Thomas Gainsborough "Damn your nose, madam! There's no end to it!"

Thomas Gainsborough
(05/14/1727 – 08/02/1788)
English artist ("Mr and Mrs Andrews") , to Sarah Siddons
Robert Charles Forbes "The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to."

B. C. "Bertie" Forbes
(05/14/1880 – 05/06/1954)
Scottish journalist ("Finance, Business and the Business of Life")
(father of Malcolm Forbes)
"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."

Hal Borland
(05/14/1900 – 02/22/1978)
US journalist ("When The Legends Die")
August Strindberg "Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police."

August Strindberg
(01/22/1849 – 05/14/1912)
Swedish writer ("The Red Room")
Walden Robert Cassotto "Conceit is thinking you're great; egotism is knowing it."

Bobby Darin
(05/14/1936 – 12/20/1973)
US singer ("Beyond the Sea")
"[William Inge] handles symbolism rather like an Olympic weight lifter, raising it with agonizing care, brandishing it with a tiny grunt of triumph, then dropping it with a terrible clang."

Benedict Nightingale
(05/14/1939 – )
English writer ("What's So Flinking Bunny: The Spoonerisms and Misadventures of Tristram Throstlethwaite") , on the play 'Come Back, Little Sheba'
Emma Goldman "When we can't dream any longer, we die."

Emma Goldman
(06/27/1869 – 05/14/1940)
Russian anarchist ("My Disillusionment in Russia")
George Lucas "I thought it was too wacky for the general public."

George Lucas
(05/14/1944 – )
US director ("Indiana Jones" franchise) , original opinion of Star Wars' chances for success
(was engaged to Linda Ronstadt)
Francesca Annis "I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes."

Francesca Annis
(05/14/1945 – )
English actor ("Lillie")
David Byrne "Personally, being somewhat envious of Richard's songwriting and guitar playing, it's somewhat satisfying he's not yet achieved household-name status. It serves him right for being so good."

David Byrne
(05/14/1952 – )
Scottish-born US singer and guitarist ("The Catherine Wheel") , on Richard Thompson
Tim Roth "Americans have bought lock, stock, and barrel the Jeremy Irons - Kenneth Branagh England. And it's fake. It's an absolute con. Merchant Ivory? Bollocks."

Tim Roth
(05/14/1961 – )
English actor ("Vincent & Theo")
Bruce Anthony Johannesson "Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. I know people think it's a disease... If you have a brain tumor, if you have cancer, that's a disease. To say that an addiction is a disease is not fair to the real diseases of the world."

C. C. DeVille
(05/14/1962 – )
US guitarist (Poison) ("Talk Dirty to Me")
Fannie Coralie Perkins "But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way."

Frances Perkins
(04/10/1880 – 05/14/1965)
US Secretary of Labor
Catherine Elise Blanchett "If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!"

Cate Blanchett
(05/14/1969 – )
Australian actor ("Blue Jasmine")
Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke "To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony."

Billie Burke
(08/07/1884 – 05/14/1970)
US actor ("The Wizard of Oz") , on Hollywood
Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams "Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks."

Jean Rhys
(08/24/1890 – 05/14/1979)
Welsh-Dominican writer ("Wide Sargasso Sea")
Margarita Carmen Cansino "I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance."

Rita Hayworth
(10/17/1918 – 05/14/1987)
US actor ("Gilda")
(was married to Orson Welles)
Lyle Alzado "I never met a man I didn't want to fight."

Lyle Alzado
(04/13/1949 – 05/14/1992)
US football player
Francis Albert Sinatra "If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard."

Frank Sinatra
(12/12/1915 – 05/14/1998)
US singer ("From Here to Eternity")
(was married to Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow)
Charles Langford Modini Stack "It's not what you are in Hollywood—it's what people think you are."

Robert Stack
(01/13/1919 – 05/14/2003)
US actor ("The Untouchables")
Riley B. King "The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you."

B. B. King
(09/16/1925 – 05/14/2015)
US blues guitarist, singer ("The Thrill Is Gone")
Thomas Kennedy Wolfe "Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see painting."

Tom Wolfe
(03/02/1930 – 05/14/2018)
US writer ("The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test")
Thomas Daniel Conway "I avoid all the language and nudity and violence and everything. I have enough of that at home."

Tim Conway
(12/15/1933 – 05/14/2019)
US comic, actor ("The Carol Burnett Show")
Phyllis George "There's a fine line between being sweet and innocent and being a tough broad."

Phyllis George
(06/25/1949 – 05/14/2020)
US beauty queen, "personality"