Mary Lamb "We need not be too strict in seeing
The failings of a fellow being."

Mary Lamb
(12/03/1764 – 05/20/1847)
English writer (sister of Charles Lamb)
Robert Bloomfield "E'en drunken Andrew felt the blow
That innocence can give,
When its resistless accents flow
To bid affection live. "

Robert Bloomfield
(12/03/1766 – 08/19/1823)
English writer
Rowland Hill "He did not see any reason why the devil should have all the good tunes."

Sir Rowland Hill
(12/03/1795 – 08/27/1879)
English clergyman, writer, postmaster
"The Faculty [of Vassar] do not consider it a mere experiment any longer that girls can be educated as well as boys."

Ellen Swallow Richards
(12/03/1842 – 03/30/1911)
US chemist, first woman admitted to MIT
Joseph Conrad "Words, as is well known, are the great enemies of reality."

Joseph Conrad
(12/03/1857 – 08/03/1924)
Polish-Ukrainian writer
Robert Louis Stevenson "Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind."

Robert Louis Stevenson
(11/13/1850 – 12/03/1894)
Scottish writer
Anna Freud "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training."

Anna Freud
(12/03/1895 – 10/09/1982)
German psychoanalyst (daughter of Sigmund)
Mary Baker Eddy "Reason is the most active human faculty."

Mary Baker Eddy
(07/16/1821 – 12/03/1910)
US evangelist, founder of Christian Science
Pierre-Auguste Renoir "It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks."

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(02/25/1841 – 12/03/1919)
French artist (father of Jean Renoir) (image is courtesy of the Bridgeman Art Library)
John W. Backus "They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize—that's all they want you to do. You must not think."

John W. Backus
(12/03/1924 – 03/17/2007)
US computing pioneer
Georges Franju: "Movies should have a beginning, a middle, and an end."
Jean-Luc Godard: "Certainly, but not necessarily in that order."
(12/03/1930 – )
French director
John Michael Osbourne "I bit the head off a live bat the other night. It was like eating a Crunchie wrapped in chamois leather."

Ozzy Osbourne
(12/03/1948 – )
English singer (father of Kelly)
Daryl Hannah "That will only happen if I have a bout of amnesia or if I feel like mooning someone in the audience."

Daryl Hannah
(12/03/1960 – )
US actor (LTR with Jackson Browne, married to Neil Young) , on getting naked onstage like Jerry Hall
Julie Anne Smith "I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves."

Julianne Moore
(12/03/1960 – )
US actor
Brendan Fraser "I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny."

Brendan Fraser
(12/03/1968 – )
US actor
Nelson Minter "You've got to take chances in life." *

Nelson Minter
(09/15/1957 – 12/03/1993)
US friend and schoolmate (his son is named Chance)
"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."

Lewis Thomas
(11/25/1913 – 12/03/1993)
US physician, writer
Madeline Gail Wolfson "Is that a ten-gallon hat, or are you just enjoying the show?"

Madeline Kahn
(09/29/1942 – 12/03/1999)
US actor (as Lili Von Schtupp)
Gwendolyn Brooks "We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon."

Gwendolyn Brooks
(06/07/1917 – 12/03/2000)
US writer
David Hemmings "Look at the film buyers and sellers in Cannes any year and you're basically looking at a lot of shoe-salesmen working out whether it should be sneakers or lace-ups next year."

David Hemmings
(11/18/1941 – 12/03/2003)
English actor
Scott Richard Kline "The thing is, unfortunately, I write the best songs when I'm miserable."

Scott Weiland
(10/27/1967 – 12/03/2015)
US singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)