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"I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say towards the kitchen."

John Webster
(12/18/1580 – ??/??/1632)
English writer
George Denison Prentice "A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point."

George D. Prentice
(12/18/1802 – 01/22/1870)
US writer
"Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant; there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks."

Johann Gottfried von Herder
(08/25/1744 – 12/18/1803)
German philosopher
Samuel Rogers "It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else."

Samuel Rogers
(07/30/1763 – 12/18/1855)
English writer
"All things by immortal power,
Near and Far
Hiddenly
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star."

Francis Thompson
(12/18/1859 – 11/13/1907)
English writer same birth and death dates as Saki (below)
Hector Hugh Munro "His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect."

Saki
(12/18/1870 – 11/13/1916)
Scottish writer
Paul Klee "A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller."

Paul Klee
(12/18/1879 – 06/29/1940)
Swiss artist
Tyrus Raymond Cobb "When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."

Ty Cobb
(12/18/1886 – 07/17/1961)
US baseball player
"If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration."

Robert Moses
(12/18/1888 – 07/29/1981)
US administrator (NYC)
"The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical."

Richard Owen
(07/20/1804 – 12/18/1892)
English zoologist
Christopher Fry "What, after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean."

Christopher Fry
(12/18/1907 – 06/30/2005)
English writer
Alfred Bester "And the bartender says to Rene Descartes, 'Another beer?' And Descartes says, 'I think not,' and disappears."

Alfred Bester
(12/18/1913 – 09/30/1987)
US writer
Elizabeth Ruth Grable "There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them."

Betty Grable
(12/18/1916 – 07/02/1973)
US actor
Raiford Chatman Davis "Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."

Ossie Davis
(12/18/1917 – 02/04/2005)
US actor, playwright, activist (was married to Ruby Dee)
"Except that right-side-up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby."

Heywood C. Broun
(12/07/1888 – 12/18/1939)
US writer
Keith Richards "Passing the vodka bottle. And playing the guitar."

Keith Richards
(12/18/1943 – )
English guitarist (Rolling Stones, duh!), on how he keeps fit
Steven Spielberg "I dream for a living."

Steven Spielberg
(12/18/1947 – )
US filmmaker
Ray Liotta "It would be nice to do a movie where I didn't have to choke the girl to get her."

Ray Liotta
(12/18/1955 – )
US actor
Brad Pitt "Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen."

Brad Pitt
(12/18/1963 – )
US actor (was married to Jennifer Aniston; LTR with Angelina Jolie)
Bobby Tyre Jones "Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying."

Bobby Tyre Jones
(03/17/1902 – 12/18/1971)
US golfer
"Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money."

Louis Untermeyer
(10/01/1885 – 12/18/1977)
US writer
Katie Holmes "It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that."

Katie Holmes
(12/18/1978 – )
US actor (married to Tom Cruise)
Christina Aguilera "It's funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We're supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin."

Christina Aguilera
(12/18/1980 – )
US singer
Christopher Crosby Farley "Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes."

Chris Farley
(02/15/1964 – 12/18/1997)
US comic, actor (SNL)
Vaclav Havel "Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."

Vaclav Havel
(10/05/1936 – 12/18/2011)
Czech President