"The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world."

Thomas Shadwell
(?/1642 – 11/19/1692)
English writer ("The Squire of Alsatia")
James Abram Garfield "Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up."

James A. Garfield
(11/19/1831 – 09/19/1881)
US President (20)
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."

Billy Sunday
(11/19/1862 – 11/06/1935)
US evangelist
(same dates as Gene Tierney)
Fitz-Greene Halleck "And thou art terrible—the tear,
The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier;
And all we know, or dream, or fear
Of agony, are thine."

Fitz-Greene Halleck
(07/08/1790 – 11/19/1867)
US writer ("Croaker Papers")
Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck "My favorite American lesbian."

Clifton Webb
(11/19/1889 – 10/13/1966)
US actor ("Laura") , on Barbara Stanwyck
"The computer is a moron."

Peter F. Drucker
(11/19/1909 – 11/11/2005)
Austrian educator, writer, management consultant ("Post-Capitalist Society")
Indira Priyadarshini "There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten."

Indira Gandhi
(11/19/1917 – 10/31/1984)
Indian politician
(daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru)
Gene Eliza Tierney "Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test."

Gene Tierney
(11/19/1920 – 11/06/1991)
US actor ("Laura")
(was married to Oleg Cassini; same dates as Billy Sunday)
Jeane Duane Jordan "Look, I don't even agree with myself at times."

Jeane Kirkpatrick
(11/19/1926 – 12/07/2006)
US diplomat ("The Withering Away of the Totalitarian State...and Other Surprises")
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger "I'm 80 years old, and I don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up."

Larry King
(11/19/1933 – 01/23/2021)
US radio and TV host
Dick Cavett "There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"

Dick Cavett
(11/19/1936 – )
US television host
"If only I had a little humility, I'd be perfect."

Ted Turner
(11/19/1938 – )
US zillionaire
(was married to Jane Fonda)
Allison Janney "Years ago, one casting agent told me that the only roles I could play were lesbians and aliens."

Allison Janney
(11/19/1959 – )
US actor ("The West Wing") , on her height (6'0")
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra "It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols."

Meg Ryan
(11/19/1961 – )
US actor ("When Harry Met Sally...")
(was married to Dennis Quaid; was engaged to John Mellencamp)
Alicia Christian Foster "Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

Jodie Foster
(11/19/1962 – )
US actor ("The Silence of the Lambs")
Christina Onassis "Happiness is not based on money and the greatest proof of that is our family."

Christina Onassis
(12/11/1950 – 11/19/1988)
US rich girl
(daughter of Aristotle Onassis)
"Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want."

Clive Barnes
(05/13/1927 – 11/19/2008)
English critic
Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky "No doubt you are as alarmed as I by the tragic decline in America's language skills. If 10 people read the following sentence: Two tanker trucks has just overturned in Alaska, spilling a totel of 10,000 gallons of beer onto a highway. two would find an error in subject-verb agreement, two would find an error in spelling, and six would find a sponge and drive north."

Mike Nichols
(11/06/1931 – 11/19/2015)
German-US director, producer, comic ("The Graduate")
(was married to Diane Sawyer)
No Name Maddox "Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything."

Charles Manson
(11/12/1934 – 11/19/2017)
(died near his birthday)