"A fool and his words are soon parted."

William Shenstone
(11/18/1714 – 02/11/1763)
Scottish writer
Isabella Baumfree "If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right side up again."

Sojourner Truth
(11/18/1797 – 11/26/1883)
US abolitionist ("Ain't I A Woman?")
William Schwenck Gilbert "No, madam, he's decomposing."

W. S. Gilbert
(11/18/1836 – 05/29/1911)
English lyricist ("Topsy-Turvy") , asked whether Bach was still composing
(also see Sir Arthur Sullivan)
Richard Dehmel "A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind."

Richard Dehmel
(11/18/1863 – 02/08/1920)
German writer ("Weib und Welt (Woman and World)")
Clarence Day "You can't sweep people off their feet if you can't be swept off your own."

Clarence Day
(11/18/1874 – 12/28/1935)
US writer ("Life with Father")
Percy Wyndham Lewis "I am one of those unfortunates to whom death is less hideous than explanations."

Wyndham Lewis
(11/18/1882 – 03/07/1957)
English artist ("Tarr")
Chester Alan Arthur "I don't think we had better go into the minute secrets of the campaign, so far as I know them, because I see the reporters are present, who are taking it all down."

Chester Alan Arthur
(10/05/1829 – 11/18/1886)
US President (21), VP (20)
"I believe in Success,
And in Comfort no less
I believe all the rest is but patter."

William Allingham
(03/19/1824 – 11/18/1889)
Irish writer ("Evil May Day")
"I could prove God statistically."

Dr. George H. Gallup
(11/18/1901 – 07/26/1984)
US pollster
Johnny Mercer "I could eat alphabet soup and sh*t better lyrics."

Johnny Mercer
(11/18/1909 – 06/25/1976)
US songwriter ("Moon River") , on an unknown musical
Marcel Proust "If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."

Marcel Proust
(07/10/1871 – 11/18/1922)
French writer ("À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)")
John Henry Kendricks "If you're looking for youth, you're looking for longevity, just take a dose of rock 'n' roll. It keeps you going. Just like the caffeine in your coffee. Rock 'n' roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it. I can't even picture being without rock 'n' roll."

Hank Ballard
(11/18/1927 – 03/02/2003)
US singer, songwriter, Twister ("Work With Me Annie")
Donald Eugene Cherry "When I play I think of how the phrases move as a dance, or something in nature like a bird or a shooting star."

Don Cherry
(11/18/1936 – 10/19/1995)
US trumpeter ("Rhumba Multikulti")
Margaret Atwood "A word after a word after a word is power."

Margaret Atwood
(11/18/1939 – )
Canadian writer ("The Handmaid's Tale")
David Hemmings "People thought I was dead. But I wasn't. I was just directing The A-Team."

David Hemmings
(11/18/1941 – 12/03/2003)
English actor ("Blowup")
Linda Evenstad "I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better."

Linda Evans
(11/18/1942 – )
US actor ("Dynasty")
(was married to John Derek)
Alan Dean Foster "We're all nothing but unified arrangements of atoms and particles, drifting around, enjoying consciousness every now and then for a second or so before splitting up to become bits and pieces of trees and stars and french fries."

Alan Dean Foster
(11/18/1946 – )
US writer ("The Man Who Used the Universe")
Louise Lester Beal "Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood." *

Louise Lester Beal
(08/08/1867 – 11/18/1952)
US actor ("Calamity Anne's Inheritance")
Eugène Émile Paul Grindel "The curve of your eyes goes around my heart,
A round of dance and sweetness,
Halo of time, nocturnal and safe cradle,
And if I don't know any more all that I've lived through
It's because I haven't always been seen by you."

Paul Éluard
(12/14/1895 – 11/18/1952)
French writer, surrealist ("Liberté")
Kevin Nealon "I don't think I would ever consider autoerotic asphyxiation unless maybe someone broke into my house and was strangling me anyway."

Kevin Nealon
(11/18/1953 – )
US comic, actor (SNL) ("Weeds")
Elizabeth Perkins "I would kill the clone. That would be my first response."

Elizabeth Perkins
(11/18/1960 – )
US actor ("Weeds") , on how she'd react if she encountered an unexpected identical twin
Kim Smith "My life is so full of surprises, nothing surprises me any more."

Kim Wilde
(11/18/1960 – )
English singer ("Kids in America")
Niels Henrik David Bohr "We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."

Niels Bohr
(10/07/1885 – 11/18/1962)
Danish mathematician ("The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution; three essays")
(same dates as Henry Agard Wallace)
"The fact is, though nobody has perceived it, that a professional play-critic is a monstrosity—a sow with five legs or a man with four thumbs. Nature did not intend him, and that is why we have to conceal our repulsion when he confronts us."

Clifford Bax
(07/13/1886 – 11/18/1962)
English writer ("The Rose Without a Thorn")
Henry Agard Wallace "The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man."

Henry Agard Wallace
(10/07/1888 – 11/18/1965)
US Vice President (24) ("New Frontiers")
(same dates as Niels Bohr)
Joseph P. Kennedy "If you want to make money, go where the money is."

Joseph P. Kennedy
(09/06/1888 – 11/18/1969)
US royalty
(was married to Rose, father of John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy)
Chloë Sevigny "I've always made films that are sort of avant-garde-y or whatever you call it."

Chloë Sevigny
(11/18/1974 – )
US model, actor ("Boys Don't Cry")
(LTR with Vincent Gallo)
Emmanuel Radnitzky "A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him."

Man Ray
(08/27/1890 – 11/18/1976)
US artist, photographer ("The Misunderstood")
Cabell Calloway III "You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones."

Cab Calloway
(12/25/1907 – 11/18/1994)
US bandleader, singer, drummer, entertainer ("St. James Infirmary Blues")
Paul Bowles "Perhaps I just didn't know how to compose 'dark' music. Lenny Bernstein always said my music sounded postcoital."

Paul Bowles
(12/30/1910 – 11/18/1999)
US writer, composer, and traveler ("The Sheltering Sky")
Dick Wilson "With the kind of pictures they're making today, I'll stick with toilet paper."

Dick Wilson
(07/30/1916 – 11/18/2007)
US actor