Gustave Flaubert "I feel very old sometimes... I carry on and would not like to die before having emptied a few more buckets of sh*t on the heads of my fellow men."

Gustave Flaubert
(12/12/1821 – 05/08/1880)
French writer ("Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners")
"The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in."

Arthur Brisbane
(12/12/1864 – 12/25/1936)
US editor, writer
Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"

Harry M. Warner
(12/12/1881 – 07/25/1958)
Polish film producer and Warner Brother ("The Jazz Singer")
(brother of Jack L. Warner)
Robert Browning "There are times when patience proves at fault."

Robert Browning
(05/07/1812 – 12/12/1889)
English writer ("Sordello")
(was married to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
Emmanuel Goldenberg "I have not collected art. Art collected me. I never found paintings. They found me. I have never even owned a work of art. They owned me."

Edward G. Robinson
(12/12/1893 – 01/26/1973)
Romanian actor ("Little Caesar")
Lillian Smith "Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college."

Lillian Smith
(12/12/1897 – 09/28/1966)
US writer ("Strange Fruit")
Mildred Linton "Nobody could imagine just how terrible McCarthyism would be. So many careers went down the toilet."

Karen Morley
(12/12/1909 – 03/08/2003)
US actor ("Our Daily Bread") , Morley was blacklisted for not testifying
(was married to Charles Vidor)
Emil Joseph Bavasi "I get tired of hearing my ballplayers bellyache all the time. They should sit in the press box sometime and watch themselves play."

Buzzie Bavasi
(12/12/1914 – 05/01/2008)
US baseball manager
Francis Albert Sinatra "Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent."

Frank Sinatra
(12/12/1915 – 05/14/1998)
US singer ("From Here to Eternity")
(was married to Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow)
John Wanamaker "People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness."

John Wanamaker
(07/11/1838 – 12/12/1922)
US merchant
Edward Koch "Life is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty helps to affirm this fact."

Edward Koch
(12/12/1924 – 02/01/2013)
US mayor (NYC), People's Court judge
"Asking a working writer what he feels about critics is like asking a lamppost what he feels about dogs."

John Osborne
(12/12/1929 – 12/24/1994)
Welsh writer ("Look Back in Anger")
(was married to Jill Bennett and died on her birthday, was also married to Penelope Gilliatt)
Concetta Rosemarie Franconero "I didn't know anything about speed or diet pills, but they gave me these little red pills, like Benzadrine, that you can only buy in Mexico now."

Connie Francis
(12/12/1937 – )
US singer ("Who's Sorry Now?")
Sheila Escovedo "I'm not trying to sell sex. I just don't like wearing a lot of clothes onstage."

Sheila E
(12/12/1957 – )
US entertainer ("The Glamorous Life")
Tallulah Bankhead "After all the nice things I've said about that hag! When I get hold of her I'll tear out every hair of her moustache!"

Tallulah Bankhead
(01/31/1902 – 12/12/1968)
US actor ("Lifeboat") , on Bette Davis
Jennifer Connelly "You don't want to get rid of your experiences, because they're your experiences—good or bad—and you need them, but it would be great if they weren't on the video shelf!"

Jennifer Connelly
(12/12/1970 – )
US actor ("A Beautiful Mind")
"Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding over man's capacity for evil."

David Sarnoff
(02/27/1891 – 12/12/1971)
Russian-US inventor
Bridget Hall "I don't remember ever having finished a book."

Bridget Hall
(12/12/1977 – )
US model
"Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done."

Vance Packard
(05/22/1914 – 12/12/1996)
US writer ("The Naked Society")
Morris Udall "I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside."

Morris Udall
(06/15/1922 – 12/12/1998)
US Congressman (AZ), presidential contender
Joseph Heller "He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt."

Joseph Heller
(05/01/1923 – 12/12/1999)
US writer (Catch-22)
Shirley Hazzard "'Do you ever notice,' asked Luisa, 'how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic... while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?'"

Shirley Hazzard
(01/30/1931 – 12/12/2016)
Australian writer ("The Bay of Noon")
"People are lost today, and they always tell me we need another Billy Jack, who stood for moral and spiritual values and psychic truths." *

Tom Laughlin
(08/10/1931 – 12/12/2013)
US actor
Danny Aiello "Look, people have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up."

Danny Aiello
(06/20/1933 – 12/12/2019)
US actor ("Do the Right Thing")
David John Moore Cornwell "A committee is an animal with four back legs."

John LeCarré
(10/19/1931 – 12/12/2020)
English writer ("The Spy Who Came In from the Cold")