Saint Augustine "O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet."

Saint Augustine
(11/13/0354 – 08/28/0430)
Algerian religious person ("On the City of God Against the Pagans")
Caroline Ponsonby "Mad, bad, and dangerous to know."

Lady Caroline Lamb
(11/13/1785 – 01/25/1828)
English writer ("Glenarvon") , on Lord Byron
(was married to William Lamb Melbourne; had a bit of a fling with Lord Byron)
Edwin Thomas Booth "An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow."

Edwin Booth
(11/13/1833 – 06/07/1893)
US actor
Robert Louis Stevenson "I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion."

Robert Louis Stevenson
(11/13/1850 – 12/03/1894)
Scottish writer ("Treasure Island")
"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance."

Louis D. Brandeis
(11/13/1856 – 10/05/1941)
US Supreme Court justice ("Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It")
"Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive
Officiously to keep alive."

Arthur Hugh Clough
(01/01/1819 – 11/13/1861)
English writer ("Poems")
(assistant to Florence Nightingale)
"A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you."

Bert Leston Taylor
(11/13/1866 – 03/19/1921)
US writer ("The East Window")
Gioacchino Rossini "Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."

Gioacchino Rossini
(02/29/1792 – 11/13/1868)
Italian composer ("The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution")
Antonio Porchia "Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed?"

Antonio Porchia
(11/13/1885 – 11/09/1968)
Italian writer ("Voces (Voices)")
(died near his birthday)
"Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare
And left the flushed print in a poppy there."

Francis Thompson
(12/16/1859 – 11/13/1907)
English writer ("The Hound of Heaven")
"I've been around so long that all the statues in Symphony Hall were little boys when I started."

Harry Ellis Dickson
(11/13/1908 – 03/29/2003)
US conductor
"The Romans' contribution to science was mostly limited to butchering antiquity's greatest mathematician, burning the Library of Alexandria, and slowly stifling the sciences that flourished in the colonies of their Empire."

Petr Beckmann
(11/13/1924 – 08/03/1993)
Czech scholar ("A History of Π")
Garry Marshall "Learn to work with people you wouldn't go to lunch with."

Garry Marshall
(11/13/1934 – 07/19/2016)
US director, writer ("Happy Days")
(brother of Penny Marshall)
Jean Seberg "I never knew until I came here that somebody could be really nice to you for years and really hate your guts. Happens all the time here."

Jean Seberg
(11/13/1938 – 08/30/1979)
US actor ("À Bout de Souffle (Breathless)") , on Hollywood
"She had rouged her cheeks to a color otherwise seen only on specially ordered Pontiac Firebirds, and in her ears she wore two feathered appliances resembling surfcasting jigs especially appetizing to striped bass."

George V. Higgins
(11/13/1939 – 11/06/1999)
US writer ("The Friends of Eddie Coyle")
(died near his birthday)
Bernard DeVoto "The best reason for putting anything down on paper is that one may then change it."

Bernard DeVoto
(01/11/1897 – 11/13/1955)
US historian ("Across the Wide Missouri")
Caryn Elaine Johnson "I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me."

Whoopi Goldberg
(11/13/1955 – )
US comic, actor ("The Color Purple")
(relationship with Ted Danson)
"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where a backbone ought to be."

Clementine Paddleford
(09/27/1898 – 11/13/1967)
US writer ("How America Eats")
Steve Zahn "My sister gave me a big bucket of Cool Whip. Isn't that awesome? For two weeks I basically watched Emergency! and ate cool whip with a spoon."

Steve Zahn
(11/13/1967 – )
US actor ("Happy, Texas")
Elsa Schiaparelli "A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."

Elsa Schiaparelli
(09/10/1890 – 11/13/1973)
Italian-French designer
"When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a clock."

R. C. Sherriff
(06/06/1896 – 11/13/1975)
English writer ("Journey's End")
Claude Russell Bridges "Apparently I was a Billboard top touring act of 1973, but nobody told me."

Leon Russell
(04/02/1942 – 11/13/2016)
US singer, songwriter, pianist ("A Song for You")