"No man is born an Artist nor an Angler."

Izaak Walton
(08/09/1593 – 12/15/1683)
English writer ("The Compleat Angler")
"The human face is the organic seat of beauty... It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul."

Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham
(11/17/1815 – 12/15/1864)
US social reformer ("Woman and Her Era")
James Maxwell Anderson "There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime."

Maxwell Anderson
(12/15/1888 – 02/28/1959)
US playwright ("Joan of Lorraine") , on George Washington
Sitting Bull "Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows."

Sitting Bull
(??/??/1831 – 12/15/1890)
US native chief
"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."

J. Paul Getty
(12/15/1892 – 06/06/1976)
US zillionaire
Sophina Elisabeth Wehner "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."

Betty Smith
(12/15/1896 – 01/17/1972)
US writer ("A Tree Grows in Brooklyn")
"By and by
God caught his eye."

David McCord
(12/15/1897 – 04/13/1997)
US writer ("Odds Without Ends") , epitaph for a waiter
Muriel Rukeyser "The universe is made of stories, not atoms."

Muriel Rukeyser
(12/15/1913 – 02/12/1980)
US writer ("Book of the Dead")
"It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment."

Freeman Dyson
(12/15/1923 – 02/28/2020)
English physicist ("The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet")
Edna O'Brien "The vote, I thought, means nothing to women. We should be armed."

Edna O'Brien
(12/15/1930 – )
Irish writer ("Saints and Sinners")
Thomas Daniel Conway "I have a lot of awards in my house that I have absolutely no idea what they're for."

Tim Conway
(12/15/1933 – 05/14/2019)
US comic, actor ("The Dentist")
Thomas Wright Waller "One never knows, do one?"

Fats Waller
(05/21/1904 – 12/15/1943)
US pianist, singer ("Ain't Misbehavin'")
Don Johnson "I can do whatever I want—I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you."

Don Johnson
(12/15/1949 – )
US actor ("Miami Vice")
(was married to Melanie Griffith, father with her of Dakota Johnson)
Agnes Repplier "People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization."

Agnes Repplier
(04/01/1855 – 12/15/1950)
US writer ("Points of Friction")
Alex Cox "Spielberg isn't a filmmaker, he's a confectioner."

Alex Cox
(12/15/1954 – )
English actor, director, writer ("Repo Man")
"The best that most of us can hope to achieve in physics is simply to misunderstand at a deeper level."

Wolfgang Pauli
(04/25/1900 – 12/15/1958)
US physicist
Charles Laughton "They can't censor the gleam in my eye."

Charles Laughton
(07/01/1899 – 12/15/1962)
US actor ("Mutiny on the Bounty")
(was married to Elsa Lanchester)
Walt Disney "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Walt Disney
(12/05/1901 – 12/15/1966)
US filmmaker ("Steamboat Willie")
"The poor taxpayer may wipe his shoes on a $3 doormat when he goes home, but not the Navy. It is, damn the cost, full feet ahead on a doormat you would be ashamed to get muddy."

William Proxmire
(11/11/1915 – 12/15/2005)
US Senator (WI) , on excessive military spending on ordinary items—the doormat in question cost $792
Diane Middlebrook "When I get inside the book I lose all my bearings."

Diane Middlebrook
(04/16/1939 – 12/15/2007)
US writer ("Her Husband: Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath, a Marriage")
Granville Oral Roberts "God is a good God, and the Devil is a bad Devil."

Oral Roberts
(01/24/1918 – 12/15/2009)
US televangelist
"He couldn't hit a curve ball with an ironing board."

Bob Feller
(11/03/1918 – 12/15/2010)
US baseball pitcher , on Michael Jordan's bid to play baseball for White Sox
William Blake Crump "Actually, working with Julie on a film is a whole lot easier than working with many people that I'm not married to!"

Blake Edwards
(07/26/1922 – 12/15/2010)
US screenwriter, director ("Breakfast at Tiffany's")
(was married to Julie Andrews)
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland "I hope I'll die on stage at the age at 105, playing Peter Pan."

Joan Fontaine
(10/22/1917 – 12/15/2013)
Japan-born US actor ("Rebecca")
(sister of Olivia de Havilland)