Walt Whitman "To have great poets, there must be great audiences too."

Walt Whitman
(05/31/1819 – 03/26/1892)
US poet
"Let us leave the labels to those who have little else wherewith to cover their nakedness."

Walter Richard Sickert
(05/31/1860 – 01/22/1942)
German-English painter
"Only of one thing I am sure:
when I dream
I am always ageless."

Elizabeth Coatsworth
(05/31/1893 – 08/31/1986)
US writer
John Florence Sullivan "I'm going to Boston to see my doctor. He's a very sick man."

Fred Allen
(05/31/1894 – 03/17/1956)
US comic
Norman Vincent Peale "The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."

Norman Vincent Peale
(05/31/1898 – 12/24/1993)
US theologian
Elizabeth Blackwell "It is not easy to be a pioneer—but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world."

Elizabeth Blackwell
(02/03/1821 – 05/31/1910)
English-US physician (first female MD)
Clint Eastwood "I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."

Clint Eastwood
(05/31/1930 – )
US actor, director, mayor
Joe Namath "When you win, nothing hurts."

Joe Namath
(05/31/1943 – )
US football quarterback
John Henry Bonham "I'm the best Keith Moon-type drummer in the world."

John Bonham
(05/31/1943 – 09/25/1980)
English drummer (Led Zeppelin)
Chris Elliott "I was the class clown, but I was a reluctant class clown because I was always and still am somewhat embarrassed by performing. I have terrible stage fright and I don't like being in front of people."

Chris Elliott
(05/31/1960 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
Lea Thompson "It's hard not to want to strangle people when you work with them for four years."

Lea Thompson
(05/31/1961 – )
US actor
Edith Hamilton "Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within."

Edith Hamilton
(08/12/1867 – 05/31/1963)
US educator
Brooke Shields "I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That's like three Mercedes.' Then I understood."

Brooke Shields
(05/31/1965 – )
US actor
"Nutrition has been kicked around like a puppy that cannot take care of itself. Food faddists and crackpots have kicked it pretty cruelly."

Adelle Davis
(02/25/1904 – 05/31/1974)
US nutritionist
Martha Elizabeth Beall Mitchell "Everyone should rise up and say, 'Thank you, Mr. President, for bombing Haiphong.'"

Martha Mitchell
(09/02/1918 – 05/31/1976)
US wife of Attorney General (was married to John Mitchell)
Colin Farrell "Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."

Colin Farrell
(05/31/1976 – )
Irish actor
Jack Dempsey "Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning."

Jack Dempsey
(06/24/1895 – 05/31/1983)
US boxer , when a drunk challenged him
Dora Black "Marriage, laws, the police, armies, and navies are the mark of human incompetence."

Dora, Countess Russell
(04/03/1894 – 05/31/1986)
English writer (was married to Bertrand Russell)
Timothy Leary "Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

Dr. Timothy Leary
(10/22/1920 – 05/31/1996)
US LSD guru
Charles Pierce "The fact that I went from rags to bitches was just one of those quirks of fate written in the stars"

Charles Pierce
(07/14/1926 – 05/31/1999)
US comic