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Pedro Calderon de la Barca "Love that is not madness is not love."

Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(01/17/1600 – 05/25/1681)
Spanish writer
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The more he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(05/25/1803 – 04/27/1882)
US writer
"It was a dark and stormy night..."

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(05/25/1803 – 01/18/1873)
English writer
Lord William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook "Buy old masters. They bring in better prices than young mistresses."

Lord William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook
(05/25/1879 – 06/09/1964)
Canadian statesman, publisher
Bennett Cerf "The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost."

Bennett Cerf
(05/25/1898 – 08/12/1971)
US humorist
Theodore Roethke "What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible."

Theodore Roethke
(05/25/1908 – 08/01/1963)
US writer
"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

Theodore Martin Hesburgh
(05/25/1917 – )
US priest
Jeanne Crain "I grew up without knowing anything about prejudice; my mother saw to that. If parents would keep prejudice and intolerance to themselves for one generation, we would have a different world."

Jeanne Crain
(05/25/1925 – 12/14/2003)
US actor
Miles Davis "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later."

Miles Davis
(05/25/1926 – 09/28/1991)
US jazz great (was married to Cicely Tyson)
Beverly Sills "My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."

Beverly Sills
(05/25/1929 – 07/02/2007)
US opera singer
John Gregory Dunne "I started all over again on page 1, circling the 262 pages like a vulture looking for live flesh to scavenge."

John Gregory Dunne
(05/25/1932 – 12/30/2003)
US writer (was married to Joan Didion) -vultures don't eat live flesh -s
Tom T. Hall "Nobody knows a hit before it's a hit."

Tom T. Hall
(05/25/1936 – )
US singer, songwriter
Ian McKellen "So that was a very defining point of that relationship."

Sir Ian McKellen
(05/25/1939 – )
English actor , on his mother's death when he was 12
Karen Valentine "I hate that word (cute). It's the most awful word in the language."

Karen Valentine
(05/25/1947 – )
US actor (from Sebastopol, CA)
John William Weller "Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person."

Paul Weller
(05/25/1958 – )
English singer, songwriter, guitarist (the Jam) (also see Rick Buckler)
Mike Myers "Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death."

Mike Myers
(05/25/1963 – )
Canadian comic, actor (SNL)
Anne Heche "Vibrators. I think they are great. They keep you out of stupid sex. I'd pitch them to anybody."

Anne Heche
(05/25/1969 – )
US actor , one-time girlfriend of Ellen deGeneres
Cillian Murphy "I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out."

Cillian Murphy
(05/25/1976 – )
Irish actor
"Give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still—the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see."

Robert Nathan
(01/02/1894 – 05/25/1985)
US writer
Sloan Wilson "A man who wants time to read and write must let the grass grow long."

Sloan Wilson
(05/08/1920 – 05/25/2003)
US writer (Man In The Grey Flannel Suit)