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 ("The Belle's Stratagem")
(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 ("Annus mirabilis" papers)
(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 ("Das Kapital")
(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 ("Clothes-Line")
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 ("Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967")
(sister of Howard Nemerov)
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 (filmography)
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 (discography)
(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 ("The Visual Display of Quantitative Information")
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 ("Harvard Mark I-IV")
(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 ("I Want to Live!")
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 ("Praise Our Bridges: An Autobiography")
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 ("The Monkey Wrench Gang")
"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 ("A Brief History of Time")