Jonathan Swift "I have heard of a man who had a mind to sell his house, and therefore carried a piece of brick in his pocket, which he shewed as a pattern to encourage purchasers."

Jonathan Swift
(11/30/1667 – 10/19/1745)
English writer
James Henry Leigh Hunt "The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing."

Leigh Hunt
(10/19/1784 – 08/28/1859)
English writer
Fannie Hurst "It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to."

Fannie Hurst
(10/19/1885 – 02/23/1968)
US writer ("Imitation of Life")
Lewis Mumford "A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."

Lewis Mumford
(10/19/1895 – 01/26/1990)
US writer ("The City in History")
David John Moore Cornwell "Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes."

John LeCarré
(10/19/1931 – 12/12/2020)
English writer
("The Spy Who Came In from the Cold")
"If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be anti-racist. If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality."

Johnnetta Betsch Cole
(10/19/1936 – )
US educator
Ernest Rutherford "All science is either physics or stamp collecting."

Ernest Rutherford
(08/30/1871 – 10/19/1937)
New Zealand physicist
John Lithgow "I lead a pretty boring life. I once met an editor from the National Enquirer who said to me, almost apologetically, 'I'm sorry, but we're really not interested in you.' I'm afraid that's true."

John Lithgow
(10/19/1945 – )
US actor
Edna St. Vincent Millay "Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world—it is thin."

Edna St. Vincent Millay
(02/22/1892 – 10/19/1950)
US writer ("The King's Henchman")
Amy Carter "No."

Amy Carter
(10/19/1967 – )
US first daughter , when asked if she had any message for the children of America
(granddaughter of Lillian Carter, daughter of Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter)
Margaret Caroline Anderson "In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person."

Margaret Caroline Anderson
(11/24/1886 – 10/19/1973)
US writer
Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed "I have the face of a vulture and the voice of a crow. If you threw a rock at me, you could kill two birds with one stone."

Martha Raye
(08/27/1916 – 10/19/1994)
US actor
Donald Eugene Cherry "The day I met [Ornette Coleman], it was about 90 degrees and he had on an overcoat. I was scared of him."

Don Cherry
(11/18/1936 – 10/19/1995)
US trumpeter
Richard Selzer "A bag of tattooed bones in a sequined slingshot."

Mr. Blackwell
(08/29/1922 – 10/19/2008)
US critic , on Cher