Laurence Sterne "Learning is the dictionary, but sense the grammar, of science."

Laurence Sterne
(11/24/1713 – 03/18/1768)
Irish-English writer ("The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman")
Grover Cleveland "No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law."

Grover Cleveland
(03/18/1837 – 06/24/1908)
US President (22, 24)
"There once was an old man of Lyme
who married three wives at a time
when asked, 'Why a third?'
he replied 'One's absurd!
and bigamy, sir, is a crime!'"

William Cosmo Monkhouse
(03/18/1840 – 07/20/1901)
English writer ("A Dream of Idleness and Other Poems")
Arthur Neville Chamberlain "How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing."

Neville Chamberlain
(03/18/1869 – 11/09/1940)
English PM (40)
Augustus DeMorgan "Great fleas have little fleas
upon their backs to bite 'em;
and little fleas have lesser fleas,
and so ad infinitum."

Augustus de Morgan
(06/27/1806 – 03/18/1871)
English mathematician ("Budget of Paradoxes") , on the invention of the microscope, referencing Swift
Edgar Cayce "You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else."

Edgar Cayce
(03/18/1877 – 01/03/1945)
US psychic
Wilfred Owen "A few, a few, too few for drums and yells,
May creep back, silent, to still village wells
Up half-known roads."

Wilfred Owen
(03/18/1893 – 11/04/1918)
English soldier, writer ("Dulce et Decorum est")
Manly Palmer Hall "A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

Manly Hall
(03/18/1901 – 08/29/1990)
Canadian writer ("The Secret Teaching of All Ages")
George Plimpton "I don't think I'd ever get anything more than a very small role. 'The Prince of the Cameos,' they might call me."

George Plimpton
(03/18/1927 – 09/25/2003)
English actor ("Paper Lion")
John Updike "A healthy adult male bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."

John Updike
(03/18/1932 – 01/27/2009)
US writer ("Rabbit, Run")
John Charles Flaugher "Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck."

Michael Reagan
(03/18/1945 – )
US first family
(adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman; brother of Maureen Reagan; stepson of Nancy Reagan)
Will Durst "If you're not confused, you're not paying attention."

Will Durst
(03/18/1952 – )
US comic ("One-Night Stand")
Luc Besson "Cinema never saved anyone's life, it is not a medicine that will save anyone's life. It is only an aspirin."

Luc Besson
(03/18/1959 – )
French director ("The Fifth Element")
(was married to Milla Jovovich)
Dana Elaine Owens "Beauty is not just a white girl. It's so many different flavors and shades."

Queen Latifah
(03/18/1970 – )
US rapper, actor ("Just Another Day")
Dane Cook "You know you're drunk when you think that the cab fare is the time."

Dane Cook
(03/18/1972 – )
US comic ("Things You Regret Saying")
Faith Baldwin "Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness."

Faith Baldwin
(10/01/1893 – 03/18/1978)
US writer ("Men are Such Fools")
Erich Fromm "Modern man thinks he loses something—time—when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains—except kill it."

Erich Fromm
(03/23/1900 – 03/18/1980)
German psychoanalyst ("Escape from Freedom")
(died near his birthday)
"One's fantasy goes for a walk and returns with a bride."

Bernard Malamud
(04/26/1914 – 03/18/1986)
US writer ("The Natural")
Papa John Phillips "If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry."

John Phillips
(08/30/1935 – 03/18/2001)
US singer, songwriter (Mamas and the Papas) ("California Dreamin'") , on his band
(was married to Michelle Phillips)
Natasha Richardson I wake up every morning feeling lucky—which is driven by fear, no doubt, since I know it could all go away.

Natasha Richardson
(05/11/1959 – 03/18/2009)
English actor ("Gothic")
(daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson, sister of Joely Richardson; was married to Liam Neeson)
Charles Edward Anderson Berry "I would sing the blues if I had the blues."

Chuck Berry
(10/18/1926 – 03/18/2017)
US singer, songwriter, guitarist ("Johnny B. Goode")