"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence."

James Bryce
(05/10/1838 – 01/22/1922)
Irish writer, diplomat
Thomas Jonathan Jackson "Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy if possible."

"Stonewall" Jackson
(01/21/1824 – 05/10/1863)
US Confederate General
Karl Barth "Whether angels play only Bach in praising God, I am not sure. I am sure, however, that 'en famille' they play Mozart."

Karl Barth
(05/10/1886 – 12/10/1968)
Swiss theologian
Chaya Kaufman Durant "Only a fool would try to compress a hundred centuries into a hundred pages of hazardous conclusions. We proceed."

Ariel Durant
(05/10/1898 – 10/25/1981)
Russian historian and writer , on her and her husband's book "The Lessons of History"
Frederick Austerlitz "The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without ever seeing any."

Fred Astaire
(05/10/1899 – 06/22/1987)
US dancer, actor, singer (same dates as Selznick)
David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones "Oh, Gable has enemies all right, but they all like him!"

David O. Selznick
(05/10/1902 – 06/22/1965)
US movie director (same dates as Astaire; was married to Jennifer Jones)
Ella Tambussi Grasso "I am having trouble managing the mansion. What I need is a wife."

Ella T. Grasso
(05/10/1919 – 02/05/1981)
first elected female US Governor (CT)
Anna Myrtle Swoyer "If Roseanne Barr is the new Lucille Ball, I'm the new Garbo." *

Nancy Walker
(05/10/1922 – 03/25/1992)
US actor
Judith Jamison "People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them."

Judith Jamison
(05/10/1943 – )
US dancer
Homer Simpson "All life's answers are on TV."

Homer Simpson
(05/10/1955 – )
US cartoon character
John Simon Ritchie "John's just jealous because I'm the brains of the group. I've written all the songs, even from the beginning when I wasn't in the group."

Sid Vicious
(05/10/1957 – 02/02/1979)
English punk (Sex Pistols) (also see Johnny Rotten, Malcolm McLaren)
Paul Hewson "I'm very secure with the fact that I'm not black."

(05/10/1960 – )
Irish singer (U2)
Linda Evangelista "I don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."

Linda Evangelista
(05/10/1965 – )
Canadian supermodel
Leonard Lebitsky "Henny Youngman's got a great comedy style—mine."

Jack E. Leonard
(04/24/1910 – 05/10/1973)
US comic
Lucille Fay LeSueur "Love is fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."

Joan Crawford
(03/23/1904 – 05/10/1977)
US actor (was married to Franchot Tone, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.)
Kenan Thompson "Comedy is here to bring joy to the world, whether you want to hear the curse words or not."

Kenan Thompson
(05/10/1978 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton "It is being said of a certain poet that though he tortures the English language, he has never yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning."

J. B. Morton
(06/07/1893 – 05/10/1979)
English writer
Walker Percy "Why has the South produced so many good writers? Because we got beat."

Walker Percy
(05/28/1916 – 05/10/1990)
(southern) US writer