Abigail Smith Adams "We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."

Abigail Smith Adams
(11/22/1744 – 10/28/1818)
US First Lady (2)
(was married to John Adams, great-grandmother of Henry Brooks Adams, grandmother of Charles Francis Adams, mother of John Quincy Adams)
Mary Ann Cross-Evans "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact."

George Eliot
(11/22/1819 – 12/22/1880)
US writer ("Adam Bede")
(LTR with George Henry Lewes)
John Nance Garner "The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss."

John Nance Garner
(11/22/1868 – 11/07/1967)
US Vice President (32)
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."

Andre Gide
(11/22/1869 – 02/19/1951)
French writer ("Strait is the Gate (La Porte Étroite)")
Charles de Gaulle "How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese?"

Charles de Gaulle
(11/22/1890 – 11/09/1970)
French president
Arthur Sullivan "Of all the arts I think Music has the most mighty, universal, and immediate effect."

Sir Arthur Sullivan
(05/13/1842 – 11/22/1900)
English composer ("H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor")
(also see W. S. Gilbert)
"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom."

Benjamin Britten
(11/22/1913 – 12/04/1976)
English composer ("Night Piece")
John Griffith Chaney "The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class."

Jack London
(01/12/1876 – 11/22/1916)
US writer ("The Call of the Wild")
Jacob Rodney Cohen "I take showers, I don't like baths. The last time I took a bath, I lost three of my ships."

Rodney Dangerfield
(11/22/1921 – 10/05/2004)
US comic ("Back to School")
"The critical element in selling a service comes in providing support after the sale, because, unlike other types of marketing, the customer can't really try the product until he's already bought it."

Kay Knight Clarke
(11/22/1938 – )
US? marketing expert?
Terry Gilliam "There's a side of me that always fell for manic things, frenzied, cartoony performances. I always liked sideshows, freakshows. Jerry Lewis was a freakshow... Absolutely grotesque, awful, tasteless. I like things to be tasteless."

Terry Gilliam
(11/22/1940 – )
US animator, actor, director (Monty Python's Flying Circus) ("Brazil")
Billie Jean King "No one changes the world who isn't obsessed."

Billie Jean King
(11/22/1943 – )
US tennis player
Arthur Eddington "Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more certain than the solvency of a life-insurance company."

Sir Arthur Eddington
(12/28/1882 – 11/22/1944)
English physicist ("Space, Time, and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory")
Martina Michèle Weymouth "Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world."

Tina Weymouth
(11/22/1950 – )
US bassist (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) ("Genius of Love")
Jamie Lee Curtis "I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice."

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady Haden-Guest
(11/22/1958 – )
US actor ("A Fish Called Wanda") , on her breasts
(daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis; married to Christopher Guest)
Mariel Hemingway "I enjoy making things that are different. It makes for a better career. I don't want to do the same thing twice. I love the different roles I've played. I don't ever want to be pigeonholed! That's the great thing about acting—all these different people I can play, as long as audiences are willing to see them. The more different roles I do, the more different roles I will get."

Mariel Hemingway
(11/22/1961 – )
US actor ("Star 80")
(granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway; sister of Margaux Hemingway)
Aldous Huxley "No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife."

Aldous Huxley
(07/26/1894 – 11/22/1963)
English writer ("Brave New World")
(brother of Sir Julian, grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley)
Clive Staples Lewis "She's the sort of woman who lives for others—you can always tell the others by their hunted expression."

C. S. Lewis
(11/29/1898 – 11/22/1963)
Irish writer ("The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe")
(died near his birthday)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."

John F. Kennedy
(05/29/1917 – 11/22/1963)
US President (35) ("Profiles in Courage")
(son of Rose and Joseph P., brother of Teddy and Robert; was married to Jackie; alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe)
Mary Jane West Hedda Hopper: "How do you know so much about men?"
Mae West: "Baby, I went to night school."
(08/17/1893 – 11/22/1980)
US actor ("She Done Him Wrong")
Scarlett Johansson "I have to have a couple of drinks first and then I do a great Cher impression."

Scarlett Johansson
(11/22/1984 – )
US actor ("Lost in Translation")
(married to Colin Jost; was married to Ryan Reynolds)
Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín "Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all."

Luis Barragan
(03/09/1902 – 11/22/1988)
Mexican architect ("Luis Barragán House and Studio")
John Anthony Burgess Wilson "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone."

Anthony Burgess
(02/25/1917 – 11/22/1993)
English writer ("A Clockwork Orange")
Mary Kay Ash "A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."

Mary Kay Ash
(05/12/1918 – 11/22/2001)
US entrepreneur
"It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes."

Svetlana Alliluyeva
(02/28/1926 – 11/22/2011)
Russian political family ("Faraway Music")
(daughter of Joseph Stalin)