"What is reading but silent conversation?"

Walter Savage Landor
(01/30/1775 – 09/17/1864)
English writer ("Imaginary Conversations")
"One ugly trick has often spoiled
The sweetest and the best;
Matilda, though a pleasant child,
One ugly trick possessed."

Ann Taylor
(01/30/1782 – 12/20/1866)
English writer
"Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst."

Francis H. Bradley
(01/30/1846 – 09/18/1924)
English philosopher ("Appearance and Reality")
(same dates as Gelett Burgess)
Frank Gelett Burgess "Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"
I'm sorry, now, I wrote it!
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'll kill you if you quote it."

Gelett Burgess
(01/30/1866 – 09/18/1951)
US writer ("Goops" books)
(same dates as Francis H. Bradley)
Seymour Hicks "You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look."

Sir Seymour Hicks
(01/30/1871 – 04/06/1949)
English actor
Franklin Delano Roosevelt "It is fun to be in the same decade with you."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(01/30/1882 – 04/12/1945)
US President (32) , in a cable to Winston Churchill
(cousin of Theodore Roosevelt; married to Eleanor Roosevelt)
"Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara... are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport."

Saul Alinsky
(01/30/1909 – 06/12/1972)
US political activist ("Rules for Radicals")
"War is the unfolding of miscalculations."

Barbara W. Tuchman
(01/30/1912 – 02/06/1989)
US writer, historian ("The Guns of August")
Thomas Richard Martin "I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me."

Dick Martin
(01/30/1922 – 05/24/2008)
US comic ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")
Gene Hackman "Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors."

Gene Hackman
(01/30/1930 – )
US actor
Shirley Hazzard "Perhaps if we lived with less physical beauty we would develop our true natures more."

Shirley Hazzard
(01/30/1931 – 12/12/2016)
Australian writer ("The Bay of Noon")
Richard Brautigan "I always wanted to write a book that ended with the word mayonnaise."

Richard Brautigan
(01/30/1935 – 09/16/1984)
US writer ("Trout Fishing in America")
Vanessa Redgrave "Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success."

Vanessa Redgrave
(01/30/1937 – )
English actor ("Julia")
(mother of Natasha and Joely Richardson; was married to Tony Richardson; LTR with Timothy Dalton)
Richard Bruce Cheney "There are certain elements of the Bond lifestyle I have yet to experience, Jay, but I'm hopeful."

Dick Cheney
(01/30/1941 – )
US VP (46), war criminal and profiteer, nonsharpshooter, and real-life Bond villain , to Jay Leno on his reported "James Bond-like aura"
Michael Anthony Dorris "They say that after a brush with death the world looks different and that was true for me, but by the time I caught my breath, I realized that it was because I had lost my glasses."

Michael Anthony Dorris
(01/30/1945 – 04/10/1997)
US writer ("A Yellow Raft in Blue Water")
(was married to Louise Erdrich)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."

Mahatma Gandhi
(10/02/1869 – 01/31/1948)
Indian political, religious leader ("The Story of My Experiments with Truth")
Orville Wright "Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!"

Orville Wright
(08/19/1871 – 01/30/1948)
US inventor
(brother of Wilbur)
Phil Collins "It's actually come as quite a shock to learn just how many people don't like me."

Phil Collins
(01/30/1951 – )
English drummer
Mark Eitzel "I've done moves that would make Iggy Pop blush. Iggy is a walking, talking explosion. I was kind of a balloon deflating."

Mark Eitzel
(01/30/1959 – )
US singer (American Music Club)
Dorothy Thompson "The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat."

Dorothy Thompson
(07/09/1893 – 01/30/1961)
US writer ("I Saw Hitler!")
Gerald Durrell "I feel despair twenty-four hours a day at the way we are treating the world and what we are piling up for ourselves. But you have to keep fighting, or what are we on earth for? I believe so much in what I am doing that I cannot let up."

Gerald Durrell
(01/07/1925 – 01/30/1995)
India-born English writer ("My Family and Other Animals")
Jean-Pierre Philippe Salomons "For the last few days I've been wondering why I had been chosen to receive this honour... And now I believe I know the answer: it's to reward me for my longevity!"

Jean-Pierre Aumont
(01/05/1911 – 01/30/2001)
French actor ("Heartbeat") , on receiving an honorary Cesar award, 1991
(was married to Maria Montez; father with her of Tina Aumont)
"I wish I'd known you when you were alive."

Leonard Louis Levinson
(03/02/1904 – 01/30/1974)
US writer
("The Left-Handed Dictionary")
Coretta Scott "I am made to sound like an attachment to a vacuum cleaner. The wife of Martin, then the widow of Martin, all of which I was proud to be. But I was never just a wife, nor a widow. I was always more than a label."

Coretta Scott King
(04/27/1927 – 01/30/2006)
US civil rights leader
(was married to Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Wendy Wasserstein "Being a grownup means assuming responsibility for yourself, for your children, and—here's the big curve—for your parents."

Wendy Wasserstein
(10/18/1950 – 01/30/2006)
US playwright ("The Heidi Chronicles")
"Man is the only creature that seems to have the time and energy to pump all his sewage out to sea, and then go swimming in it."

Miles Kington
(05/13/1941 – 01/30/2008)
Irish writer