Edward Gibbon "Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself."

Edward Gibbon
(05/08/1737 – 01/16/1794)
English historian ("The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire")
Jenny Julia Eleanor Marx "By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well." *

Eleanor Marx
(01/16/1855 – 03/31/1898)
English-born socialist, writer, philanthropist ("Shelley's Socialism: Two Lectures")
(daughter of Karl Marx)
"Right or wrong, the customer is always right."

Marshall Field
(08/18/1834 – 01/16/1906)
US businessman
Ethel Agnes Zimmermann "I remember Tallulah telling of going into a public ladies' room and discovering there was no toilet tissue. She looked underneath the booth and said to the lady in the next stall, 'I beg your pardon, do you happen to have any toilet tissue in there?' The lady said no. So Tallulah said, 'Well, then, dahling, do you have two fives for a ten?"

Ethel Merman
(01/16/1908 – 02/15/1984)
US singer ("Anything Goes")
Jay Hanna Dean "The game was closer than the score indicated."

Dizzy Dean
(01/16/1910 – 07/17/1974)
US baseball player , on losing 1-0
Dian Fossey "The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."

Dian Fossey
(01/16/1932 – c. 12/26/1985)
US zoologist ("Gorillas in the Mist")
Susan Sontag "The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions."

Susan Sontag
(01/16/1933 – 12/28/2004)
US writer ("On Photography")
(was partner of Annie Leibovitz)
Marilyn Horne "The thing to do [for insomnia] is to get an opera score and read that. That will bore you to death."

Marilyn Horne
(01/16/1934 – )
US singer ("Beautiful Dreamer")
Anthony Joseph Foyt "Every car has a lot of speed in it. The trick is getting the speed out of it."

A. J. Foyt
(01/16/1935 – )
US writer
Jane Alice Peters "Hollywood is where they write the alibis before they write the story."

Carole Lombard
(10/06/1908 – 01/16/1942)
US actor ("Twentieth Century")
(was married to William Powell, Clark Gable)
Ronnie Milsap "Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive someday."

Ronnie Milsap
(01/16/1943 – )
US singer ("I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World")
Laura Schlessinger "Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."

Laura Schlessinger
(01/16/1947 – )
US entertainer, fake doctor
John Carpenter "In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum."

John Carpenter
(01/16/1948 – )
US director ("The Thing")
Robert Schimmel "I asked my wife to try anal sex. She said, 'Sure. You first.'"

Robert Schimmel
(01/16/1950 – 09/03/2010)
US comic ("Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* (*chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life")
Arturo Toscanini "Assassins!"

Arturo Toscanini
(03/25/1867 – 01/16/1957)
Italian conductor ("Ride of the Valkyries") , to his orchestra
Katherine Ann Moss "It's a sin to be tired."

Kate Moss
(01/16/1974 – )
US supermodel
"An exhaustive study of police records shows that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes."

Earl Wilson
(05/03/1907 – 01/16/1987)
US columnist ("Show Business Laid Bare")
John Clifford Mortimer "The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt."

Sir John Mortimer
(04/21/1923 – 01/16/2009)
English barrister, writer ("Rumpole of the Bailey")
Pauline Phillips "Women who miscalculate are called 'mothers.'"

Abigail van Buren
(07/04/1918 – 01/16/2013)
US advice columnist ("Dear Abby" column)
(sister of Ann Landers)
Harvey Phillip Spector "God won't let me into heaven because I'm too evil."

Phil Spector
(12/26/1939 – 01/16/2021)
US music producer, convicted murderer ("Be My Baby")