Rudyard Kipling "Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears."

Rudyard Kipling
(12/30/1865 – 01/18/1936)
English writer ("The Jungle Book")
Stephen Leacock "Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets."

Stephen Leacock
(12/30/1869 – 03/28/1944)
Canadian writer ("Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town")
"No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas."

Alfred Emanuel Smith
(12/30/1873 – 10/04/1944)
US Governor (NY)
Leslie Poles Hartley "'I might go for a walk.' Even to me this sounded a pedestrian thing to do."

L. P. Hartley
(12/30/1895 – 12/13/1972)
English writer ("The Go-Between")
Paul Bowles "The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above."

Paul Bowles
(12/30/1910 – 11/18/1999)
US writer, composer, and traveler ("The Sheltering Sky")
Ellas Otha Bates "I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get."

Bo Diddley
(12/30/1928 – 06/02/2008)
US singer, songwriter ("Hey Bo Diddley")
Robert Michael Nesmith "You can't get the Monkees back together as a rock'n'roll group. That would be like Raymond Burr opening up a law practice."

Michael Nesmith
(12/30/1942 – )
US singer, songwriter, videographer, White-Out heir (Monkees, First National Band) ("I'll Remember You")
Romain Rolland "A hero is one who does what he can."

Romain Rolland
(01/29/1866 – 12/30/1944)
French writer ("Jean-Christophe")
David Thomas Jones "The Monkees are like the mafia. You're in for life. Nobody gets out."

Davy Jones
(12/30/1945 – 02/29/2012)
English actor, singer, dancer (Monkees) ("Daydream Believer")
Patti Smith "As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag."

Patti Smith
(12/30/1946 – )
US singer, songwriter, poet ("Looking For You (Was I)")
(relationship with Sam Shepard)
Alfred North Whitehead "Knowledge keeps no better than fish."

Alfred North Whitehead
(02/15/1861 – 12/30/1947)
English mathematician, philosopher ("Process and Reality")
Ruth Draper "Aren't the artists brave to go out and paint a sea as rough as that? I don't see how he kept his canvas dry."

Ruth Draper
(12/02/1884 – 12/30/1956)
English monologuist ("The Children's Party")
Tracey Ullman "If God had intended for breasts to be seen, He wouldn't have created large woolen pullovers."

Tracey Ullman
(12/30/1959 – )
English singer, actor ("They Don't Know")
Charles L. Liston "Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining."

Sonny Liston
(05/08/1932 – 12/30/1970)
US boxer
Eldrick T. Woods "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."

Tiger Woods
(12/30/1975 – )
US golfer
(was married to Elin Nordegren)
Richard Rodgers "What's wrong with sweetness and light? It's been around quite awhile."

Richard Rodgers
(06/28/1902 – 12/30/1979)
US composer ("The Sound of Music")
(songwriting partner with Oscar Hammerstein)
Eliza Dushku "Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?"

Eliza Dushku
(12/30/1980 – )
US actor ("Dollhouse")
Kristin Kreuk "Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts."

Kristin Kreuk
(12/30/1982 – )
Canadian actor ("Smallville")
"Yes, Warner Bros."

Julius Epstein
(08/22/1909 – 12/30/2000)
US screenwriter ("The Man Who Came to Dinner") , on being asked if he'd ever belonged to a subversive organization
John Gregory Dunne "Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe."

John Gregory Dunne
(05/25/1932 – 12/30/2003)
US writer ("True Confessions")
(was married to Joan Didion)
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky "It's like having a gangrenous arm. The only thing you can do is amputate it. Obviously you're gonna miss the arm, but if you don't cut it off you'll die."

Artie Shaw
(05/23/1910 – 12/30/2004)
US bandleader ("Begin the Beguine") , on leaving fame behind in 1954
(was married to Evelyn Keyes, Kathleen Winsor, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, and four others)
Saddam Hussein "If you want to execute me, I'll bring my own f890ing rope."

Saddam Hussein
(04/28/1937 – 12/30/2006)
Iraqi despot
Luise Rainer "For my second and third pictures I won Academy Awards. Nothing worse could have happened to me."

Luise Rainer
(01/12/1910 – 12/30/2014)
German actor ("The Good Earth")
(was married to Clifford Odets)