Marie Curie "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."

Marie Curie
(11/07/1867 – 07/04/1934)
French scientist
Lev Davidovich Bronstein "You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you."

Leon Trotsky
(11/07/1879 – 08/21/1940)
Russian revolutionary
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."

Ernestine Ulmer
(11/07/1892 – 07/29/1987)
US writer
"It's all right, the white wine came up with the fish."

Herman J. Mankiewicz
(11/07/1897 – 03/05/1953)
US writer, producer (brother of Joseph L. Mankiewicz) , on being sick after a formal dinner
Konrad Lorenz "It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young."

Konrad Lorenz
(11/07/1903 – 02/27/1989)
Austrian zoologist
Albert Camus "A single sentence will suffice for modern man: He fornicated and read the papers."

Albert Camus
(11/07/1913 – 01/04/1960)
French existential writer (relationship with Juliette Gréco)
Billy Graham "I wish I'd watched less TV."

Billy Graham
(11/07/1918 – 02/21/2018)
US evangelist , I wish he'd been on less TV
Joan Sutherland "I'm somewhat horrified because I don't think the young people today even know what history is. Some of them don't even study History at school anymore or Geography and they don't know where one place is from another."

Joan Sutherland
(11/07/1926 – 10/10/2010)
US singer
Jean Shrimpton "I think you should dress to please yourself."

Jean Shrimpton
(11/07/1942 – )
English model (relationships with David Bailey, Terence Stamp)
Roberta Joan Anderson "Depression can be the sand that makes the pearl. Most of my best work came out of it."

Joni Mitchell
(11/07/1943 – )
Canadian singer (relationships with Graham Nash, Sam Shepard)
Judy Tenuta "My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.'"

Judy Tenuta
(11/07/1956 – )
US accordion-wielding comic
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt "You always admire what you really don't understand."

Eleanor Roosevelt
(10/11/1884 – 11/07/1962)
US first lady (39) (was married to Franklin D. Roosevelt; niece of Theodore Roosevelt)
John Nance Garner "You have to do a little bragging on yourself even to your relatives—man doesn't get anywhere without advertising."

John Nance Garner
(11/22/1868 – 11/07/1967)
US Vice President (32)
Janet Flanner "I keep going over a sentence. I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it."

Janet Flanner
(03/13/1892 – 11/07/1978)
US journalist
Terrence Stephen McQueen "I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing."

Steve McQueen
(03/24/1930 – 11/07/1980)
US actor (mas married to Ali MacGraw)
Will Durant "Life oscillates between Voltaire and Rousseau, Confucius and Lao-Tze, Socrates and Christ. After every idea has had its day with us and we have fought for it not wisely or too well, we in our turn shall tire of the battle, and pass on to the young our thinning fasicle of ideals. Then we shall take to the woods with Jacques, Jean-Jacques, and Lao-Tze; we shall make friends of the animals, and discourse more contentedly than Machiavelli with simple peasant minds; we shall leave the world to stew in its own deviltry, and shall take no further thought of its reform." (whew! -s)

Will Durant
(11/05/1885 – 11/07/1981)
US historian (died near his birthday; was married to Ariel Durant)
Lawrence Durrell "Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique."

Lawrence Durrell
(02/27/1912 – 11/07/1990)
India-born English writer
Melvin White "I was on the bus, and the bus was crowded, and I pushed and shoved. And I was standing beside a white fella, about six foot three, 250 pounds, broad shoulders. He looked down at me and said, "Are you a member of the NAACP?" And I said no. He said, "Do you belong to CORE?" I said no. He said, "Are you a follower of Martin Luther King?" I said no. He said, "Well, do you believe in Black Power?" I said I don't believe in none of that stuff. He said, "Then get off my damn foot!"

Slappy White
(09/27/1921 – 11/07/1995)
US comic
Harry Clifford Leek "You know, people say 'Wait and go to heaven.' Well, if heaven's like they claim it is, I don't want to go. I'd get bored."

Howard Keel
(04/13/1919 – 11/07/2004)
US actor
"Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people."

Joe Frazier
(01/12/1944 – 11/07/2011)
US boxer
Janet Wood Reno "Haters are cowards. When confronted they often back down. We must resist haters."

Janet Reno
(07/21/1938 – 11/07/2016)
US Secretary of State
Leonard Cohen "The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."

Leonard Cohen
(09/21/1934 – 11/07/2016)
Canadian writer