Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu "It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink, and have a sense of humour."

Baron de Montesquieu
(01/18/1689 – 02/10/1755)
French writer ("Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and their Decline")
Daniel Webster "Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session."

Daniel Webster
(01/18/1782 – 10/24/1852)
US Secretary of State ("Second Reply to Hayne")
Henry Austin Dobson "Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas, Time stays, we go."

Austin Dobson
(01/18/1840 – 09/02/1921)
English writer ("At the Sign of the Lyre")
John Tyler "Everything dependent on human action is liable to abuse."

John Tyler
(03/29/1790 – 01/18/1862)
US President (10), VP (10)
"Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset."

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(05/25/1803 – 01/18/1873)
English writer ("The Last Days of Pompeii")
"No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted." *

Elsa Einstein
(01/18/1876 – 12/20/1936)
German physicist's spouse and cousin
(married to Albert Einstein)
Alan Alexander Milne "The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief—call it what you will—than all of the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle, and golf course."

A. A. Milne
(01/18/1882 – 01/31/1956)
English writer ("Winnie-the-Pooh")
Norvell Hardy "The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it."

Oliver Hardy
(01/18/1892 – 08/07/1957)
US actor ("Back to the Farm")
(also see Stan Laurel)
Archibald Alec Leach "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

Cary Grant
(01/18/1904 – 11/29/1986)
English actor ("Charade")
(was married to Dyan Cannon)
"A book should be luminous, not voluminous."

Christian Nestell Bovee
(02/22/1820 – 01/18/1904)
US writer ("Intuitions and Summaries of Thought")
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team, and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."

Jacob Bronowski
(01/18/1908 – 08/22/1974)
Polish-English mathematician ("The Ascent of Man")
David Daniel Kaminsky "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

Danny Kaye
(01/18/1911 – 03/03/1987)
US actor ("The Five Pennies")
Rudyard Kipling "Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors."

Rudyard Kipling
(12/30/1865 – 01/18/1936)
English writer ("The Jungle Book")
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

Paul Keating
(01/18/1944 – )
Australian PM , on Australian Liberal leader John Hewson
Jerome Horvitz "Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?"

Curly Howard
(10/22/1903 – 01/18/1952)
US comic actor (The Three Stooges)
Sydney Greenstreet "Pictures are much harder to do than the theater. You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique."

Sydney Greenstreet
(12/27/1879 – 01/18/1954)
English actor ("The Maltese Falcon")
Kevin Costner "Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get."

Kevin Costner
(01/18/1955 – )
US actor ("Dances with Wolves")
Jane Horrocks "If you're still acting when you're old, there's something wrong with you."

Jane Horrocks
(01/18/1964 – )
English actor and singer ("Little Voice")
(had relationships with Sam Mendes and Ian Dury)
Dave Attell "You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire—they're exactly alike."

Dave Attell
(01/18/1965 – )
US comic ("Insomniac with Dave Attell")
"Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable."

Kathleen Norris
(07/16/1880 – 01/18/1966)
US writer ("My Best Girl")
Elizabeth Gammell Woolsey "Why should you feel remorse, regret,
For what was beautiful to me,
As uncommanded as the sea?
The winds blew and the waters sang
All summer: now that summer’s done
I can remember still the sun
That lay upon the mountain grass,
And all the beauty that there was—
Only remember what was fair,
And what was wild and innocent;
The rest is blown upon the air."

Gamel Woolsey
(05/28/1897 – 01/18/1968)
US writer ("One Way of Love")
(was married to Gerald Brenan)
Cecil Beaton "Mrs. Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me."

Sir Cecil Beaton
(01/14/1904 – 01/18/1980)
English photographer, fashion designer ("The Book of Beauty") , on Virginia Woolf's dislike of his drawing of her
(died near his birthday)
"That's a good question. Let me try to evade you."

Paul Tsongas
(02/14/1941 – 01/18/1997)
US senator (MA), presidential candidate
Glenn Frey "Hey, I didn't make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did."

Glenn Frey
(11/06/1948 – 01/18/2016)
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (Eagles) ("You Belong to the City")
Peter Henry Abrahams Deras "Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps."

Peter Abrahams
(03/03/1919 – 01/18/2017)
S. African writer ("Mine Boy")