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John Byrom "Bone and Skin, two millers thin,
Would starve us all, or near it;
But be it known to Skin and Bone
That Flesh and Blood can't bear it."

John Byrom
(02/29/1692 – 09/23/1763)
English writer
Gioacchino Rossini "One cannot judge 'Lohengrin' [by Wagner] from a first hearing, and I certainly do not intend to hear it a second time."

Gioacchino Rossini
(02/29/1792 – 11/13/1868)
Italian composer
Dinah Shore "When he performs, it sounds as if the world has stopped at 2 AM."

Dinah Shore
(02/29/1916 – 02/24/1994)
US singer (died near her birthday) , on Tom Waits
Annie Blanche Banks "They don't make 'em too big for this business."

Tempest Storm
(02/29/1928 – )
US stripper
Edward Frederic Benson "'Oh, you are a brick all right, Mr. Taynton,' said the boy. 'I could stand a cartload of you.'"

E. F. Benson
(07/24/1867 – 02/29/1940)
English writer (brother of A. C. Benson)
"Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral. I don't want to know that an actor lived in a cave for 12 days so that he could prepare for a part."

Dennis Farina
(02/29/1944 – )
US actor
"Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice."

Patricia McKillip
(02/29/1948 – )
US writer
"Most people fail in life because they major in minor things."

Anthony Robbins
(02/29/1960 – )
US political advisor
David Thomas Jones "As far as groupies, I never saw any of them."

Davy Jones
(12/30/1945 – 02/29/2012)
English actor, singer, dancer (Monkees)