"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."
Robert Louis Stevenson (November 13, 1850—December 3, 1894) was a Scottish writer. He wrote essays, novels, short fiction, and poems. He is most remembered for his adventure writing. His most famous works include Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and The Black Arrow (1888).
"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."
Happy birthday Rodin!
Auguste Rodin (November 12, 1840—November 17, 1917) was a French sculptor and ornamental designer. He did not gain acclaim until later in life, with some of his best known works being Gates of Hell, The Thinker, and The Burghers of Calais.
"Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind."
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Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922—April 11, 2007) was an American writer. He is best known for his books Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He is remembered as a humanist and a satirist with a talent for intertwining fantasy with realism.
"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe."
Happy birthday Neil Gaiman!
Neil Gaiman (born November 10, 1960) is a British comic book writer, screenwriter, and novelist. He is most famous for his comics for DC Comics, including The Sandman, and his novels Stardust (1999), American Gods (2001), Anansi Boys (2005), and The Graveyard Book (2008).
Happy birthday Hedy Lamarr!
Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914—January 19, 2000) was an Austro-Hungarian born American film actress. She is remembered for starring opposite some of Hollywood's leading men in films like Boom Town (1940) White Cargo (1942), and Tortilla Flat (1942). She also invented a technique for spread-spectrum communication, which is now the basis for technology like Bluetooth.
Happy birthday Patti Page!
Patti Page (November 8, 1927—January 1, 2013) was an American singer, known mostly for her achievements in country music. She was Mercury Records' first female artist. She had 15 million-selling singles, including "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming" "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," and "Tennessee Waltz."
Happy birthday Marie Curie!
Marie Curie (November 7, 1867—July 4, 1934) was a Polish-born French physicist and chemist. She won two Nobel Prizes, the first woman to win one at all, to win in two fields, and to win in multiple sciences. She is remembered for her work on radioactivity and for her discovery of the elements polonium and radium.
Happy birthday Art Garfunkel!
Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 194) is an American singer, poet, actor, and songwriter. He is best known as part of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Some of their biggest hits included "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Vincenzo Bellini (November 3, 1801—September 23, 1835) was an Italian operatic composer. Known for his attention to vocal melody, or "bel canto," Bellini produced some of the greatest works of his day: I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (1830), La sonnambula (1831), Norma (1831), and others. His life was cut short when he died at the age of 33, just nine months after the premiere of his last opera I puritani (1835).