Eve Ensler (25 May 1953), playwright of The Vagina Monoloques.
(2 October 1949), noted American portrait photographer.
(25 Oct. 1881 - 8 April 1973), Spanish painter and sculptor.
"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame... ...and what's out."
Martin Scorsese (17 November 1942),
critically acclaimed, award-winning NYC-based director.
â€œScar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.â€
(born Henry Lawrence Garfield, 13 Feb. 1961), actor, author, singer/songwriter, and spoken word artist.
(born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 Aug. 1954), English singer/songwriter.
(5 Jan. 1931 - 1 Dec. 1, 1989), modern dancer, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(28 Jan. 1912 - 11 Aug. 1956), influential American abstract expressionist painter.
"I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself." (March 25, 1933)
Anaïs Nin (21 Feb. 1903 - 14 Jan. 1977), French-born author.
"I don't like the word ironic. I like the word absurdity, and I don't really understand the word 'irony' too much. The irony comes when you try to verbalize the absurd. When irony happens without words, it's much more exalted."
David Lynch (20 Jan. 1946), artist, director and TM leader.
"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me."
Chet Atkins (20 June 1924 - 30 June 2001), influential guitarist and record producer.
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
Henry David Thoureau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862), American author and philosopher.
"It's hard to use the English language. I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself."
Captain Beefheart (born Don Glen Vliet, 15 January 1941), American free-form rock musician and artist.
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
(19 Aug. 1883 - 10 Jan. 1971), pioneering French fashion designer.