Alexander the Great "I am dying, with the help of many doctors."

Alexander the Great
(07/20/0356 – 06/10/0323 BC)
Greek military leader
Hattie McDaniel "Always remember this: There are only eighteen inches between a pat on the back and a kick in the rump."

Hattie McDaniel
(06/10/1893 – 10/26/1952)
US actor
"It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there."

Frederick Loewe
(06/10/1901 – 02/14/1988)
Austrian composer , on songwriting partner Alan Jay Lerner's death
"If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."

Dr. Edward Everett Hale
(04/03/1822 – 06/10/1909)
US religious leader
Chester Arthur Burnett "I couldn't do no yodelin', so I turned to howlin'. And it's done me just fine."

Howlin' Wolf
(06/10/1910 – 01/10/1976)
US singer, guitarist
"All those great swans chasing that absurd young man!"

Sir Terence Rattigan
(06/10/1911 – 11/30/1977)
English writer , on ballet
Saul Bellow "She was what we used to call a suicide blonde—dyed by her own hand."

Saul Bellow
(06/10/1915 – 04/05/2005)
Canadian writer
Prince Philip "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."

Prince Philip
(06/10/1921 – )
British Royal Family , opening the Vancouver City Hall
Frances Ethel Gumm "I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot."

Judy Garland
(06/10/1922 – 06/22/1969)
US singer, actor (was married to Vincente Minnelli; mother with him of Liza Minnelli)
Nat Hentoff "Americans have only the dimmest notion of what their constitutional freedoms are—and what it took to get them... [and] the willingness to surrender what we're supposed to be fighting for is a recurring part of our history."

Nat Hentoff
(06/10/1925 – 01/07/2017)
US historian, critic
Maurice Sendak "There must be more to life than having everything."

Maurice Sendak
(06/10/1928 – 05/08/2012)
US writer, illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are)
"I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said 'I will be so brief I have already finished,' and he sat down."

Edward O. Wilson
(06/10/1929 – )
US scientist, writer
Frederick Delius "There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating."

Frederick Delius
(01/29/1862 – 06/10/1934)
English composer
Francis Lee Bailey "I get paid for seeing that my clients have every break the law allows. I have knowingly defended a number of guilty men. But the guilty never escape unscathed. My fees are sufficient punishment for anyone."

F. Lee Bailey
(06/10/1933 – )
US lawyer
"Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences."

Marcus Garvey
(08/17/1887 – 06/10/1940)
Jamaican organizer
Jeff Greenfield "These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder."

Jeff Greenfield
(06/10/1943 – )
US journalist , on the O. J. Simpson jury
Jack Johnson "For every point I'm given, I'll have earned two, because I'm a Negro."

Jack Johnson
(03/31/1878 – 06/10/1946)
US boxer
John Edwards "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."

John Edwards
(06/10/1953 – )
US Senator (NC), vice presidential (2004) and presidential (2008) candidate
Kim Deal "We look like K-Mart rock 'n rollers, you know, the discount clothes stores where all the hicks go."

Kim Deal
(06/10/1961 – )
US singer, songwriter (Pixies, Breeders, Amps)
Gina Gershon "Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man."

Gina Gershon
(06/10/1962 – )
US actor
Jimmy Chamberlin "If you put the right things out there the right things will happen."

Jimmy Chamberlin
(06/10/1964 – )
US drummer (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan)
Elizabeth Hurley "A bit of lusting after someone does wonders for you and is good for your skin."

Elizabeth Hurley
(06/10/1965 – )
English model, actor (LTR with Hugh Grant)
Spencer Tracy "Come to work on time, know your lines, and don't bump into the furniture."

Spencer Tracy
(04/05/1900 – 06/10/1967)
US actor (relationship with Katharine Hepburn) , advice
"One never realizes how much and how little he knows until he starts talking."

Louis L'Amour
(03/22/1908 – 06/10/1988)
US writer
"The history of arithmetic and algebra illustrates one of the striking and curious features of the history of mathematics. Ideas that seem remarkably simple once explained were thousands of years in the making."

Morris Kline
(05/01/1908 – 06/10/1992)
US mathematician
Les Dawson "I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own."

Les Dawson
(02/02/1931 – 06/10/1993)
English comic
"Opening games make me nervous. To tell the truth, I'd rather open with our second game."

John McKay
(07/05/1923 – 06/10/2001)
US football coach
Ray Charles Robinson "I never wanted to be famous; I only wanted to be great."

Ray Charles
(09/23/1930 – 06/10/2004)
US R'n'B and jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist