Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace "Whatever your advice, make it brief."

(12/08/0065 – 11/27/0008 BC)
Italian writer
Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon "The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others."

Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon
(11/27/1635 – 04/15/1719)
French courtesan, writer
Augusta Ada King "Religion to me is science, and science is religion."

Ada Lovelace
(12/10/1815 – 11/27/1852)
English mathematician, writer (daughter of Lord Byron)
Charles Austin Beard "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power."

Charles A. Beard
(11/27/1874 – 09/01/1948)
US historian
Alexandre Dumas (fils) "The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it—and sometimes three."

Alexandre Dumas Fils
(07/27/1824 – 11/27/1895)
French writer (son of Dumas père)
James Agee "That's what you think."

James Agee
(11/27/1909 – 05/16/1955)
US writer, critic, and crossword puzzle answer , reviewing the 1948 film "You Were Meant for Me"
Gail Henion "Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties."

Gail Sheehy
(11/27/1937 – 08/24/2020)
US writer
Bruce Lee "I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."

Bruce Lee
(11/27/1940 – 07/20/1973)
US martial artist, actor
Johnny Allen Hendrix "That's what it's all about—filling up the empty chest cavities and kneecaps and elbows."

Jimi Hendrix
(11/27/1942 – 09/18/1970)
US guitarist, singer, songwriter (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Eugene O'Neill "Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."

Eugene O’Neill
(10/16/1888 – 11/27/1953)
US playwright
William Sanford Nye "Our world is driven by our remarkable ability to carefully measure and divide units of time. In a reasonable sense, the invention of clocks has had a greater effect on our lives than the invention of wheels. You can invent wheels relatively easily, if you live where trees fall over."

Bill Nye
(11/27/1955 – )
US science guy (also see Bill Nye the humorist)
"Ten ancient commandments lousing up the fun.
Along came prosperity, and then there was none."

Gerald Barzan
(11/27/1969 – )
Polish writer
John Carradine "Milan. What a beautiful place to die."

John Carradine
(02/05/1906 – 11/27/1988)
US actor (father of David Carradine and Keith Carradine; grandfather of Martha Plimpton) , last words
Malcolm Bradbury "Life is a crisis—so what!"

Sir Malcolm Bradbury
(09/07/1932 – 11/27/2000)
English writer
Jane Rule "I believe only in art and failure."

Jane Rule
(03/28/1931 – 11/27/2007)
Canadian writer
Phyllis Dorothy James
"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give."

P. D. James
(08/03/1920 – 11/27/2014)
English writer (image from Salon)
Jonathan Miller "Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival."

Jonathan Miller
(07/21/1934 – 11/27/2019)
English comic (Beyond the Fringe), opera director, actor, doctor