"All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown."

William Harvey
(04/01/1578 – 06/03/1657)
English physician
Sydney Smith "There are three sexes—men, women, and clergymen."

Sydney Smith
(06/03/1771 – 02/22/1845)
English clergyman ("Ballot")
Richard Cobden "For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap."

Richard Cobden
(06/03/1804 – 04/02/1865)
English politician
Jefferson Davis "Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty."

Jefferson Davis
(06/03/1808 – 12/06/1889)
US (Confederate) President
Stephen A. Douglas "Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors."

Stephen A. Douglas
(04/23/1813 – 06/03/1861)
US Senator (IL)
George Frederick Ernest Albert "His Majesty does not know what the band has just played, but it is never to be played again."

King George V
(06/03/1865 – 01/20/1936)
British monarch , on Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
Raoul Dufy "The subject itself is of no account; what matters is the way it is presented."

Raoul Dufy
(06/03/1877 – 03/23/1953)
French artist ("Le Cavalier arabe (Le Cavalier blanc)")
Josephine Baker "I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."

Josephine Baker
(06/03/1906 – 04/12/1975)
US entertainer ("Siren of the Tropics")
Marion Pauline Levy "He who accepts the unaltered philosophy of another is as ludicrous as he who dons his neighbor's hat, and infinitely more ridiculous."

Paulette Goddard
(06/03/1910 – 04/23/1990)
US actor ("The Great Dictator")
(was married to Erich Maria Remarque, Burgess Meredith, Charlie Chaplin)
Willis Marie Van Schaak "Sex is currency. What's the use of being beautiful if you can't profit from it?" *

Lili St. Cyr
(06/03/1918 – 01/29/1999)
US dancer, actor, and clothing line ("The Naked and the Dead")
Franz Kafka "In the fight between you and the world, back the world."

Franz Kafka
(07/03/1883 – 06/03/1924)
Czech writer ("Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis)")
Bernard Schwarz "It's like kissing Hitler."

Tony Curtis
(06/03/1925 – 09/29/2010)
US actor ("Some Like It Hot") , on kissing Marilyn Monroe
(was married to Janet Leigh; father with her of Jamie Lee Curtis)
Irwin Allen Ginsberg "Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine,
Jiggling yr knees blankeyed in the rain,
When it snows in yr nose you catch cold in yr brain."

Allen Ginsberg
(06/03/1926 – 04/05/1997)
US writer ("Howl")
"A Druid in training must be a bard before he is a priest, for music is one of the keys to the laws of the universe."

Marion Zimmer Bradley
(06/03/1930 – 09/25/1999)
US writer ("The Mists of Avalon")
Larry McMurtry "No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start."

Larry McMurtry
(06/03/1936 – 03/25/2021)
US writer ("Lonesome Dove" series)
Ian Hunter Patterson "When I heard him, I thought, if he can do that and get away with it, I can do it too."

Ian Hunter
(06/03/1939 – )
English singer/songwriter (Mott the Hoople) ("Once Bitten, Twice Shy") , on Sonny Bono
Colleen Dewhurst "We should try to bring to any power what we have as women. We will destroy it all if we try to imitate that absolutely unfeeling, driving ambition that we have seen coming at us across the desk."

Colleen Dewhurst
(06/03/1924 – 08/22/1991)
Canadian actor ("The Cowboys")
(was married to George C. Scott; mother with him of Campbell Scott)
Curtis Mayfield "Maybe the words that I say
is just another way to pray."

Curtis Mayfield
(06/03/1942 – 12/26/1999)
US singer, songwriter ("People Get Ready")
Suzi Quatro "Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin."

Suzi Quatro
(06/03/1950 – )
US singer, bassist ("Can the Can")
Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden "There's nothing that's more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn't belong."

Dr. Jill Biden
(06/03/1951 – )
US teacher, first lady (53)
(wife of Joe Biden)
Barry Beck "We have only one person to blame, and that's each other."

Barry Beck
(06/03/1957 – )
Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers) , on who started a brawl during Stanley Cup playoffs
"It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the pope!"

Pope John XXIII
(11/25/1881 – 06/03/1963)
Italian Pope
"The erogenous zone is always shifting, and it is the business of fashion to pursue it, without ever catching it up."

James Laver
(03/14/1899 – 06/03/1975)
English fashion designer, critic ("Clothes-Line")
Roberto Rossellini "The camera's a ballpoint pen, an imbecile; it's not worth anything if you don't have anything to say."

Roberto Rossellini
(05/08/1906 – 06/03/1977)
Italian director ("Rome, Open City")
(was married to Ingrid Bergman; father with her of Isabella Rossellini)
"If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, his moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him."

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
(09/24/1902 – 06/03/1989)
Irani religious leader
"The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters."

Robert Morley
(05/26/1908 – 06/03/1992)
English actor ("Marie Antoinette")
(father of Sheridan Morley)
Michael Billington "For those who missed it the first time, this is your golden opportunity; you can miss it again." *

Michael Billington
(12/24/1941 – 06/03/2005)
English actor
John Arthur Carradine "There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way."

David Carradine
(12/08/1936 – 06/03/2009)
US actor ("Kung Fu")
(son of John Carradine; brother of Keith Carradine; was partner of Barbara Hershey)
Cassius Clay "Russia scares me—the people on the buses are so serious they look like they're going to the electric chair."

Muhammad Ali
(01/17/1942 – 06/03/2016)
US boxer
"Probably the best thing that ever happened to me was going nuts. Who ever heard of Jimmy Piersall until that happened?"

Jimmy Piersall
(11/14/1929 – 06/03/2017)
US baseball player
Francis Lee Bailey "The memory of the American public is about six weeks."

F. Lee Bailey
(06/10/1933 – 06/03/2021)
US lawyer
(died near his birthday)