Martha Dandridge Custis Washington "I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else."

Martha Washington
(06/13/1731 – 05/22/1802)
US First Lady (1)
(was married to George)
Mary Cassatt "I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up."

Mary Cassatt
(05/22/1844 – 06/14/1926)
US artist ("The Boating Party")
Richard Wagner "After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music?"

Richard Wagner
(05/22/1813 – 02/13/1883)
German composer ("Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung)")
Maria Edgeworth "An orator is the worst person to tell a plain fact."

Maria Edgeworth
(01/01/1768 – 05/22/1849)
Irish writer ("Castle Rackrent")
Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes: "I followed you."
Man: "I saw no one."
Holmes: "That is what you may expect to see when I follow you."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(05/22/1859 – 07/07/1930)
Scottish writer ("A Study in Scarlet ")
Victor Hugo "To err is human; to loaf, Parisian."

Victor Hugo
(02/26/1802 – 05/22/1885)
French writer ("Les Misérables")
Laurence Olivier
"I said to Marilyn, 'Why can't you get here on time, for f890's sake?' And she replied, 'Oh, do you have that word in England, too?'"

Sir Laurence Olivier
(05/22/1907 – 07/11/1989)
English actor ("Rebecca")
Jules Renard "I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries."

Jules Renard
(02/22/1864 – 05/22/1910)
French writer ("Poil de carotte (Carrot Top)")
"You can't tell a millionaire's son from a billionaire's."

Vance Packard
(05/22/1914 – 12/12/1996)
US writer ("The Naked Society")
"A dumb blonde who falls for a huge plastic finger."

Judith Crist
(05/22/1922 – 08/07/2012)
US critic ("The Private Eye, The Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl") , on Jessica Lange in "King Kong"
"Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa."

T. Boone Pickens
(05/22/1928 – 09/11/2019)
US businessman
Robert Byrne "One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas."

Robert Byrne
(05/22/1930 – 12/06/2016)
US billiards maven, quote collector (His "The 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said" is mainly what got me started on this web site)
Jill Tweedie "Always suspect any job men willingly vacate for women."

Jill Tweedie
(05/22/1936 – 11/12/1993)
British writer ("Eating Children")
James Mercer Langston Hughes "Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."

Langston Hughes
(02/01/1901 – 05/22/1967)
US writer ("The Ways of White Folks")
Joseph Wood Krutch "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."

Joseph Wood Krutch
(11/25/1893 – 05/22/1970)
US naturalist, writer ("The Twelve Seasons")
Naomi Campbell "I work very hard and I'm worth every cent."

Naomi Campbell
(05/22/1970 – )
English supermodel
Derek Delevan Harris "Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."

John Derek
(08/12/1926 – 05/22/1998)
US actor, director ("10")
(was married to Ursula Andress, Linda Evans, Bo Derek)
"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry."

Martin Gardner
(10/21/1914 – 05/22/2010)
US scientist, mathematician, magician ("The Annotated Alice")
"A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die."

Philip Roth
(03/19/1933 – 05/22/2018)
US writer ("Goodbye, Columbus")