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"Belief gets in the way of learning."

Jeremy Collier
(09/23/1650 – 04/26/1726)
English bishop
Eugene Delacroix "Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it."

Eugene Delacroix
(04/26/1798 – 08/13/1863)
French painter
Charles Farrar Browne "That that is is. Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?"

Artemus Ward
(04/26/1834 – 03/06/1867)
US writer
Gertrude Malissa Nix Rainey "If you don't like my ocean don't fish in my sea
Stay out of my valley and let my mountain be."

Ma Rainey
(04/26/1886 – 12/22/1939)
US singer
Ludwig Wittgenstein "If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."

Ludwig Wittgenstein
(04/26/1889 – 04/29/1951)
Austrian-English philosopher (died near his birthday)
Corinne Anita Loos "I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket."

Anita Loos
(04/26/1893 – 08/18/1981)
US screenwriter
"Life is a tragedy full of joy."

Bernard Malamud
(04/26/1914 – 03/18/1986)
US writer
"Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers."

Edward Shepherd Mead
(04/26/1914 – 08/15/1994)
US writer
Carol Burnett "Comedy is tragedy plus time."

Carol Burnett
(04/26/1933 – )
US comic, actor
Rose Louise Hovick "Anything worth doing well is worth doing slowly."

Gypsy Rose Lee
(02/09/1914 – 04/26/1970)
US actor and entertainer
Jim Davis "'Good morning' is a contradiction of terms."

Jim Davis
(08/26/1909 – 04/26/1981)
US actor (also see Jim Davis the "Garfield" cartoonist)
William Basie "I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"

Count Basie
(08/21/1904 – 04/26/1984)
US bandleader
William Broderick Crawford "I'm too young for Medicare and too old for broads to care."

Broderick Crawford
(12/09/1911 – 04/26/1986)
US actor
Lucille Désirée Ball "You see much more of your children once they leave home."

Lucille Ball
(08/06/1911 – 04/26/1989)
US comic, actor
Jack Valenti "I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president."

Jack Valenti
(09/05/1921 – 04/26/2007)
US chairman (MPAA)