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Georges Braque "Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."

Georges Braque
(05/13/1882 – 03/31/1963)
French artist
Daphne du Maurier "Writers should be read—but neither seen nor heard."

Daphne duMaurier
(05/13/1907 – 04/19/1989)
English writer
Joe Louis "I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."

Joe Louis
(05/13/1914 – 04/12/1981)
US boxer
"A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction."

Sholom Aleichem
(02/18/1859 – 05/13/1916)
Russian writer
Bernice Frankel "All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful and 5 feet 2 inches tall."

Beatrice Arthur
(05/13/1922 – 04/25/2009)
US actor
Herbert Ross "I've never been to a shrink, so I can't explain my compulsion on psychological grounds, the idea just suddenly popped into my head and took over."

Herbert Ross
(05/13/1927 – 10/09/2001)
US director , on his choice of career
"This is the kind of show to give pornography a bad name."

Clive Barnes
(05/13/1927 – 11/19/2008)
English critic , on the musical "Oh! Calcutta!"
"Never criticize Americans. They have the best taste money can buy."

Miles Kington
(05/13/1941 – 01/30/2008)
Irish writer
"Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped."

Franklin Ajaye
(05/13/1949 – )
US comic
Stevland Hardaway Judkins "Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things."

Stevie Wonder
(05/13/1950 – )
US singer, songwriter
Dennis Rodman "Shaq is not the man. He's the man because the NBA wants him to be the man, but before you can be the man, you've got to be the man."

Dennis Rodman
(05/13/1961 – )
US basketball player
Gary Cooper "I think he'd do well to spend a summer on a ranch."

Gary Cooper
(05/07/1901 – 05/13/1961)
US actor (died near his birthday) , on Anthony Perkins
Stephen Colbert "We have no desire to make anybody look like a blithering idiot, but we do love it when they do."

Stephen Colbert
(05/13/1964 – )
US writer, comic, actor