15 May


by Viktor Michajlovič Vasnecov

But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil didn’t exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light? You’re stupid.

Michail Bulgakov, born on 15 May 1891, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Leo.

Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he’s sometimes unexpectedly mortal – there’s the trick!


Other celebrities born today:

Peter Shaffer, born 15 May 1926, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Cancer, English playwright and screenwriter.

Look, life is only comprehensible through a thousand local gods… spirits of certain trees, of certain curves of brick walls, of certain fish and chip shops if you like. And slate roofs, and frowns in people, and slouches… I’d say to them, “Worship all you can see, and more will appear…” “What use, after all, is man, if not to teach God His lessons?”


Viktor Michajlovič Vasnecov, born on 15 May 1848, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Libra, Russian painter.

Fabrizio Clerici, born on 15 May 1913, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Virgo, Italian painter.