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Mary Ann Cross-Evans "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact."

George Eliot
(11/22/1819 – 12/22/1880)
US writer
John Nance Garner "The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss."

John Nance Garner
(11/22/1868 – 11/07/1967)
US Vice President (32) (see other US VPs)
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."

Andre Gide
(11/22/1869 – 02/19/1951)
French writer
Charles de Gaulle "How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheese?"

Charles de Gaulle
(11/22/1890 – 11/09/1970)
French president
"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom."

Benjamin Britten
(11/22/1913 – 12/04/1976)
English composer
Jack London "The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class."

Jack London
(01/12/1876 – 11/22/1916)
US writer
Rodney Dangerfield "I take showers, I don't like baths. The last time I took a bath, I lost three of my ships."

Rodney Dangerfield
(11/22/1921 – 10/05/2004)
US comic
"The critical element in selling a service comes in providing support after the sale, because, unlike other types of marketing, the customer can't really try the product until he's already bought it."

Kay Knight Clarke
(11/22/1938 – )
US? marketing expert?
Terry Gilliam "There's a side of me that always fell for manic things, frenzied, cartoony performances. I always liked sideshows, freakshows. Jerry Lewis was a freakshow... Absolutely grotesque, awful, tasteless. I like things to be tasteless."

Terry Gilliam
(11/22/1940 – )
US animator, actor, director (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Billie Jean King "No one changes the world who isn't obsessed."

Billie Jean King
(11/22/1943 – )
US tennis player
Arthur Eddington "Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more certain than the solvency of a life-insurance company."

Sir Arthur Eddington
(12/28/1882 – 11/22/1944)
English physicist
Martina Michèle Weymouth "Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world."

Tina Weymouth
(11/22/1950 – )
US bassist (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
Jamie Lee Curtis "I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice."

Jamie Lee Curtis
(11/22/1958 – )
US actor (daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis; married to Christopher Guest) , on film nudity
Mariel Hemingway "I enjoy making things that are different. It makes for a better career. I don't want to do the same thing twice. I love the different roles I've played. I don't ever want to be pigeonholed! That's the great thing about acting—all these different people I can play, as long as audiences are willing to see them. The more different roles I do, the more different roles I will get."

Mariel Hemingway
(11/22/1961 – )
US actor (granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway; sister of Margaux Hemingway)
Aldous Huxley "No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife."

Aldous Huxley
(07/26/1894 – 11/22/1963)
English writer (brother of Sir Julian, grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley)
Clive Staples Lewis "She's the sort of woman who lives for others—you can always tell the others by their hunted expression."

C. S. Lewis
(11/29/1898 – 11/22/1963)
Irish writer (died near his birthday)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."

John F. Kennedy
(05/29/1917 – 11/22/1963)
US President (35) (son of Rose and Joseph P., was married to Jackie, brother of Robert and Teddy; see all US Presidents)
Mary Jane West Hedda Hopper: "How do you know so much about men?"
Mae West: "Baby, I went to night school."
(08/17/1892 – 11/22/1980)
US actor
Scarlett Johansson "I always check in the mirror to make sure nothing is see-through."

Scarlett Johansson
(11/22/1984 – )
US actor (married to Ryan Reynolds)
Luis Barragan "Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all."

Luis Barragan
(03/09/1902 – 11/22/1988)
Mexican architect
Mary Kay Ash "Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."

Mary Kay Ash
(05/12/1915 – 11/22/2001)
US entrepreneur