"A decorator tainted with insanity."

Kenyon Cox
(10/27/1856 – 03/17/1919)
US artist , on Paul Cezanne
Theodore Roosevelt "I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head."

Theodore Roosevelt
(10/27/1858 – 01/06/1919)
US President (26), Vice President (25) (father of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt, fifth cousin of Franklin Roosevelt)
Emily Price "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use."

Emily Post
(10/27/1872 – 09/25/1960)
US etiquette maven
"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing."

Owen D. Young
(10/27/1874 – 07/11/1962)
US businessman
Enid Bagnold "Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To 'Why am I here?' To uselessness. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities..."

Enid Bagnold
(10/27/1889 – 03/31/1981)
English writer
(National Velvet)
"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail."

Alfred Whitney Griswold
(10/27/1906 – 04/19/1963)
US educator
John Elmer Carson "Fans are people who let an actor know he's not alone in the way he feels about himself."

Jack Carson
(10/27/1910 – 01/02/1963)
US actor
Dylan Marials Thomas "An alcoholic is someone who you do not like who drinks as much as you do."

Dylan Thomas
(10/27/1914 – 11/09/1953)
Welsh writer , was engaged to Pamela Hansford Johnson
Ruby Ann Wallace "Classism and greed are making insignificant all the other kinds of isms."

Ruby Dee
(10/27/1922 – 06/11/2014)
US actor, activist (was married to Ossie Davis)
Harry Robbins Haldeman "Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it is awfully hard to get it back in."

H. R. Haldeman
(10/27/1926 – 11/12/1993)
US presidential staffer, Watergate co-conspirator
Sylvia Plath "Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing."

Sylvia Plath
(10/27/1932 – 02/11/1963)
US writer (was married to Ted Hughes)
John Cleese "If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."

John Cleese
(10/27/1939 – )
English comic, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Maxine Hong Kingston "Before we can leave our parents, they stuff our heads like the suitcases which they jam-pack with homemade underwear."

Maxine Hong Kingston
(10/27/1940 – )
US writer
Caroline Snodgress "I was never really a career woman, you see. My life always came first. When I got nominated for 'Diary of a Mad Housewife,' I didn't think, 'Aah, now I'll get more money.' My dream had always just been to do my works well, fall in love and build a life for myself."

Carrie Snodgress
(10/27/1945 – 04/01/2004)
US actor (LTR and son Zeke with Neil Young)
Fran Lebowitz "If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."

Fran Lebowitz
(10/27/1950 – )
US writer
Simon Le Bon "We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops."

Simon Le Bon
(10/27/1958 – )
English singer (Duran Duran)
Marla Maples "I'm so excited to meet you. I've always modeled myself after 'Ginger.'"

Marla Maples
(10/27/1963 – )
US golddigger (was married to Donald Trump) , to "Gilligan’s Island" actress Tina Louise
Scott Richard Kline "The most badass way to kill a person is with a rocket launcher."

Scott Weiland
(10/27/1967 – 12/03/2015)
US singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)
"I still can't decide which is more fun—reading or writing."

Rex Stout
(12/01/1886 – 10/27/1975)
US writer
("Nero Wolfe" books)
Kelly Osbourne "The only thing I really care about right now is boys. I go for the smelly ones... I don't like clean-cut, white picket-fence, khaki pants-wearing boys. All my boyfriends have been really ugly."

Kelly Osbourne
(10/27/1984 – )
English daughter (of Ozzy Osbourne)
Lewis Allan Reed "Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony."

Lou Reed
(03/02/1942 – 10/27/2013)
US singer, songwriter (was married to Laurie Anderson)
Paulette L. Williams "Where there is a woman there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share or not share her powers. A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits."

Ntozake Shange
(10/18/1948 – 10/27/2018)
US writer