Category: Quotes

  • August 18: Roman Polanski was born in 1933

    Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater Wikipedia: Born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański 18 August 1933 (age 82) Paris, France Residence France Citizenship Polish (by birth) and French (by naturalization) Alma mater National Film School in Łódź Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter Years active 1954–present Spouse(s) Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass(1959–1962; divorced) Sharon Tate (1968–1969; her death) […]

  • August 18: B. F. Skinner died in 1990

      “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.” ― B.F. Skinner Born 20 March 1904 Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Died 18 August 1990 (aged 86) Cambridge, Massachusetts Nationality American Fields […]

  • August 16: Thomas Fuller died in 1661

    “It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.” ― Thomas Fuller, Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of […]

  • Mark Twain

    Wikipedia: Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens November 30, 1835 Florida, Missouri, U.S. Died April 21, 1910 (aged 74) Redding, Connecticut, U.S. Pen name Mark Twain Occupation Writer, lecturer Nationality American Notable work(s) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Spouse(s) Olivia Langdon Clemens (m. 1870–1904) Children Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, […]