barking like a dog and occasionally biting off small pieces of himself."

Michael Kelly
(03/17/1957 – 04/03/2003)
US journalist