Mary Wortley Montagu "People wish their enemies dead, but I do not; I say give them the gout, give them the stone!"

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
(05/15/1689 – 08/21/1762)
English writer
Lyman Frank Baum "Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable."

L. Frank Baum
(05/15/1856 – 05/06/1919)
US writer (Wizard of Oz)
Emily Dickinson "...the fog is rising."

Emily Dickinson
(12/10/1830 – 05/15/1886)
US poet , last words
Katherine Anne Porter "It's a man's world, and you men can have it."

Katherine Anne Porter
(05/15/1890 – 09/18/1980)
US writer
Richard J. Daley "The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."

Richard J. Daley
(05/15/1902 – 12/20/1976)
US Mayor (Chicago) (father of Richard M. Daley Jr.)
Clifton Fadiman "I found nothing really wrong with this autobiography except poor choice of subject."

Clifton Fadiman
(05/15/1904 – 06/20/1999)
US writer , on Gertrude Stein's autobiography
James Mason "I have never met someone so badly behaved."

James Mason
(05/15/1909 – 07/27/1984)
English actor , on Raquel Welch
Max Frisch "Ever since the young men have owned motorcycles, incest has been dying out."

Max Frisch
(05/15/1911 – 04/04/1991)
Swiss writer, architect
Richard Avedon "All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."

Richard Avedon
(05/15/1923 – 10/01/2004)
US photographer
Peter Shaffer "All my wife has ever taken from the Mediterranean—from that whole vast intuitive culture—are four bottles of Chianti to make into lamps, and two china condiment donkeys labelled Sally and Peppy."

Peter Shaffer
(05/15/1926 – 06/06/2016)
English playwright
Hugh Romney "We have ways of making you welcome."

Wavy Gravy
(05/15/1936 – )
US activist, clown
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."

David Cronenberg
(05/15/1943 – )
Canadian filmmaker
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno "Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it."

Brian Eno
(05/15/1948 – )
English composer, producer, musician
"But bacon's not the only thing
That's cured by hanging from a string."

Hugh Kingsmill
(11/21/1889 – 05/15/1949)
English writer
Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri "Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks."

Chazz Palminteri
(05/15/1952 – )
US actor
Georgia Douglas Johnson "Your world is as big as you make it
I know, for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in a corner
My wings pressing close to my side"

Georgia Douglas Johnson
(09/10/1880 – 05/15/1966)
US writer
Edward Hopper "What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."

Edward Hopper
(07/22/1882 – 05/15/1967)
US artist
Robert Gordon Menzies "A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example."

Sir Robert Menzies
(12/20/1894 – 05/15/1978)
Australian PM
Valerie June Carter "I've been really happy just traveling and being Mrs. Johnny Cash all these years. But I'm also really happy and surprised that someone wanted me to make another album, and I'm real proud of what I've done."

June Carter Cash
(06/23/1929 – 05/15/2003)
US singer, songwriter (was married to Johnny Cash)
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua "The world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me."

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua
(09/26/1942 – 05/15/2004)
US-Chicana writer
Jacob Chic Hecht "I am sure I will feel at home in the Bahamas. I've been involved in gambling in the Bahamas. I've been involved in gambling in Nevada and I've been involved in banking." *

Chic Hecht
(11/30/1928 – 05/15/2006)
US Ambassador (Bahamas) , on his qualifications for the job
"Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror."

Carlos Fuentes
(11/11/1928 – 05/15/2012)
Mexican writer
"Not only does the world scarcely know who the Latin American man is, the world has barely cared."

Georgie Anne Geyer
(04/02/1935 – 05/15/2019)
US columnist
Fred Willard "Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring."

Fred Willard
(09/18/1933 – 05/15/2020)
US comic actor , on aging