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

Thomas Gainsborough
(05/14/1727 – 08/02/1788)
English artist , 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 (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
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
"[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 , 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
George Lucas "I thought it was too wacky for the general public."

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

Francesca Annis
(05/14/1945 – )
English actor
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 , 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
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)
Frances 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 educator
Catherine Elise Blanchett "If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!"

Cate Blanchett
(05/14/1969 – )
Australian actor
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 , 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
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 (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 (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
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
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
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
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"