Rene Descartes "Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries."

Rene Descartes
(03/31/1596 – 02/11/1650)
French philosopher
Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle "If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it."

Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle
(02/11/1657 – 01/09/1757)
French writer
"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in."

William Shenstone
(11/18/1714 – 02/11/1763)
Scottish writer
Thomas Alva Edison "There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something!"

Thomas Alva Edison
(02/11/1847 – 10/18/1931)
US scientist/inventor
Leo Szilard "I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius."

Leo Szilard
(02/11/1898 – 05/30/1964)
Hungarian-US scientist
"All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years."

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(02/11/1909 – 02/05/1993)
Polish-American director (brother of Herman J. Mankiewicz; died near his birthday)
Florynce Kennedy "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament."

Florynce Kennedy
(02/11/1916 – 12/21/2000)
US lawyer, activist
Eva Gabor "Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once."

Eva Gabor
(02/11/1919 – 07/04/1995)
Hungarian actor (sister of Zsa Zsa; married five times)
"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

Lloyd Bentsen
(02/11/1921 – 05/23/2006)
US Representative (TX) , on Dan Quayle's comparing himself to JFK
Leslie Nielsen "Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished."

Leslie Nielsen
(02/11/1926 – 11/28/2010)
Canadian actor
Barbara Mary Quant "A woman is as young as her knees."

Mary Quant
(02/11/1930 – )
English fashion designer
Tina Blacker "In my opinion men are getting sick of looking at cowboys, indians, and detectives. Look, don't you think I have more to offer?"

Tina Louise
(02/11/1934 – )
US actor
Burt Reynolds "My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave."

Burt Reynolds
(02/11/1936 – 09/06/2018)
US actor (was married to Loni Anderson, Judy Carne; partners with Sally Field)
"We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves."

John Buchan
(08/26/1875 – 02/11/1940)
Scottish writer
Faith Plotkin "Send me out into another life. But get me back for supper."

Faith Popcorn
(02/11/1947 – )
US management consultant
Sheryl Crow "So what! Forty is the new 30! It doesn't mean a damn thing."

Sheryl Crow
(02/11/1962 – )
US singer (was engaged to, and disengaged from, Lance Armstrong; dated Eric Clapton and Owen Wilson) , on turning 40
Sylvia Plath "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."

Sylvia Plath
(10/27/1932 – 02/11/1963)
US writer (was married to Ted Hughes)
Jennifer Aniston "When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed."

Jennifer Aniston
(02/11/1969 – )
US actor (Friends) (was married to Brad Pitt)
Leo Jacoby "We all want to play romantic figures. But because I lost my hair I was stuck playing butchers and crooks."

Lee J. Cobb
(12/08/1911 – 02/11/1976)
US actor
Frank Herbert "The real wealth of a planet is in its landscape."

Frank Herbert
(10/08/1920 – 02/11/1986)
US writer
Roger Vadim "From the moment I liberated Brigitte, the moment I showed her how to be truly herself, our marriage was all downhill."

Roger Vadim
(01/26/1928 – 02/11/2000)
French director (was married to Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda)
Whitney Houston "From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it."

Whitney Houston
(08/09/1963 – 02/11/2012)
US singer