"A little, round, fat, oily man of God."

James Thomson
(09/11/1700 – 08/27/1748)
Scottish writer ("Rule, Britannia!")
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel "We learn from history that we do not learn from history."

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(08/27/1770 – 11/14/1831)
German philosopher ("Phänomenologie des Geistes (Phenomenology of Spirit)")
"Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence."

Thomas C. Haliburton
(12/17/1796 – 08/27/1865)
Canadian writer ("The Attaché; or Sam Slick in England")
Theodore Dreiser "In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance."

Theodore Dreiser
(08/27/1871 – 12/28/1945)
US writer ("An American Tragedy")
Rowland Hill "I would give nothing for that man's religion whose very dog and cat are not the better for it."

Sir Rowland Hill
(12/03/1795 – 08/27/1879)
English clergyman, writer, postmaster (The "Penny Black")
"Don't worry me—I am an eight-ulcer man on four-ulcer pay." *

Stephen T. Early
(08/27/1889 – 08/11/1951)
US writer, press secretary
Emmanuel Radnitzky "All critics should be assassinated."

Man Ray
(08/27/1890 – 11/18/1976)
US artist, photographer ("The Misunderstood")
Lyndon Baines Johnson "They couldn't pour piss out of a shoe if the instructions were written on the heel."

Lyndon Baines Johnson
(08/27/1908 – 01/22/1973)
US President (36), Vice President (37) , on the Association of American States
(was married to "Lady Bird" Johnson)
Frank Leahy "Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."

Frank Leahy
(08/27/1908 – 06/21/1973)
US football coach (Notre Dame)
Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed "I didn't have to work till I was three. But after that, I never stopped."

Martha Raye
(08/27/1916 – 10/19/1994)
US actor ("The Big Broadcast of 1938")
Susan Ker Weld "It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into."

Tuesday Weld
(08/27/1943 – )
US actor ("Play It As It Lays")
Charles Evans Hughes "Where there is muck to be raked, it must be raked, and the public must know of it, that it may mete out justice."

Charles Evans Hughes
(04/11/1862 – 0 8/27/1948)
US Secretary of State, Supreme Court justice
Cesare Pavese "Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic."

Cesare Pavese
(09/09/1908 – 08/27/1950)
Italian writer ("La Luna e i Falò (The Moon and the Bonfires)")
Jeanette Winterson "They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?"

Jeanette Winterson
(08/27/1959 – )
English writer ("Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit")
William Edward Burghardt du Bois "All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins."

W. E. B. du Bois
(02/23/1868 – 08/27/1963)
US sociologist ("The Souls of Black Folk")
Gracie Allen
"They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it."

Gracie Allen
(07/26/1895 – 08/27/1964)
US comic, actor ("The Gracie Allen Murder Case")
(was married to George Burns)
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris "A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe."

Le Corbusier
(10/06/1887 – 08/27/1965)
Swiss architect ("Notre-Dame du Haut")
Ivy Compton-Burnett "My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me."

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett
(06/05/1884 – 08/27/1969)
English writer ("Pastors and Masters")
Margaret White "If you banish fear, nothing terribly bad can happen to you."

Margaret Bourke-White
(06/14/1904 – 08/27/1971)
US photojournalist ("You Have Seen Their Faces")
(was married to Erskine Caldwell)
Bennett Cerf "Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance."

Bennett Cerf
(05/25/1898 – 08/27/1971)
US humorist ("Try and Stop Me")
"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite."

Sam Levenson
(12/28/1911 – 08/27/1980)
US writer ("In One Era And Out The Other")
Stevie Ray Vaughan "What I am trying to get across to you is: please take of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are here for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me?"

Stevie Ray Vaughan
(10/03/1954 – 08/27/1990)
US musician ("Lenny")
(brother of Jimmie)
"In comparison with the industrial age, the information era is at the steam engine stage. By the time information systems reach jet-plane status, we will focus on utility over fads, triple our productivity, use our computers as naturally and easily as we now use our cars..."

Michael L. Dertouzos
(11/05/1936 – 08/27/2001)
Greek writer ("The Unfinished Revolution")
Norman Frederick Simpson "Remember, to them it is us who are the enemy."

N. F. Simpson
(01/29/1919 – 08/27/2011)
English writer ("One Way Pendulum")