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Thomas Gainsborough "Damn your nose, madam!There's no end to it!"

Thomas Gainsborough
(05/14/1727 – 08/02/1788)
English artist , to Sarah Siddons
"The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to."

Robert (Bertie) Charles Forbes
(05/14/1880 – 05/06/1954)
Scottish journalist
"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."

Hal Borland
(05/14/1900 – 02/22/1978)
US journalist
August Strindberg "Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police."

August Strindberg
(01/22/1849 – 05/14/1912)
Swedish writer
Walden Robert Cassotto "Conceit is thinking you're great; egotism is knowing it."

Bobby Darin
(05/14/1936 – 12/20/1973)
US singer
Emma Goldman "When we can't dream any longer, we die."

Emma Goldman
(06/27/1869 – 05/14/1940)
Russian anarchist
Francesca Annis "I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes."

Francesca Annis
(05/14/1944 – )
English actor
George Lucas "I thought it was too wacky for the general public."

George Lucas
(05/14/1944 – )
US director (was engaged to Linda Ronstadt) , original opinion of Star Wars' chances for success
David Byrne "Personally, being somewhat envious of Richard's songwriting and guitar playing, it's somewhat satisfying he's not yet achieved household-name status. It serves him right for being so good."

David Byrne
(05/14/1952 – )
Scottish-born US singer and guitarist , on Richard Thompson
Tim Roth "Americans have bought lock, stock, and barrel the Jeremy Irons-Kenneth Branagh England. And it's fake. It's an absolute con. Merchant Ivory? Bollocks."

Tim Roth
(05/14/1961 – )
English actor
Bruce Anthony Johannesson "Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. I know people think it's a disease... If you have a brain tumor, if you have cancer, that's a disease. To say that an addiction is a disease is not fair to the real diseases of the world."

C. C. DeVille
(05/14/1962 – )
US guitarist (Poison)
Frances Perkins "But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way."

Frances Perkins
(04/10/1880 – 05/14/1965)
US educator
Georgia Douglas Johnson "Your world is as big as you make it
I know, for I used to abide
In the narrowest nest in a corner
My wings pressing close to my side"

Georgia Douglas Johnson
(09/10/1880 – 05/14/1966)
US writer
Cate Blanchett "If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!"

Cate Blanchett
(05/14/1969 – )
Australian actor
Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke "To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony."

Billie Burke
(08/07/1885 – 05/14/1970)
US actor , on Hollywood
Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams "Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks."

Jean Rhys
(08/24/1894 – 05/14/1979)
Welsh-Dominican writer
Margarita Carmen Cansino "I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance"

Rita Hayworth
(10/17/1918 – 05/14/1987)
US movie star (was married to Orson Welles)
Lyle Alzado "I don't really trust a sane person."

Lyle Alzado
(04/13/1949 – 05/14/1992)
US football player
Robert Stack "It's not what you are in Hollywood—it's what people think you are."

Robert Stack
(01/13/1919 – 05/14/2003)
US actor