John Suckling "'Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite
Makes eating a delight."

Sir John Suckling
(02/10/1609 – 05/01/1642)
English writer; also invented Cribbage ("Ballade upon a Wedding")
Joseph Addison "'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.'"

Joseph Addison
(05/01/1672 – 06/17/1719)
English writer ("Cato, a Tragedy")
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, etc.
"To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion."

Arthur Wellesley
(05/01/1769 – 09/14/1852)
Duke of Wellington, Irish-born English army commander, Prime Minister (21)
Mary Mackay "What a fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy."

Marie Corelli
(05/01/1855 – 04/21/1924)
English writer ("A Romance of Two Worlds")
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

Dr. David Livingstone
(03/19/1813 – 05/01/1873)
Scottish missionary, explorer
"A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts."

Morris Kline
(05/01/1908 – 06/10/1992)
US mathematician ("Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty")
Jack Paar "Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery."

Jack Paar
(05/01/1918 – 01/27/2004)
US comic, Tonight Show host
Joseph Heller "Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth-decay in His divine system of creation?"

Joseph Heller
(05/01/1923 – 12/12/1999)
US writer
("Catch-22")
Judy Collins "I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane."

Judy Collins
(05/01/1939 – )
US singer ("Judith")
Paul Joseph Goebbels "Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character."

Paul Joseph Goebbels
(10/29/1897 – 05/01/1945)
German propagandist
Joanna Lumley "To be a judge you don't have to know about books, you have to be skilled at picking shrapnel out of your head."

Joanna Lumley
(05/01/1946 – )
English model, actor, writer ("Absolutely Fabulous")
"Yes, we have two sons."

Sir Harold Nicolson
(11/21/1886 – 05/01/1968)
Iran-born English writer ("Portrait of a Diplomatist: Being the Life of Sir Arthur Nicolson, First Lord Carnock, and a Study of the Origins of the Great War") , on whether he and his wife had ever collaborated on anything (husband of Vita Sackville-West, father of Nigel Nicolson)
D'Arcy Wretzky "[Being in the band is] like being married with four people you never even wanted to date."

D'Arcy Wretzky
(05/01/1968 – )
US bassist, singer (Smashing Pumpkins)
"I see the mind of a 5-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness."

Sylvia Townsend Warner
(12/06/1893 – 05/01/1978)
English writer ("Lolly Willowes; or The Loving Huntsman")
"Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art."

Charles McCabe
(??/??/1915 – 05/01/1983)
US writer
Eldridge Cleaver "The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."

Eldridge Cleaver
(08/31/1935 – 05/01/1998)
US activist ("Soul on Ice")
Emil Joseph Bavasi "We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules."

Buzzie Bavasi
(12/12/1914 – 05/01/2008)
US baseball manager