Jean-Baptiste Moliere "Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive."

Jean-Baptiste Moliere
(01/15/1622 – 02/17/1673)
French writer
"The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas."

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
(01/15/1809 – 01/19/1865)
French writer (died near his birthday)
Edward Everett "Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."

Edward Everett
(04/11/1794 – 01/15/1865)
US educator
David Ivor Davies "The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is."

Ivor Novello
(01/15/1893 – 03/06/1951)
Welsh actor
Goodman Aiskowitz and Jane Epstein "Familiarity breeds attempt."

Goodman Ace
(01/15/1899 – 03/25/1982)
US humorist (was married to Jane Ace)
Edward Teller "Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible."

Edward Teller
(01/15/1908 – 09/09/2003)
US scientist
Lloyd Bridges "Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day."

Lloyd Bridges
(01/15/1913 – 03/10/1998)
US actor (father of Beau and Jeff Bridges) , on his role in the "Sea Hunt" TV series
Esther Hillesum "Life cannot be captured in a few axioms. And that is just what I keep trying to do. But it won't work, for life is full of endless nuances and cannot be captured in just a few formulae."

Etty Hillesum
(01/15/1914 – 11/30/1943)
Dutch lawyer, writer (died at Auschwitz)
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(01/15/1929 – 04/04/1968)
US religious leader, civil rights activist (was married to Coretta Scott King)
Ernest J. Gaines "Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything."

Ernest J. Gaines
(01/15/1933 – 11/05/2019)
US writer
Angela Maxine O'Brien "When I cry, do you want the tears to run all the way or shall I stop halfway down?"

Margaret O'Brien
(01/15/1937 – )
precocious US actor , at age 6
Don Van Vliet "I don't know anything about music. I don't think I do music. I think I do spells."

Captain Beefheart
(01/15/1941 – 12/17/2010)
US musician
Harry Nilsson "That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!"

Harry Nilsson
(06/15/1941 – 01/15/1994)
US singer, songwriter , on his participation in John Lennon's "Lost Weekend"
"The time of the rack and the screws is come. Summer television has set in with its usual severity. And the small screen, where late the sweet birds sang, is now awash with repeats, reruns, rejects, replacements and reversions to the primitive."

Harriet van Horne
(05/17/1920 – 01/15/1998)
US writer
Randy Goldfield "The people who work in publishing are crazier than the people who work in Hollywood."

Olivia Goldsmith
(01/01/1949 – 01/15/2004)
US writer
Ruth Warrick "I do like to shock and surprise people. When it's all in good fun, of course."

Ruth Warrick
(06/29/1916 – 01/15/2005)
US actor
"As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor."

Elizabeth Janeway
(10/07/1913 – 01/15/2005)
US writer
Carol Channing "I am terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I."

Carol Channing
(01/31/1921 – 01/15/2019)
US singer, actor