Arthur Sullivan "After all we [have] each of us only eight notes to work upon."

Sir Arthur Sullivan
(05/13/1842 – 11/22/1900)
English composer (also see W. S. Gilbert) , being accused of plagiarism
Georges Braque "Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."

Georges Braque
(05/13/1882 – 08/31/1963)
French artist
Daphne du Maurier "Writers should be read—but neither seen nor heard."

Daphne du Maurier
(05/13/1907 – 04/19/1989)
English writer
Joe Louis "I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."

Joe Louis
(05/13/1914 – 04/12/1981)
US boxer
Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich "A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction."

Sholem Aleichem
(03/02/1859 – 05/13/1916)
Russian writer
Bernice Frankel "All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall."

Bea Arthur
(05/13/1922 – 04/25/2009)
US actor
Herbert Ross "I've never been to a shrink, so I can't explain my compulsion on psychological grounds, the idea just suddenly popped into my head and took over."

Herbert Ross
(05/13/1927 – 10/09/2001)
US director , on his choice of career
"This is the kind of show to give pornography a bad name."

Clive Barnes
(05/13/1927 – 11/19/2008)
English critic , on the musical "Oh! Calcutta!"
"Never criticize Americans. They have the best taste money can buy."

Miles Kington
(05/13/1941 – 01/30/2008)
Irish writer
"Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped."

Franklyn Ajaye
(05/13/1949 – )
US comic
Stevland Hardaway Judkins "Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things."

Stevie Wonder
(05/13/1950 – )
US singer, songwriter
Dennis Rodman "Shaq is not the man. He's the man because the NBA wants him to be the man, but before you can be the man, you've got to be the man."

Dennis Rodman
(05/13/1961 – )
US basketball player (was married to Carmen Electra)
Frank James Cooper "Having to work hard never had any real appeal for me, and that may have some connection with me being in the movies."

Gary Cooper
(05/07/1901 – 05/13/1961)
US actor (died near his birthday)
Stephen Colbert "Contrary to what people may say, there's no upper limit on stupidity."

Stephen Colbert
(05/13/1964 – )
US writer, comic, actor
"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery."

Dr. Joyce Brothers
(10/20/1927 – 05/13/2013)
US shrink, columnist
Margaret Ruth Kidder "Nudity in the flesh doesn't bother me. But having my mind uncovered—that scares the hell out of me."

Margot Kidder
(10/17/1948 – 05/13/2018)
Canadian actor
Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff "If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers."

Doris Day
(04/03/1922 – 05/13/2019)
US actor