William Penn "Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast."

William Penn
(10/14/1644 – 07/30/1718)
English-US Quaker leader, colonist ("No Cross, No Crown")
Henry Wheeler Shaw "Flattery is like kolone water, tew be smelt of, but not swallowed."

Josh Billings
(04/21/1818 – 10/14/1885)
US writer ("Alminax")
Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp "How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?"

Katherine Mansfield
(10/14/1888 – 01/09/1923)
New Zealander writer ("The Garden Party")
Dwight David Eisenhower "An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn't care who wins."

Dwight David Eisenhower
(10/14/1890 – 03/28/1969)
US President (34)
(husband of Mamie Doud Eisenhower)
Lillian Gish "Never get caught acting."

Lillian Gish
(10/14/1893 – 02/27/1993)
US actor ("The Birth of a Nation")
(sister of Dorothy)
Edward Estlin Cummings "Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go."

e. e. cummings
(10/14/1894 – 09/03/1962)
u. s. poet ("No Thanks")
"Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival."

W. Edwards Deming
(10/14/1900 – 12/20/1993)
US educator ("Some Theory of Sampling")
Johanna Cohn Arendt "The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."

Hannah Arendt
(10/14/1906 – 12/04/1975)
German-US political scientist ("The Origins of Totalitarianism")
(LTR with Martin Heidegger)
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

John Wooden
(10/14/1910 – 06/04/2010)
US basketball hall-of-famer
Roger Moore "I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor."

Roger Moore
(10/14/1927 – 05/23/2017)
English actor ("A View to a Kill")
"You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the oval office... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis."

John Dean
(10/14/1938 – )
US lawyer (for Nixon's White House)
Harry Webb "If I'm in the middle of hitting a most fantastic cross court back hand top spin and someone says 'Can you stop now and have sex' I'll say: 'No thanks!'"

Sir Cliff Richard
(10/14/1940 – )
English singer ("Move It")
Errol Flynn "They've great respect for the dead in Hollywood, but none for the living."

Errol Flynn
(06/20/1909 – 10/14/1959)
Australia-born actor ("Captain Blood")
Randall Jarrell "It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life."

Randall Jarrell
(05/06/1914 – 10/14/1965)
US writer ("The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner")
Edith Mary Evans "I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage."

Dame Edith Evans
(02/08/1888 – 10/14/1976)
English actor ("The Whisperers")
Harry Lillis Crosby "That was a great game of golf, fellers."

Bing Crosby
(05/03/1903 – 10/14/1977)
US singer, actor ("Going My Way") , alleged last words
Paul Fix "He was too generous. He was just like his father and that I respect."

Paul Fix
(03/13/1901 – 10/14/1983)
US actor ("Tall in the Saddle") , on John Wayne
Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn "I do not consider myself a star. I'm a craftsman and I know my craft."

Keenan Wynn
(07/27/1916 – 10/14/1986)
US actor ("The Man in the Funny Suit")
(son of Ed Wynn)
Leonard Bernstein "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable."

Leonard Bernstein
(08/25/1918 – 10/14/1990)
US composer ("West Side Story")
(not related to Elmer Bernstein)
"I can't take a well-tanned person seriously."

Cleveland Amory
(09/02/1917 – 10/14/1998)
US writer, animal rights activist ("The Cat Who Came for Christmas")
Harold Bloom "I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron."

Harold Bloom
(07/11/1930 – 10/14/2019)
US literary critic ("The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry")
"I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed."

Herbert Kretzmer
(10/05/1925 – 10/14/2020)
S. African journalist, lyricist ("Suddenly")