Edgar Degas: Self-Portrait "What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming."

Edgar Degas
(07/19/1834 – 09/27/1917)
French painter
Margaret Fuller "I now know all the people worth knowing in America and I find no intellect comparable to my own."

Margaret Fuller
(05/23/1810 – 07/19/1850)
US writer (great-aunt of Bucky)
Charles Horace Mayo "The definition of a specialist as one who knows 'more and more about less and less' is good and true."

Dr. Charles Horace Mayo
(07/19/1865 – 05/26/1939)
US physician (brother of William James Mayo)
"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it."

Vladimir Mayakovsky
(07/19/1893 – 04/14/1930)
Russian poet
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow "The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old."

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
(07/19/1921 – 05/30/2011)
US medical physicist
George McGovern "You know, sometimes, when they say you are ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing."

George McGovern
(07/19/1922 – 10/21/2012)
US senator (SD) and presidential candidate
Campbell Scott "I'm not a big one for lots of genitals flapping in the films."

Campbell Scott
(07/19/1961 – )
US actor (son of Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott)
Jim Norton "Why is comedy the only form of the arts where people think they have to agree with or approve the content? You don't walk through a museum with a towel and throw it over paintings you don't like."

Jim Norton
(07/19/1968 – )
US comic
"I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music."

Alan Lomax
(01/31/1915 – 07/19/2002)
US musicologist
Frank McCourt "Happiness is hard to recall. It's just a glow."

Frank McCourt
(08/19/1930 – 07/19/2009)
Irish-American writer (brother of Malachy McCourt)
Garry Marshall "Never underestimate the power of your sister."

Garry Marshall
(11/13/1934 – 07/19/2016)
US actor (brother of Penny Marshall)
Rutger Hauer "I make more movies than I see."

Rutger Hauer
(01/23/1944 – 07/19/2019)
Dutch actor