Fyodor Dostoevsky "Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel."

Fyodor Dostoevsky
(11/11/1821 – 02/09/1881)
Russian writer
"The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born."

Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(11/11/1836 – 03/19/1907)
US writer
Soren Kierkegaard "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward."

Soren Kierkegaard
(05/05/1813 – 11/11/1855)
Danish philosopher
Lucretia Coffin Mott "Truth for authority, not authority for truth."

Lucretia Coffin Mott
(01/03/1793 – 11/11/1880)
US social reformer
George S. Patton "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair."

General George S. Patton
(11/11/1885 – 12/21/1945)
US military
"The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy."

William Proxmire
(11/11/1915 – 12/15/2005)
US Senator (WI)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
(11/11/1922 – 04/11/2007)
US writer (same dates as Jonathan Winters)
Jonathan Winters "Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it's no longer the sideshow, it's the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we're dealing only with the freaks."

Jonathan Winters
(11/11/1925 – 04/11/2013)
US comic actor (same dates as Kurt Vonnegut)
Mose John Allison, Jr. "Setting out just to be different is almost as bad as copying."

Mose Allison
(11/11/1927 – 11/15/2016)
US singer, songwriter (died near his birthday)
"If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best."

Carlos Fuentes
(11/11/1928 – 05/15/2012)
Mexican writer
"Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, 'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again."

Then-Rep. Barbara Boxer
(11/11/1940 – )
US Senator (CA)
Andy Partridge "We're horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals. We're the ninjas of the mundane, you might say."

Andy Partridge
(11/11/1953 – )
English singer, songwriter, guitarist (XTC)
Demetria Gene Guynes "I'm sure there are a lot of people who think I'm a bitch."

Demi Moore
(11/11/1962 – )
US actor (was married to Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher)
Calista Flockhart "I would like to take this opportunity just to tell the press to KISS MY SKINNY WHITE ASS"

Calista Flockhart
(11/11/1964 – )
US actor , on the Letterman show
"The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."

Sir Alan P. Herbert
(09/24/1890 – 11/11/1971)
English writer
Leonardo DiCaprio "Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don't know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I'm a weirdo."

Leonardo DiCaprio
(11/11/1974 – )
US actor
Goodman Aiskowitz and Jane Epstein "The chickens have come home to roast."

Jane Sherwood Ace
(10/12/1897 – 11/11/1974)
US radio comic (was married to Goodman Ace)
Alexander Calder "I paint with shapes."

Alexander Calder
(07/22/1898 – 11/11/1976)
US sculptor
"A gossip is someone who talks to you about others, a bore is someone who talks to you about himself, and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself." *

Lisa Kirk
(02/25/1925 – 11/11/1990)
US actor
Yasser Arafat "Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist."

Yasser Arafat
(08/24/1929 – 11/11/2004)
Palestinian president
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

Peter F. Drucker
(11/19/1909 – 11/11/2005)
Austrian educator, writer, management consultant
Phil Taylor "We go home safe in the knowledge that we've deafened a few." *

Phil Taylor
(09/21/1954 – 11/11/2015)
English drummer (Motörhead 1977-84)