Isaac Newton "I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."

Sir Isaac Newton
(12/25/1642 – 03/20/1727)
English scientist ("Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica")
Clarissa Barton "The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me."

Clara Barton
(12/25/1821 – 04/12/1912)
US humanitarian, Red Cross founder ("The Story of My Childhood")
Chaja Rubinstein "All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work."

Helena Rubinstein
(12/25/1872 – 04/01/1965)
Polish-US cosmetician
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

Conrad Hilton
(12/25/1887 – 01/03/1979)
US hotelier
(great-grandfather of Paris Hilton; was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor)
Humphrey Bogart "The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."

Humphrey Bogart
(12/25/1899 – 01/14/1957)
US actor ("Casablanca")
(was married to Lauren Bacall)
Lev Winogradsky "Twelve? Who needs twelve? Couldn't we make do with six?"

Lew Grade
(12/25/1906 – 12/13/1998)
Ukrainian producer ("The Prisoner") , on filming apostles
Cabell Calloway III "My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience."

Cab Calloway
(12/25/1907 – 11/18/1994)
US bandleader, singer, drummer, entertainer ("St. James Infirmary Blues")
Denis Pratt "When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?'"

Quentin Crisp
(12/25/1908 – 11/21/1999)
"One of the Stately Old Homos of England" ("The Naked Civil Servant")
Rod Serling "It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."

Rod Serling
(12/25/1924 – 06/28/1975)
US writer ("Requiem for a Heavyweight")
"No person is important enough to make me angry."

Carlos Castaneda
(12/25/1925 – 04/27/1998)
US anthropologist, writer ("The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge")
Irish Elizabeth McCalla "I couldn't act, but I could swing through the trees."

Irish McCalla
(12/25/1928 – 02/01/2002)
US actor ("She Demons") , on her role in "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle"
"[My daughter loves playing] cowpersons and Indians."

Anne Roiphe
(12/25/1935 – )
US feminist, writer
"Ideas are to literature what light is to painting."

Paul Bourget
(09/02/1852 – 12/25/1935)
French writer ("A Cruel Enigma")
"Writing good editorials is chiefly telling people what they think, not what you think."

Arthur Brisbane
(12/12/1864 – 12/25/1936)
US editor, writer
David Noel Redding "I suppose the old natural stuff would be ok, the old mushroom, but I wouldn't advise anyone to do it."

Noel Redding
(12/25/1945 – 05/11/2003)
US bassist (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Jimmy Buffet "Truth is stranger than fishin'."

Jimmy Buffett
(12/25/1946 – )
US singer, songwriter, parrothead head ("Margaritaville")
William Claude Dukenfield "The son of a bitch is a ballet dancer."

W. C. Fields
(01/29/1880 – 12/25/1946)
US comic actor ("The Bank Dick") , on Charlie Chaplin
Mary Elizabeth Spacek "You don't forget the movies, but you forget the details of them."

Sissy Spacek
(12/25/1949 – )
US actor ("Coal Miner's Daughter")
Karl Rove "As people do better, they start voting like Republicans—unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."

Karl Rove
(12/25/1950 – )
US political manipulator and general all-around slimeball
Annie Lennox "Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death."

Annie Lennox
(12/25/1954 – )
Scottish singer (Eurythmics) ("Love is a Stranger")
Doug Ferrari "Bush doesnít know the names of countries, he doesnít know the names of foreign leaders, he canít even find the Earth on a globe."

Doug Ferrari
(12/25/1956 – )
US comic ("Dating After Divorce")
Helena Christensen "In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful."

Helena Christensen
(12/25/1968 – )
Danish model
Justin Trudeau "Because it's 2015."

Justin Trudeau
(12/25/1971 – )
Canadian PM (23) , on why his cabinet was 50% female
(son of Margaret and Pierre Trudeau)
Charles Spencer Chaplin "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl."

Charlie Chaplin
(04/16/1889 – 12/25/1977)
English-US comic, actor, director ("The Great Dictator")
(was married to Paulette Goddard)
Rose Joan Bluestein "In the 20s, you were a face. And that was enough. In the 30s, you also had to be a voice. And your voice had to match your face, if you can imagine that."

Joan Blondell
(08/30/1906 – 12/25/1979)
US actor ("The Blue Veil")
(was married to Dick Powell, Michael Todd)
Dino Crocetti "Shirley—I love her, but her oars aren't touching the water these days."

Dean Martin
(06/07/1917 – 12/25/1995)
Italian-US singer, actor ("Everybody Loves Somebody")
James Brown "Disco is James Brown, hip-hop is James Brown, rap is James Brown; you know what I'm saying? You hear all the rappers, 90 percent of their music is me."

James Brown
(05/03/1933 – 12/25/2006)
US Godfather of Soul ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag")
Eartha Mae Keith "I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."

Eartha Kitt
(01/17/1927 – 12/25/2008)
US singer, actor ("C'est Si Bon")
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou "I've achieved what every artist wants, which is that some of their work will outlive them."

George Michael
(06/25/1963 – 12/25/2016)
English singer (Wham!) ("Careless Whisper")