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"You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you."

Charles A. Allen
(11/17/1771 – 02/22/1810)
US businessman
"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."

Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham
(11/17/1815 – 12/15/1864)
US social reformer
"As God once said, and I think rightly..."

Bernard Law Montgomery
(11/17/1887 – 03/24/1976)
English military
Eugene Paul Wigner "It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too."

Eugene Wigner
(11/17/1902 – 01/01/1995)
Hungarian-US physicist
Auguste Rodin's Thinker "To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature."

Auguste Rodin
(11/12/1840 – 11/17/1917)
French sculptor (died near his birthday)
Roy Harold Scherer Jr. "Why don't you put that in the headline: 'He Only Did Three With Doris!' Set a lot of people straight."

Rock Hudson
(11/17/1925 – 10/02/1985)
US actor
Peter Cook "If you ever want to hear a boring conversation, why, pop down the mine. There it'll be!"

Peter Cook
(11/17/1937 – 01/09/1995)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
Eric Gill "Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific."

Eric Gill
(02/22/1882 – 11/17/1940)
English artist
"Anything with a ball, no good."

Martin Scorsese
(11/17/1942 – )
Italian-US director , on sports
Mary Laurence Hutton "I bit a lot more bugs than bit me."

Lauren Hutton
(11/17/1943 – )
US model, actor , on eating termites with her pygmy friends in Africa
"If you have to talk about fashion, then you are not in it."

Michaele Vollbracht
(11/17/1947 – )
US designer
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu "What is he—eleven? thirteen? I could play his nanny."

Sophie Marceau
(11/17/1966 – )
French actor , on Leonardo DiCaprio
Joseph P. Kennedy "If you want to make money, go where the money is."

Joseph P. Kennedy
(09/06/1888 – 11/17/1969)
US royalty (was married to Rose, father of John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy)
Leslie Bibb "I hate being a blonde."

Leslie Bibb
(11/17/1974 – )
US actor
Chloë Sevigny "I've always made films that are sort of avant-garde-y or whatever you call it."

Chloë Sevigny
(11/17/1974 – )
US actor (LTR—and famous movie scene—with Vincent Gallo)
"A dead atheist is someone who's all dressed up with no place to go."

James Duffecy
(10/03/1912 – 11/17/1983)
Australian evangelist
"No one has a closest friend in Hollywood."

Sheilah Graham
(09/15/1904 – 11/17/1988)
US writer
Audre Lourde "If I waited to be right before I spoke, I would be sending little cryptic messages on the Ouija board, complaints from the other side."

Audre Lourde
(02/18/1934 – 11/17/1992)
US writer
Abba Eban "A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement."

Abba Eban
(02/02/1915 – 11/17/2002)
S. Africa-born Israeli diplomat
Don Gibson "Simple is the only way I can write."

Don Gibson
(04/03/1928 – 11/17/2003)
US songwriter ("Oh Lonesome Me")
Coral Edith Brown "But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues, it's green now."

Ruth Brown
(01/30/1928 – 11/17/2006)
US singer
"You're like a beautiful chandelier. I'd like to be around when you get lit up."

Irving Brecher
(01/17/1914 – 11/17/2008)
US screenwriter