Pedro Calderon de la Barca "Love that is not madness is not love."

Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(01/17/1600 – 05/25/1681)
Spanish writer ("The Mayor of Zalamea")
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The more he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(05/25/1803 – 04/27/1882)
US writer ("Nature")
"It was a dark and stormy night..."

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(05/25/1803 – 01/18/1873)
English writer ("The Last Days of Pompeii")
William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook "Buy old masters. They bring in better prices than young mistresses."

Lord Beaverbrook
(05/25/1879 – 06/09/1964)
Canadian statesman, publisher ("Politicians and the Press")
Bennett Cerf "The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost."

Bennett Cerf
(05/25/1898 – 08/27/1971)
US humorist ("Try and Stop Me")
Theodore Roethke "What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible."

Theodore Roethke
(05/25/1908 – 08/01/1963)
US writer ("The Waking")
"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

Theodore Martin Hesburgh
(05/25/1917 – 02/26/2015)
US priest ("The Theology of Catholic Action")
Jeanne Crain "I grew up without knowing anything about prejudice; my mother saw to that. If parents would keep prejudice and intolerance to themselves for one generation, we would have a different world."

Jeanne Crain
(05/25/1925 – 12/14/2003)
US actor ("Pinky")
Beverly Sills "My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."

Beverly Sills
(05/25/1929 – 07/02/2007)
US opera singer ("Roberto Devereux")
John Gregory Dunne "I started all over again on page 1, circling the 262 pages like a vulture looking for live flesh to scavenge."

John Gregory Dunne
(05/25/1932 – 12/30/2003)
US writer ("True Confessions")
(was married to Joan Didion) -vultures don't eat live flesh -s
Tom T. Hall "Nobody knows a hit before it's a hit."

Tom T. Hall
(05/25/1936 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Harper Valley P.T.A.")
Ian McKellen "So that was a very defining point of that relationship."

Sir Ian McKellen
(05/25/1939 – )
English actor ("Gods and Monsters") , on his mother's death when he was 12
Karen Valentine "I hate that word (cute). It's the most awful word in the language."

Karen Valentine
(05/25/1947 – )
US actor (from Sebastopol, CA) ("Room 222")
John William Weller "Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person."

Paul Weller
(05/25/1958 – )
English singer, songwriter, guitarist (the Jam, the Style Council) ("Beat Surrender")
(also see Rick Buckler)
Mike Myers "Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death."

Mike Myers
(05/25/1963 – )
Canadian comic, actor (SNL) ("Wayne's World")
Anne Heche "Vibrators. I think they are great. They keep you out of stupid sex. I'd pitch them to anybody."

Anne Heche
(05/25/1969 – )
US actor ("Donnie Brasco")
(was partner with Ellen DeGeneres)
Cillian Murphy "I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out."

Cillian Murphy
(05/25/1976 – )
Irish actor ("Breakfast on Pluto")
"Give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still—the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see."

Robert Nathan
(01/02/1894 – 05/25/1985)
US writer ("Portrait of Jennie")
Sloan Wilson "A man who wants time to read and write must let the grass grow long."

Sloan Wilson
(05/08/1920 – 05/25/2003)
US writer
(Man In The Grey Flannel Suit)