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

William Penn
(10/14/1644 – 07/30/1718)
English-US Quaker leader, colonist
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
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
"Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival."

W. Edwards Deming
(10/14/1900 – 12/20/1993)
US educator
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
(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
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
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
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 , 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
(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
(not related to Elmer Bernstein)
"I can't take a well-tanned person seriously."

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

Harold Bloom
(07/11/1930 – 10/14/2019)
US literary critic
"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 , on Greta Garbo