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 ("The Country Parson")
"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 ("The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.")
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 ("The Man Without a Country")
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 ("Wake-Robin")
(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 ("The Tamarisk Tree: My Quest for Liberty and Love")
(was married to Bertrand Russell)
Johannes Brahms "A symphony is no joke."

Johannes Brahms
(05/07/1833 – 04/03/1897)
German composer ("Hungarian Dances")
"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 ("Time" magazine)
(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 ("The Other Man's Wife")
"Be not surprised if thou findest thyself in possession of unexpected wealth. Allah will provide an unexpected use for it." *

James J. Roche
(05/31/1860 – 04/03/1908)
Irish-US poet ("The Vase and Other Bric-a-brac")
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 ("Lifeboat")
(died near her birthday)
Jane Sterling Adriance "Erasers would taste good with this sauce."

Jan Sterling
(04/03/1921 – 03/26/2004)
US actor ("Ace in the Hole") , 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 ("Calamity Jane")
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 ("On the Waterfront")
"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 ("The Deep Purple")
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 ("Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast")
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 ("Rumor and Sigh")
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 ("The Mis-Education of the Negro")
Alec Baldwin "I don't get acting jobs because of my looks."

Alec Baldwin
(04/03/1958 – )
US actor ("30 Rock")
(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) ("Beverly Hills Cop" films)
"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 ("The Greek Coffin Mystery")
(as "Ellery Queen," with Frederic Dannay)
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 ("No Count Sarah")
(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 ("The Power and the Glory")
"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