Baltasar Gracian "Know, or listen to those who know."

Baltasar Gracian
(01/08/1601 – 12/06/1658)
Spanish philosopher
"I have no wish for a second husband. l had enough of the first. I like to have my own way to lie down mistress, and get up master."

Susanna Strickland Moodie
(12/06/1803 – 04/08/1885)
English-Canadian pioneer, writer
Anthony Trollope "There are worse things than a lie... I have found... that it may be well to choose one sin in order that another may be shunned."

Anthony Trollope
(04/24/1815 – 12/06/1882)
English writer
Joyce Kilmer "It is stern work, it is perilous work to thrust your hand in the sun
And pull out a spark of immortal flame to warm the hearts of men."

Joyce Kilmer
(12/06/1886 – 07/30/1918)
US writer
Lillie Louise Fontanne "We can be bought, but we can't be bored."

Lynn Fontanne
(12/06/1887 – 07/30/1983)
English-US actor
Jefferson Davis "Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule."

Jefferson Davis
(06/03/1808 – 12/06/1889)
US (Confederate) President
"Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat."

Sir Osbert Sitwell
(12/06/1892 – 05/04/1969)
English writer (brother of Dame Edith)
"The baby romped on my lap like a short stout salmon."

Sylvia Townsend Warner
(12/06/1893 – 05/01/1978)
English writer
Israel Gershowitz "One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them."

Ira Gershwin
(12/06/1896 – 08/17/1983)
US lyricist (brother of George)
Alfred Eisenstaedt "I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough."

Alfred Eisenstaedt
(12/06/1898 – 08/23/1995)
German photographer
"A topologist is one who doesn't know the difference between a doughnut and a coffee cup." *

John L. Kelley
(12/06/1916 – 11/26/1999)
US topologist
Dave Brubeck "I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82."

Dave Brubeck
(12/06/1920 – 12/05/2012)
US composer, musician (died near his birthday)
David Ossman "I'm a writer, a poet, which is to say I always did that. My life was totally in my head, and I wrote about it."

David Ossman
(12/06/1936 – )
US writer, comic, actor (Firesign Theatre)
Huddie Ledbetter "The blues is like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other: all night long. It's not too cold in that bed, and it ain't too hot. But what's the matter? The blues has got you."

Leadbelly
(01/20/1888 – 12/06/1949)
US singer
"For God's sake! What is that?"

Harold Ross
(11/06/1892 – 12/06/1951)
US writer, "New Yorker" founder , on seeing Truman Capote for the first time
"I almost got a girl pregnant in high school. It's costing me a fortune to keep the rabbit on a life-support system."

Will Shriner
(12/06/1953 – )
US comic
Honus Wagner "There ainít much to being a ballplayer, if youíre a ballplayer."

Honus Wagner
(02/24/1874 – 12/06/1955)
US baseball player
Steven Wright "Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish."

Steven Wright
(12/06/1955 – )
US comic
"It's not normal for drummers to sing. I tried it, it's awful."

Rick Buckler
(12/06/1955 – )
English drummer (the Jam) (also see Paul Weller)
Roy Orbison "You wiggle to the left, you wiggle to the right,
you do the Ooby Dooby with all your might."

Roy Orbison
(04/23/1936 – 12/06/1988)
US singer, songwriter
James Reston "As society advances, the standard of poverty rises."

James Reston
(11/03/1909 – 12/06/1995)
Scottish journalist
Robert Byrne "To err is human; to purr feline."

Robert Byrne
(05/22/1930 – 12/06/2016)
US billiards maven, quote collector