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"All men think all men are mortal but themselves."

Edward Young
(07/03/1683 – 04/05/1765)
English writer
Franz Kafka "Don't despair, even over the fact that you don't despair."

Franz Kafka
(07/03/1883 – 06/03/1924)
Czech writer
Ramon Gomez de la Serna "A piano store looks like a funeral parlor for music."

Ramon Gomez de la Serna
(07/03/1888 – 01/12/1963)
Spanish writer
"Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra—and sank."

John Mason Brown
(07/03/1900 – 03/16/1969)
US critic
"Licker talks mighty loud w'en it git loose fum de jug."

Joel Chandler Harris
(12/09/1848 – 07/03/1908)
US writer ("Uncle Remus")
"He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."

Earl Butz
(07/03/1909 – 02/02/2008)
US secretary of agriculture , on the Pope's attitude towards birth control
Tom Stoppard Beauchamp: "Donner, why are you trying to be an artist?"
Donner: "I heard there were opportunities to meet naked women."

Tom Stoppard
(07/03/1937 – )
English playwright
Dave Barry "All other nations are drinking Ray Charles beer and we are drinking Barry Manilow."

Dave Barry
(07/03/1947 – )
US writer
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV "I don't drink but I had a beer that night and they only did one set up like that. I'm a cheap date. What can I say?"

Tom Cruise
(07/03/1962 – )
US actor , on posing topless for Vanity Fair (was married to Nicole Kidman; married to Katie Holmes)
Connie Nielsen "I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves."

Connie Nielsen
(07/03/1965 – )
Danish actor
Brian Jones "We just sort of provided the right thing at the right time. We came along with a very raw sort of music where everything was rather sweet."

Brian Jones
(02/28/1943 – 07/03/1969)
English musician (Rolling Stones)
Jim Morrison "I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning."

Jim Morrison
(12/08/1943 – 07/03/1971)
US singer (the Doors)
Jim Backus "Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success."

Jim Backus
(02/25/1913 – 07/03/1989)
US actor
Mordecai Richler "Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials."

Mordecai Richler
(01/27/1931 – 07/03/2001)
Canadian writer
Lawrence Weiss "Bozo is a combination of the wonderful wisdom of the adult and the childlike ways in all of us."

Larry "Bozo the Clown" Harmon
(01/02/1925 – 07/03/2008)
US entertainer