Frances Burney D'Arblay "But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment."

Fanny Burney
(06/13/1752 – 01/06/1840)
English writer ("Evelina")
Carl Sandburg "I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth."

Carl Sandburg
(01/06/1878 – 07/22/1967)
US writer ("Chicago Poems")
(uncle of Mary Steichen Calderone)
"Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not." *

Elias Root Beadle
(10/13/1812 – 01/06/1879)
US minister
Sam Rayburn "A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice."

Sam Rayburn
(01/06/1882 – 11/16/1961)
US Rep (TX) , on Lyndon Baines Johnson
(same dates as Alan Watts)
Kahlil Gibran "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."

Kahlil Gibran
(01/06/1883 – 04/10/1931)
Lebanese philosopher poet ("The Prophet")
Joseph Abramowitz "A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."

Joey Adams
(01/06/1911 – 12/02/1999)
US comic, actor ("Rate Your Mate")
Amos Muzyad Jahoob "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."

Danny Thomas
(01/06/1912 – 02/06/1991)
US actor ("Make Room for Daddy")
(father of Marlo Thomas)
Gretchen Young "Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners."

Loretta Young
(01/06/1913 – 08/12/2000)
US actor ("The Farmer's Daughter")
Alan Watts "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."

Alan Watts
(01/06/1915 – 11/16/1973)
English writer ("The Way of Zen")
(same dates as Sam Rayburn)
Theodore Roosevelt "McKinley shows all the backbone of a chocolate eclair."

Theodore Roosevelt
(10/27/1858 – 01/06/1919)
US President (26), Vice President (25) ("The Naval War of 1812")
(father of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt, fifth cousin of Franklin Roosevelt)
Earl Scruggs "I like drums, really, if they're under control."

Earl Scruggs
(01/06/1924 – 03/28/2012)
US bluegrass great ("Foggy Mountain Breakdown")
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."

E. L. Doctorow
(01/06/1931 – 07/21/2015)
US writer ("Ragtime")
"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."

Lou Holtz
(01/06/1937 – )
US football coach
"There's a Harvard man on the wrong side of every question."

Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell
(12/13/1856 – 01/06/1943)
US educator, lawyer ("What a University President has Learned")
(grandfather of Amy Lowell)
Ida Tarbell "We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war, or industry. A moment's rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference."

Ida Tarbell
(11/05/1857 – 01/06/1944)
US journalist ("The History of the Standard Oil Company")
Rowan Atkinson "Quite a nasty piece of work. Not the sort of person you'd want to have dinner with."

Rowan Atkinson
(01/06/1955 – )
English actor ("Dirty Names") , on his character "Mr. Bean"
Gabrielle Reece "I am a babe for a living."

Gabrielle Reece
(01/06/1970 – )
US professional volleyball player and supermodel ("My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life")
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold "I always gravitate towards things that are not beautiful, but broken and weird and fascinating."

Kate McKinnon
(01/06/1984 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
Rudolph Nureyev "My leg, make it more beautiful."

Rudolf Nureyev
(03/17/1938 – 01/06/1993)
Russian dancer, choreographer ("Sleeping Beauty/Gayne")
John Birks Gillespie "Ideas, ideas, backward and forward. His influence is layers and layers of spirit."

Dizzy Gillespie
(10/21/1917 – 01/06/1993)
US trumpeter ("A Night In Tunisia") , on Charlie Parker
"Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism."

Florence King
(01/05/1936 – 01/06/2016)
US writer ("Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady")
(died near her birthday)