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John Milton "Come, and trip it as you go
on the light fantastic toe."

John Milton
(12/09/1608 – 11/08/1674)
English writer , on dancing
"The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it."

Jeanne-Marie Roland
(03/17/1754 – 11/08/1793)
French Revolutionary
Dorothy Day "Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily."

Dorothy Day
(11/08/1897 – 11/29/1980)
US editor, activist
Mary Bickford Dunn

Marie Prevost
(11/08/1898 – 01/23/1937)
US actor
Margaret Mitchell "My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business."

Margaret Mitchell
(11/08/1900 – 08/16/1949)
US writer (Gone With the Wind)
Robert Strauss "It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired—you quit when the gorilla is tired."

Robert Strauss
(11/08/1913 – 02/20/1975)
US actor
"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread, he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor."

Dr. Christiaan Barnard
(11/08/1922 – 09/02/2001)
S. African surgeon
"He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades and he doesn't know the meaning of a lot of words."

Bobby Bowden
(11/08/1929 – )
US football coach , on linebacker Reggie Herring
Morley Safer "Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that."

Morley Safer
(11/08/1931 – )
Canadian telejournalist
Minnie Riperton "Olivia Newton-John—Australia's gift to insomniacs. It's nothing but the blonde singing the bland."

Minnie Riperton
(11/08/1947 – 07/12/1979)
US singer (mother of Maya Rudolph)
Bonnie Raitt "I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all."

Bonnie Raitt
(11/08/1949 – )
US singer, guitarist
Rickie Lee Jones "I never knew when I was going to leave. I might be walking over to a kid's house, then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb and hitchhike across three states."

Rickie Lee Jones
(11/08/1954 – )
US singer songwriter
Edgard Varese "The modern-day composer refuses to die."

Edgard Varese
(12/22/1883 – 11/08/1965)
French modern-day composer
Courtney Thorne-Smith "It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business."

Courtney Thorne-Smith
(11/08/1967 – )
US actor
Parker Christian Posey "I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf."

Parker Posey
(11/08/1968 – )
US actor
Tara Reid "Once you get to know me, you would know in a second that I am an East Coast girl. You can tell because I'm not flaky, and I will tell you how it is. I also walk faster than they walk in L.A."

Tara Reid
(11/08/1975 – )
US actor
"Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession."

Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(06/17/1919 – 11/08/1988)
US diplomat, educator
Michael O'Donoghue "In an attempt to modernize its services, the Catholic church has introduced something new into communion. In addition to dispensing the host, priests will now also dispense a 'co-host,' which symbolizes the body of Mike Douglas."

Michael O'Donoghue
(01/05/1940 – 11/08/1994)
US writer, actor (SNL)