"How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down."

John Aubrey
(03/12/1626 – 06/07/1697)
English writer
"History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other."

Philip Guedalla
(03/12/1889 – 12/16/1944)
English historian
Gracie Bowers Pfost "I would not have gotten [to Congress] if I had not been as persistent as a hound dog worrying a bone." *

Gracie Pfost
(03/12/1906 – 08/11/1965)
US Representative (ID)
Irving Layton "In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination."

Irving Layton
(03/12/1912 – 01/04/2006)
Romanian-Canadian writer
"We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for."

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(09/13/1830 – 03/12/1916)
Austrian writer
Lane Kirkland "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves."

Lane Kirkland
(03/12/1922 – 08/14/1999)
US union leader
Jack Kerouac "It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on."

Jack Kerouac
(03/12/1922 – 10/21/1969)
US writer
Edward Albee "You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are."

Edward Albee
(03/12/1928 – 09/16/2016)
US playwright
Andrew Young "Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it."

Andrew Young
(03/12/1932 – )
US mayor (Atlanta)
Barbara Hall "The thing I love about television is that people watch you in their pajamas, and when they're eating dinner. You're part of the family."

Barbara Feldon
(03/12/1933 – )
US actor
Liza Minnelli "I would rather present a first-rate version of myself than a second-rate version of Mama."

Liza Minnelli
(03/12/1946 – )
US entertainer (daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli; was married to Peter Allen)
James Taylor "I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play every day."

James Taylor
(03/12/1948 – )
US singer, songwriter (was married to Carly Simon)
Charlie Parker "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."

Charlie Parker
(08/29/1920 – 03/12/1955)
US saxophonist, composer
Marie Josephine Sherwood "Playing Shakespeare is very tiring. You never get to sit down unless you're a king." *

Josephine Hull
(01/03/1877 – 03/12/1957)
US actor
Wayne Woodrow Hayes "Paralyze resistance with persistence."

Woody Hayes
(02/14/1913 – 03/12/1987)
US football coach
"Isn't it curious that hardly anyone can write, but everyone can rewrite?"

Michael Kanin
(02/01/1910 – 03/12/1993)
US writer (brother of Garson Kanin)
Morton Downey, Jr. "I'd rather have sex with a raccoon."

Morton Downey, Jr.
(12/09/1932 – 03/12/2001)
US talk show host, actor, composer (wrote Wipe Out and Pipeline!) , on smoking
Elizabeth June Thornburg "I worked out of desperation. I used to hit fast and run in hopes that people wouldn't realize that I really couldn't do anything."

Betty Hutton
(02/26/1921 – 03/12/2007)
US actor
Terence David John Pratchett "So much universe, and so little time."

Terry Pratchett
(04/28/1948 – 03/12/2015)
English writer