Samuel Foote "He is not only dull in himself, but the cause of dullness in others."

Samuel Foote
(01/27/1720 – 10/21/1777)
English actor, playwright
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop."

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(01/27/1756 – 12/05/1791)
Austrian composer
Samuel Palmer "A picture has been said to be something between a thing and a thought."

Samuel Palmer
(01/27/1805 – 05/24/1881)
English painter
Charles Dodgson "The different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."

Lewis Carroll
(01/27/1832 – 01/14/1898)
English writer
"A self-made man may prefer a self-made name."

(Billings) Learned Hand
(01/27/1872 – 08/18/1961)
US federal judge , on Schmuel Gelbfisz changing his name
Hyman G. Rickover "It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself."

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
(01/27/1900 – 07/08/1986)
Poland-born military guy
Giuseppe Verdi "Oh blessed a thousand times the peasant who is born, eats and dies without anybody bothering about his affairs."

Giuseppe Verdi
(10/10/1813 – 01/27/1901)
Italian composer
Eleanor Hunt "I made some movies, but lucky for me, I made even better friends." *

Joyce Compton
(01/27/1907 – 10/13/1997)
US actor
Donna Belle Mullenger "Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decision—from the neck to the navel."

Donna Reed
(01/27/1921 – 01/14/1986)
US actor
Mordecai Richler "What's black and white and brown and looks good on a lawyer? A Doberman."

Mordecai Richler
(01/27/1931 – 07/03/2001)
Canadian writer
Mikhail Baryshnikov "No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business."

Mikhail Baryshnikov
(01/27/1948 – )
Latvian-US dancer (was partners and had a child with Jessica Lange)
John Roberts "People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society."

John Roberts
(01/27/1955 – )
US Supreme Court justice
Bridget Fonda "I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic."

Bridget Fonda
(01/27/1964 – )
US actor (granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda; married to Danny Elfman)
Mahalia Jackson "Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help."

Mahalia Jackson
(10/26/1911 – 01/27/1972)
US gospel singer , on Aretha Franklin
Jack Paar "I'm fond of Steve, but not as fond as he is."

Jack Paar
(05/01/1918 – 01/27/2004)
US comic, Tonight Show host
John Updike "The great thing about the dead, they make space."

John Updike
(03/18/1932 – 01/27/2009)
US writer
Jerome David Salinger "You don't have to think too hard when you talk to a teacher."

J. D. Salinger
(01/01/1919 – 01/27/2010)
US writer
("Catcher in the Rye")
Howard Zinn "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."

Howard Zinn
(08/24/1922 – 01/27/2010)
US historian
Pete Seeger "Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

Pete Seeger
(05/03/1919 – 01/27/2014)
US singer/activist
Addison Morton Walker "Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart."

Mort Walker
(09/03/1923 – 01/27/2018)
US cartoonist (Beetle Bailey)