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"He that useth many words for the explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttle fish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink."

John Ray
(11/29/1627 – 01/17/1705)
English naturalist
Wendell Phillips "Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains."

Wendell Phillips
(11/29/1811 – 02/02/1884)
US abolitionist
Louisa May Alcott "Housekeeping ain't no joke."

Louisa May Alcott
(11/29/1832 – 03/06/1888)
US writer
Horace Greeley "Fame usually comes to those who are thinking of something else."

Horace Greeley
(02/03/1811 – 11/29/1872)
US writer
Clive Staples Lewis "He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it, hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."

C. S. Lewis
(11/29/1898 – 11/22/1963)
Irish writer (died near his birthday)
Madeleine L'Engle Camp "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

Madeleine L'Engle
(11/29/1918 – 09/06/2007)
US writer
"...colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances... Is this not form?"

Giacomo Puccini
(12/22/1858 – 11/29/1924)
Italian composer
Peter Bergman "I owe everything I do to my normal childhood."

Peter Bergman
(11/29/1939 – )
US comic, actor, writer (Firesign Theatre)
Garry Shandling "I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know."

Garry Shandling
(11/29/1949 – )
US comic, actor
"There are four departments. There's the executive, and the legislative, and the judicial, and—the Bill of Rights."

Kenneth Wherry
(02/28/1892 – 11/29/1951)
US Senator (NE)
Enrico Fermi "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery."

Enrico Fermi
(09/29/1901 – 11/29/1954)
Italian physicist
Gena Lee Nolin "If you eat right and you exercise and you get breast implants, you can look like us."

Gena Lee Nolin
(11/29/1971 – )
US actor (Baywatch)
Dorothy Day "I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."

Dorothy Day
(11/08/1897 – 11/29/1980)
US editor, activist
Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko "You know what I want? I want yesterday."

Natalie Wood
(07/20/1938 – 11/29/1981)
US actor
Archibald Alec Leach "OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?"

Cary Grant
(01/18/1904 – 11/29/1986)
US actor (was married to Dyan Cannon) , responding to a telegram "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?"
"One day in Hollywood I read a script in which the character was described as 'charming but dull—a typical Ralph Bellamy type'. I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts."

Ralph Bellamy
(06/17/1904 – 11/29/1991)
US actor
Coleman Young "I've learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn't move."

Coleman Young
(05/24/1918 – 11/29/1997)
US mayor (Detroit)
Jak Szold "A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank."

John Berry
(09/06/1917 – 11/29/1999)
US writer, director
George Harrison "I'd join a band with John Lennon anyday, but I wouldn't join a band with Paul McCartney."

George Harrison
(02/25/1943 – 11/29/2001)
English musician, singer, songwriter (Beatles)