Thomas Campbell "'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
and robes the mountain in its azure hue."

Thomas Campbell
(07/27/1777 – 06/15/1844)
Scottish writer
Alexandre Dumas (fils) "I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest."

Alexandre Dumas Fils
(07/27/1824 – 11/27/1895)
French writer (son of Dumas père)
John Dalton "Like many beginning writers, I had to make the difficult leap from short stories to learning the craft and form of a novel."

John Dalton
(09/06/1766 – 07/27/1844)
English scientist
Hilaire Belloc "The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat
with an indolent expression and an undulating throat
Like an unsuccessful literary man."

Hilaire Belloc
(07/27/1870 – 07/16/1953)
French writer
Leo Durocher "I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"

Leo Durocher
(07/27/1905 – 10/07/1991)
US baseball player, coach
Elizabeth Hardwick "The great is seldom a deterrent to the mediocre."

Elizabeth Hardwick
(07/27/1916 – 12/02/2007)
US writer (was married to Robert Lowell)
Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn "My billing has always been; 'and', or 'with', or 'including.' That's all right; let the stars take the blame."

Keenan Wynn
(07/27/1916 – 10/14/1986)
US actor (son of Ed Wynn)
"If you are what you eat, then one of the sharks in 'Jaws' is a beer can, half a mackerel and a Louisiana license plate... The other characters in the film are nowhere nearly so fully packed."

Vincent Canby
(07/27/1924 – 10/15/2000)
US film critic
Gertrude Stein "There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."

Gertrude Stein
(02/03/1874 – 07/27/1946)
US writer (sister of Leo Stein) (the image is from the wonderful and generous Bridgeman Art Library)
Carol Leifer "He tricked me into marrying him. He told me I was pregnant."

Carol Leifer
(07/27/1956 – )
US comic
Maya Rudolph "I loved Gilda when I was 6 or 7, because I had hair like Roseanne Rosannadanna."

Maya Rudolph
(07/27/1972 – )
US comic actor (SNL) (daughter of Minnie Riperton)
William Wyler "I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse."

William Wyler
(07/01/1902 – 07/27/1981)
French director
James Mason "Not a bad old slob."

James Mason
(05/15/1909 – 07/27/1984)
English actor , on Louella Parsons
"Certainly no style seems at first glance to provide a richer field for the investigations of Herr Freud."

Sir Osbert Lancaster
(08/04/1908 – 07/27/1986)
English illustrator, gardener , on Art Deco
Leslie Townes Hope "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

Bob Hope
(05/29/1903 – 07/27/2003)
English-born comic
Samuel Shepard Rogers III "When you hit a wall, just kick it in."

Sam Shepard
(11/05/1943 – 07/27/2017)
US writer, actor (LTR and children with Jessica Lange, relationships with Patti Smith and Joni Mitchell)