"Popular applause veers with the wind."

John Bright
(11/16/1811 – 03/27/1889)
English statesman
William Christopher Handy "Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out."

W. C. Handy
(11/16/1873 – 03/28/1958)
US composer ("Saint Louis Blues")
George S. Kaufman "Madam, don't you have any unexpressed thoughts?"

George S. Kaufman
(11/16/1889 – 06/02/1961)
US writer ("You Can't Take It with You")
(affair with Mary Astor)
Eddie Condon "Take the juice of two quarts of whisky..."

Eddie Condon
(11/16/1905 – 08/04/1973)
US guitarist (live performance) , hangover cure
Oliver Burgess Meredith "I'll just take amusement at being a paradox."

Burgess Meredith
(11/16/1907 – 09/09/1997)
US actor ("Of Mice and Men")
(was married to Paulette Goddard)
Chinua Achebe "When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool."

Chinua Achebe
(11/16/1930 – 03/21/2013)
Nigerian writer ("Things Fall Apart")
"Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation."

Elizabeth Drew
(11/16/1935 – )
US writer ("On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency")
"I can't believe that out of 100,000 sperm, you were the quickest."

Steven Pearl
(11/16/1955 – )
US comic ("Caroline's Comedy Hour") , to a heckler
William Clark Gable "The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great—and they know I know it."

Clark Gable
(02/01/1901 – 11/16/1960)
US actor ("The Misfits")
(was married to Carole Lombard)
Sam Rayburn "Wait a minute."

Sam Rayburn
(01/06/1882 – 11/16/1961)
US Rep (TX) , on the three most important words in the English language
(same dates as Alan Watts)
Diana Krall "So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear."

Diana Krall
(11/16/1964 – )
Canadian singer, pianist ("The Look of Love")
(married to Elvis Costello)
Dwight Gooden "I'm glad I don't have to face that guy every day. He has that look that few hitters have. I don't know if it's his stance, his eyes or what, but you can tell he means business."

Dwight Gooden
(11/16/1964 – )
US baseball player (pitcher) , on Don Mattingly
Martha Carradine "I'd just like to see a role for women where someone who isn't traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. 'Gee, are you gonna go out with him?' 'Do you think I look fat?'"

Martha Plimpton
(11/16/1970 – )
US actor ("The Goonies")
(daughter of Keith Carradine; granddaughter of John Carradine)
Alan Watts "You find out that the universe is a system that creeps up on itself and says 'Boo!' and then laughs at itself for jumping."

Alan Watts
(01/06/1915 – 11/16/1973)
English writer ("The Way of Zen")
(same dates as Sam Rayburn)
Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal "You're invited to tons of parties, and you'll wear these shoes and that dress, and it can be enticing, but I think it also sucks you dry. If you do it a little, sure, it's fun, but too much and you start to lose your footing."

Maggie Gyllenhaal
(11/16/1977 – )
US actor ("Secretary") , on stardom
(sister of Jake Gyllenhaal)
Pete Davidson "I feel like every time I tweet, I lose money."

Pete Davidson
(11/16/1993 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
Milton Friedman "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

Milton Friedman
(07/31/1912 – 11/16/2006)
US economist ("A Monetary History of the United States")