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Lyman Frank Baum "Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable."

L. Frank Baum
(05/15/1856 – 05/06/1919)
US writer (Wizard of Oz)
Emily Dickinson "....the fog is rising."

Emily Dickinson
(12/10/1830 – 05/15/1886)
US poet , last words
Katherine Anne Porter "It's a man's world, and you men can have it."

Katherine Anne Porter
(05/15/1890 – 09/18/1980)
US writer
Richard J. Daley "The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."

Richard J. Daley
(05/15/1902 – 12/20/1976)
US Mayor (Chicago) (father of Richard M. Daley Jr.)
Clifton Fadiman "I found nothing really wrong with this autobiography except poor choice of subject."

Clifton Fadiman
(05/15/1904 – 06/20/1999)
US writer , on Gertrude Stein's autobiography
James Mason "I have never met someone so badly behaved."

James Mason
(05/15/1909 – 07/27/1984)
English actor , on Raquel Welch
Max Frisch "Ever since the young men have owned motorcycles, incest has been dying out."

Max Frisch
(05/15/1911 – 04/04/1991)
Swiss writer, architect
Richard Avedon "All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."

Richard Avedon
(05/15/1923 – 10/01/2004)
US photographer
Peter Shaffer "All my wife has ever taken from the Mediterranean—from that whole vast intuitive culture—are four bottles of Chianti to make into lamps, and two china condiment donkeys labelled Sally and Peppy."

Peter Shaffer
(05/15/1926 – )
English playwright
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."

David Cronenberg
(05/15/1943 – )
Canadian filmmaker
Brian Eno "Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it."

Brian Eno
(05/15/1948 – )
English composer, producer, musician
"But bacon's not the only thing
That's cured by hanging from a string."

Hugh Kingsmill
(11/21/1889 – 05/15/1949)
English writer
Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri "Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks."

Chazz Palminteri
(05/15/1951 – )
US actor
Edward Hopper "What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."

Edward Hopper
(07/22/1882 – 05/15/1967)
US artist
Francis Albert Sinatra "If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard."

Frank Sinatra
(12/12/1915 – 05/15/1998)
US singer (was married to Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow)
Valerie June Carter "I've been really happy just traveling and being Mrs. Johnny Cash all these years. But I'm also really happy and surprised that someone wanted me to make another album, and I'm real proud of what I've done."

June Carter Cash
(06/23/1929 – 05/15/2003)
US singer, songwriter (was married to Johnny Cash)
Jacob Chic Hecht "I am sure I will feel at home in the Bahamas. I've been involved in gambling in the Bahamas. I've been involved in gambling in Nevada and I've been involved in banking."

Chic Hecht
(11/30/1928 – 05/15/2006)
US Ambassador (Bahamas) , on his qualifications for the job