"Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad, and theology makes them sinful."

Martin Luther
(11/10/1483 – 02/18/1546)
German religious reformer ("Ninety-five Theses")
Anne de l'Enclos "We should take care to lay in a stock of provisions, but not of pleasures: these should be gathered day by day."

Ninon de l'Enclos
(11/10/1620 – 10/17/1705)
French writer, courtesan ("La Coquette Vengée (The Flirt Avenged)")
William Hogarth "I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it."

William Hogarth
(11/10/1697 – 10/26/1764)
English artist ("A Harlot's Progress")
Oliver Goldsmith "There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it."

Oliver Goldsmith
(11/10/1728 – 04/04/1774)
Irish writer ("The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale, Supposed to be written by Himself") , on Samuel Johnson
Friedrich von Schiller "Dare to be wrong and to dream."

Friedrich von Schiller
(11/10/1759 – 05/09/1805)
German writer ("Die Götter Griechenlandes (The Gods of Greece)")
"Two mothers-in-law." *

Lord Russell of Killowen
(11/10/1832 – 08/10/1900)
Irish-born legislator , on the maximum punishment for bigamy
Henry Jackson van Dyke "Jazz: Music invented by demons for the torture of imbeciles."

Henry van Dyke
(11/10/1852 – 04/10/1933)
US writer, Presbyterian ("The Other Wise Man")
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud "Genius is the recovery of childhood at will."

Arthur Rimbaud
(10/20/1854 – 11/10/1891)
French writer ("Une Saison en Enfer (A Season in Hell)")
Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr. "If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it."

Richard Burton
(11/10/1925 – 08/05/1984)
English actor ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")
(was married to Elizabeth Taylor; also see the REAL Richard Burton)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk "Where there is no freedom, there is death and destruction."

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(05/19/1881 – 11/10/1938)
Turkish military and political leader
"Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?"

Screaming Lord Sutch
(11/10/1940 – 06/16/1999)
English entertainer , badgering the Parliament ("Jack the Ripper")
(shown (l) with Keith Moon)
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman "I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it."

Neil Gaiman
(11/10/1960 – )
English writer ("The Sandman")
Tracy Morgan "You get somebody to crack a smile, that's a beautiful thing. So I think all comedians are earning their wings into heaven. We're all going to heaven, but everybody's not going to get their wings. Some people are just going to be regular angels. Doing cleanup, janitor work. In heaven, I'm going to sit on the couch with Oprah."

Tracy Morgan
(11/10/1968 – )
US comic, actor (SNL) ("30 Rock")
Brittany Anne Bertolotti "Home is where my mom is."

Brittany Murphy
(11/10/1977 – 12/20/2009)
US actor ("Don't Say a Word")
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev "Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today."

Leonid Brezhnev
(12/19/1906 – 11/10/1982)
Russian statesman
"A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults."

Louis Nizer
(02/06/1902 – 11/10/1994)
English-US lawyer ("My Life in Court")
Ken Kesey "You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things."

Ken Kesey
(09/17/1935 – 11/10/2001)
US writer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."

Irv Kupcinet
(07/31/1912 – 11/10/2003)
US writer ("Kup: A Man, an Era, a City")
Volodymyr Palahniuk "I'm amazed people read this crap about us—about me most of all."

Jack Palance
(02/18/1919 – 11/10/2006)
US actor ("Sudden Fear") , on gossip
Norman Mailer "The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level."

Norman Mailer
(01/31/1923 – 11/10/2007)
US writer ("The Naked and the Dead")