Hannah Cowley "Five minutes! Zounds! I have been five minutes late all my life-time!"

Hannah Cowley
(03/14/1743 – 03/11/1809)
US writer (died near her birthday)
Albert Einstein "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

Albert Einstein
(03/14/1879 – 04/18/1955)
German physicist (was married to Elsa Einstein)
Karl Marx "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great historical facts and personages occur as it were twice. He forgets to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."

Karl Marx
(05/05/1818 – 03/14/1883)
German philosopher (father of Eleanor Marx)
"The same dress is indecent ten years before its time; daring one year before its time; chic (contemporarily seductive) in its time; dowdy five years after its time; hideous twenty years after its time; amusing thirty years after its time; romantic one hundred years after its time; beautiful one hundred and fifty years after its time."

James Laver
(03/14/1899 – 06/03/1975)
English fashion designer, critic
Lester Raymond Brown "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

Les Brown
(03/14/1912 – 01/04/2001)
US bandleader
Hank Ketcham "Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it."

Hank Ketcham
(03/14/1920 – 06/01/2001)
US cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
Diane Nemerov "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."

Diane Arbus
(03/14/1923 – 07/26/1971)
US photographer
George Eastman "My work is done, why wait?"

George Eastman
(07/12/1854 – 03/14/1932)
US inventor , suicide note
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite "First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent."

Michael Caine
(03/14/1933 – )
English actor
Quincy Delight Jones "I don't deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn't deserve that, either. So I'll keep it."

Quincy Jones
(03/14/1933 – )
US music producer (married to Peggy Lipton, father with her of Rashida Jones; relationship with Juliette Gréco)
Edward Tufte "There are only two industries that refer to their customers as 'users.'"

Edward Tufte
(03/14/1942 – )
US design and usability maven
Robert Norman Davis "I am amazed at radio DJs today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for."

Jasper Carrott
(03/14/1945 – )
British comic
Billy Crystal "Women need a reason to have sex—men just need a place."

Billy Crystal
(03/14/1948 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
"Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

Howard Aiken
(03/08/1900 – 03/14/1973)
US mathematician, engineer (died near his birthday)
Edythe Marrenner "I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax."

Susan Hayward
(06/30/1917 – 03/14/1975)
US actor
Fannie Lou Townsend "But you see now baby, whether you have a ph.d., d.d. or no d, we're in this bag together. And whether you are from Morehouse or Nohouse, we're still in this bag together."

Fannie Lou Hamer
(10/06/1917 – 03/14/1977)
US activist
Edward Paul Abbey "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."

Edward Abbey
(01/29/1927 – 03/14/1989)
US writer
"Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters."

Tony Benn
(04/03/1925 – 03/14/2014)
English politician
Stephen Hawking "Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales."

Stephen Hawking
(01/08/1942 – 03/14/2018)
English physicist , on "A Brief History of Time"