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Victor Hugo "An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."

Victor Hugo
(02/26/1802 – 05/22/1885)
French writer (Les Miserables, Hunchback of Notre Dame)
"There is no easy method of learning difficult things. The method is to close the door, give out that you are not at home, and work."

Joseph Marie de Maistre
(04/01/1753 – 02/26/1821)
French diplomat
"I can't conceive."

Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
(02/26/1839 – 04/30/1919)
Irish writer , on the difference between man and woman
Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
"To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing."

Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
(02/26/1897 – 04/07/1945)
English writer (daughter of Margot and Herbert Henry Asquith) (painting by Augustus John)
Herbert John Gleason "Modesty is the artifice of actors, similar to passion in call girls."

Jackie Gleason
(02/26/1916 – 06/24/1987)
US actor, singer
"Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That's because 90% of everything is crud."

Theodore Sturgeon
(02/26/1918 – 05/08/1985)
US writer
Leonard Rosenberg "People on the street say, 'Hello, Felix' to me, except for those who say, 'Hello, Oscar.'"

Tony Randall
(02/26/1920 – 05/17/2004)
US actor
Elizabeth June Thornburg "Some kinds of fun last longer than others."

Betty Hutton
(02/26/1921 – 03/11/2007)
US actor , on marriage
"If all the world's economists were laid end to end, we wouldn't reach a conclusion."

William Baumol
(02/26/1922 – )
US economist
Antoine Dominique Domino "A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B."

"Fats" Domino
(02/26/1928 – )
US singer/pianist
Johnny Cash "Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world except money."

Johnny Cash
(02/26/1932 – 09/12/2003)
US singer, songwriter, guitarist (was married to June Carter Cash)
"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."

James Goldsmith
(02/26/1933 – 07/18/1997)
French financier
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."

William Ralph Inge
(06/06/1860 – 02/26/1954)
English writer
"Reality is something you rise above."

Fletcher Knebel
(10/01/1911 – 02/26/1993)
US writer
Bill Hicks "I have a scoop for you. I stole his act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and to really throw people off, I did it before he did."

Bill Hicks
(12/16/1961 – 02/26/1994)
US comic , on Denis Leary stealing his material