"The only difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is that tattooed people don’t give a shit that you don’t have tattoos."
— Kat Von D
Mexican-American tattoo artist, born March 8, 1982

"Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action."
— Willem Dafoe
American actor, born July 22, 1955

"I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump."
— Willem Dafoe
American actor, born July 22, 1955

"I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight."
— Louis Daguerre
French photographer, born November 18, 1787

"The daguerreotype is not merely an instrument which serves to draw Nature; on the contrary it is a chemical and physical process which gives her the power to reproduce herself."
— Louis Daguerre
French photographer, died July 10, 1851

"The discovery I announce to the public is one of the small number which, by their principles, their results, and the beneficial influence which they exert upon the arts, are counted among the most useful and extraordinary inventions."
— Louis Daguerre
French government announces photographic process, August 19, 1839

"Those who don't believe in magic, will never find it."
— Roald Dahl
English pilot, author, and screenwriter, born September 13, 1916  

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
— Roald Dahl
English author, died November 23, 1990

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
— Roald Dahl
English author, born September 13, 1916

"You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of."
— Roald Dahl
English author, born September 13, 1916

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, born May 11, 1904

"I don't do drugs. I am drugs."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, born May 11, 1904

"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, born May 11, 1904

"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, born May 11, 1904

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, died January 23, 1989

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."
— Salvador Dali
Spanish surrealist painter, born May 11, 1904

"You can create the perfect triceps by just pushing yourself off your wall."
— Jean-Claude Van Damme
Belgian martial artist, actor, born October 18, 1960

"If you can't help people, then what is the point of being successful?"
— Matt Damon
American actor, born October 8, 1970

"When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up."
— Rodney Dangerfield
American comedian, born November 22, 1921

"I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof."
— Rodney Dangerfield
American comedian, died October 5, 2004