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"There is no glory in outstripping donkeys."

Marcus Valerius Martialus
(03/01/0040 – ?/0102)
Italian writer
"Rose-cheeked Laura, come;
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
Silent music, either other
Sweetly gracing."

Thomas Campion
(02/12/1567 – 03/01/1620)
English writer, composer, physician
George Herbert "The shortest answer is doing the thing."

George Herbert
(04/03/1593 – 03/01/1633)
English writer
William Dean Howells "Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month."

William Dean Howells
(03/01/1837 – 05/11/1920)
US writer
"If this is dying, then I don't think much of it."

Lytton Giles Strachey
(03/01/1880 – 01/21/1932)
English biographer , last words?
"The two of us with a very strong, peaceful expression, hand in hand, on the edge within a semicircle sea, lit by Bengal fire, water-tower, mountains, lightning and moon."

Oskar Kokoschka
(03/01/1886 – 02/22/1980)
Austrian artist (one of Alma's conquests)
Basil Bunting "Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself."

Basil Bunting
(03/01/1900 – 04/17/1985)
English writer
David Niven "Miss United Dairies herself."

David Niven
(03/01/1910 – 07/29/1983)
English actor/writer , on Jayne Mansfield
George Grossmith "I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat."

George Grossmith
(12/09/1847 – 03/01/1912)
English comic, actor
Ralph Waldo Ellison "There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers."

Ralph Ellison
(03/01/1914 – 04/16/1994)
US writer
Harry Christopher Carabina "Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I`ll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will."

Harry Caray
(03/01/1914 – 02/18/1998)
US sportscaster
Robert Traill Spence Lowell "The monument sticks like a fishbone
in the city's throat."

Robert Lowell
(03/01/1917 – 09/12/1977)
US writer
"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application—why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again."

Howard Nemerov
(03/01/1920 – 07/05/1991)
US writer
Yitzhak Rabin "You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies."

Yitzhak Rabin
(03/01/1922 – 11/04/1995)
Israeli Prime Minister
Harry Belafonte "Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture."

Harry Belafonte
(03/01/1927 – )
US singer
Henry Warren Beaty "My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s."

Warren Beatty
(03/01/1937 – )
US actor (Shirley Maclaine's brother; married to Annette Bening)
Roger Daltrey "I think he is a genius. Well, let's put it this way: he was a genius. I don't know whether he is now."

Roger Daltrey
(03/01/1944 – )
English singer (the Who) , on bandmate and meal ticket Peter Townshend
"Looks like Buddy Holly after drinking a can of STP oil treatment."

Dave Marsh
(03/01/1950 – )
US music critic , on Elvis Costello
Ron Howard "It was always my dream to be a director. A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone's disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business."

Ron Howard
(03/01/1954 – )
US director, actor (father of Bryce Dallas Howard)
Javier Bardem "We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie."

Javier Bardem
(03/01/1969 – )
Spanish actor
"In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations—it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir."

J. Stuart Keate
(10/13/1913 – 03/01/1987)
Canadian journalist