"He that useth many words for the explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttle fish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink."

John Ray
(11/29/1627 – 01/17/1705)
English naturalist
Wendell Phillips "Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains."

Wendell Phillips
(11/29/1811 – 02/02/1884)
US abolitionist
Louisa May Alcott "Housekeeping ain't no joke."

Louisa May Alcott
(11/29/1832 – 03/06/1888)
US writer
Horace Greeley "Fame usually comes to those who are thinking of something else."

Horace Greeley
(02/03/1811 – 11/29/1872)
US writer
Clive Staples Lewis "He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it, hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."

C. S. Lewis
(11/29/1898 – 11/22/1963)
Irish writer (died near his birthday)
Madeleine L'Engle Camp "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

Madeleine L'Engle
(11/29/1918 – 09/06/2007)
US writer
"...colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances... Is this not form?"

Giacomo Puccini
(12/22/1858 – 11/29/1924)
Italian composer
Jacques Chirac "There have been women I have loved... A lot, as discreetly as possible."

Jacques Chirac
(11/29/1932 – 09/26/2019)
French President (22)
Rose Diane Ladner "I can do Shakespeare, Ibsen, English accents, Irish accents, no accent, stand on my head, tap dance, sing, look 17 or look 70."

Diane Ladd
(11/29/1935 – )
US actor (was married to Bruce Dern; mother with him of Laura Dern)
Peter Bergman "I owe everything I do to my normal childhood."

Peter Bergman
(11/29/1939 – 03/09/2012)
US comic, actor, writer (Firesign Theatre)
Garry Shandling "I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know."

Garry Shandling
(11/29/1949 – 03/24/2016)
US comic, actor
"Every country in the world has its hands up to the elbows in the American taxpayer's pocket."

Kenneth Wherry
(02/28/1892 – 11/29/1951)
US Senator (NE)
Dorothy Day "I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."

Dorothy Day
(11/08/1897 – 11/29/1980)
US editor, activist
Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko "You know what I want? I want yesterday."

Natalie Wood
(07/20/1938 – 11/29/1981)
US actor
Archibald Alec Leach Telegram: "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?"

(01/18/1904 – 11/29/1986)
English actor (was married to Dyan Cannon)
"One day in Hollywood I read a script in which the character was described as 'charming but dull—a typical Ralph Bellamy type'. I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts."

Ralph Bellamy
(06/17/1904 – 11/29/1991)
US actor
Coleman Young "I've learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn't move."

Coleman Young
(05/24/1918 – 11/29/1997)
US mayor (Detroit)
Jak Szold "A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank."

John Berry
(09/06/1917 – 11/29/1999)
US writer, director
George Harrison "The Beatles saved the world from boredom."

George Harrison
(02/25/1943 – 11/29/2001)
English musician, singer, songwriter (Beatles) (was married to Pattie Boyd)