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Carl Linnaeus "If a tree dies, plant another in its place."

Carl Linnaeus
(05/23/1707 – 01/10/1778)
Swedish botanist, zoologist
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron (of Aldenham) "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern."

John Dalberg Acton
(01/10/1834 – 06/19/1902)
English historian
Mary Russell Mitford "She was the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly ever."

Mary Russell Mitford
(12/16/1787 – 01/10/1855)
English writer , on Jane Austen
John Robinson Jeffers "Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."

Robinson Jeffers
(01/10/1887 – 01/20/1962)
US writer
"Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming."

J. P. McEvoy
(01/10/1897 – 08/08/1958)
US writer
"The American drummer is a one-man percussion orchestra."

Max Roach
(01/10/1925 – 08/16/2007)
US drummer
Johnnie Ray "I am constantly asked why I never made other films after "There's No Business Like Show Business," the answer is I was never asked."

Johnnie Ray
(01/10/1927 – 02/24/1990)
US singer
Ronnie Hawkins "Rock'n'roll was two pegs below being a prisoner of war back then."

Ronnie Hawkins
(01/10/1935 – )
US singer
Donald E. Knuth "The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language."

Donald E. Knuth
(01/10/1938 – )
US computer scientist
"Today the biggest decisions I make aren't related to the heavyweight title. They are whether I visit McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, or Jack-in-the-Box."

George Foreman
(01/10/1939 – )
US boxer, grill shill
Sal Mineo "I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone."

Sal Mineo
(01/10/1939 – 02/12/1976)
US actor
Linda Boreman "I would like to see all people who read pornography or have anything to do with it put in a mental hospital for observation so we could find out what we have done to them."

Linda Lovelace
(01/10/1939 – 04/22/2002)
US porn star ("Deep Throat") turned antiporn crusader
Rod the Mod Stewart "Listening to me has ruined a lot of other singers. A lot of singers who have tried to sound like me, they sound like they're going through so much pain."

Rod Stewart
(01/10/1945 – )
Scottish singer (was married to Britt Ekland, Rachel Hunter)
Donald Fagen "As jazz fans, it was amusing for us to play jazz harmonies on these big, ugly electric guitars."

Donald Fagen
(01/10/1948 – )
US singer songwriter (Steely Dan) (also see Walter Becker)
Sinclair Lewis "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead."

Sinclair Lewis
(02/07/1885 – 01/10/1951)
US writer
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski "Most chick singers say 'If you hurt me, I'll die'...I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.'"

Pat Benatar
(01/10/1953 – )
US singer
Shawn Colvin "I think that the indefinable space between happy and sad is the most moving and compelling place for an artist to be. If there's anything I consistently strive for, it's a melancholy limbo."

Shawn Colvin
(01/10/1956 – )
US singer
Dashiell Hammett "`Who shot him?' I asked.
The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: `Somebody with a gun.'"

Dashiell Hammett
(05/27/1894 – 01/10/1961)
US writer (was married to Lillian Hellman)
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel "Youth is something very new. Twenty years ago no one mentioned it."

Coco Chanel
(08/09/1883 – 01/10/1971)
French designer, cosmetician
George Meany "We heard from the abortionists and we heard from the people who looked like Jacks, acted like Jills and had the odors of Johns."

George Meany
(08/16/1894 – 01/10/1980)
US labor organizer
Paul Lynde

Peter Marshall: "A western saddle has a curved horn on the front to hold something for the cowboy. What is it?"
Paul Lynde: "A passenger."
(06/13/1926 – 01/10/1982)
US comic, actor
Spalding Gray "I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis'—there's an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel."

Spalding Gray
(06/05/1941 – 01/10/2004)
US monologuist