Authors born between 1900 and 1950

Author (number of quotes)Description
A
Abbey, Edward (3)American author
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1)American professional basketball player
Achebe, Chinua (1)Nigerian novelist, poet
Adamov, Arthur (1)Russian-born playwright
Adams, Ansel (1)American photographer
Adorno, Theodor W. (2)German-born sociologist and philosopher
Aldrin, Buzz (3)American astronaut
Alexander, Shana (1)American journalist
Ali, Muhammad (9)American boxer
Allen, Woody (23)American author, actor, director and producer
Allende, Isabel (2)Chilean American writer
Alsop, Stewart (1)American newspaper columnist
Amis, Martin (1)British novelist
Anderson, Philip W. (1)American physicist
Angelou, Maya (13)American author and poet
Anthony, Piers (1)full name Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres
Arden, Paul (21)American creative director and author
Armstrong, Louis Daniel (1)American singer
Armstrong, Neil Alden (1)American astronaut, aerospace engineer
Asimov, Isaac (35)Russian-born American author and biochemist
Atwood, Margaret (8)Canadian poet and novelist
Auster, Paul (2)American author
B
Bach, Richard (19)American author
Bailey, Pearl (3)American actress
Baker, Russell (1)American writer
Baldwin, James (3)American novelist
Ballard, Duane Robert (1)American professor of oceanography
Barry, Dave (11)American author
Barthes, Roland (1)French literary theorist, philosopher, critic
Barzun, Jacques (1)French-born American historian
Bates, Daisy (1)American civil rights activist, publisher and writer
Beagle, Peter S. (1)American author
Beauvoir, Simone de (2)French author and philosopher
Beckett, Samuel (2)Irish novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet
Bellah, Robert Neelly (1)American sociologist
Bennett, Alan (2)British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author
Berger, John (1)English art critic, novelist
Bergman, Ingrid (4)Swedish actress
Berle, Milton (1)American comedian and actor
Berry, Wendell (1)American novelist, poet
Betjeman, John (1)English author and poet
Binmore, Ken (1)British mathematician and economist
Bombeck, Erma (5)American comedian
Boone, Pat (1)pen name of Charles Eugene Boone, American singer, actor and author
Borge, Victor (2)Danish comedian, conductor and pianist
Borland, Hal (2)American author
Borlaug, Norman Ernest (1)American agronomist, and humanitarian
Bott, Raoul (1)Hungarian mathematician
Bowie, David (3)English musician, actor and producer
Bracken, Peg (1)American author
Bradbury, Ray (4)American fantasy, horror and science fiction author
Brando, Marlon (1)American actor
Brilliant, Ashleigh (1)cartoonist
Brogan, Denis William (1)English author and historian
Bronowski, Jacob (2)English mathematician, biologist
Brown, Les (2)American author
Brown, Rita Mae (3)American writer
Bujold, Lois McMaster (1)American author
Bukowski, Charles (7)American author
Byas, Don (1)American musician
C
Caddy, Eileen (1)founder of Findhorn Foundation
Calvino, Italo (1)Italian author
Campbell, Bebe Moore (1)American author
Campbell, Joseph (6)American author and scientist
Camus, Albert (17)French author, philosopher
Carletti, Elio (1)Italian painter
Carlin, George (7)Comedian, actor, author
Carter-Scott, Cherie (3)American author
Chakiris, George (1)American dancer, actor and singer
Chopra, Deepak (8)American New Age guru
Clarke, Arthur Charles (6)English author
Cleaver, Eldridge (1)American writer and political activist
Cleese, John Marwood (1)English comedian, author and producer
Coelho, Paulo (70)Brazilian lyricist and novelist
Commoner, Barry (1)American biologist
Cosby, Bill (6)American actor and comedian
Cosgrove, Stephen (1)American author
Cousins, Norman (2)American political journalist, author and professor
Covey, Stephen R. (4)American author
Crawford, Joan (1)American actress
Crosby, Bing (1)American singer and actor
D
Dahlberg, Edward (3)American author
Dangerfield, Rodney (7)American comedian
Dawkins, Richard (24)British evolutionary biologist and author
de Geus, Arie (1)Dutch businessman
De Vries, Peter (1)American editor, novelist
Dean, James (1)American actor
Dennett, Daniel (45)American philosopher
Devlin, Keith (3)British writer, mathematician
Diamond, Jared (3)American scientist and author
Dietrich, Marlene (2)German actress and singer
Dillard, Annie (1)American author
Diller, Phyllis (3)American comedian
Dirac, Paul (3)English physicist
Dobzhansky, Theodosius (2)Russian-born American geneticist and evolutionary biologist
Durrell, Gerald (4)English zoologist and author
Dyer, Wayne (1)American author
Dyer, Wayne W. (1)American author
Dylan, Bob (5)American musician and poet
E
Eco, Umberto (7)Italian author
Eddings, David (4)American fantasy writer
Ellison, Harlan (1)American writer
Ephron, Nora (3)American director, producer, author
Evanovich, Janet (1)American author
F
Fawcett, Farrah (1)American actress
Feynman, Richard (18)American physicist
Fisher, Helen (1)American anthropologist and human behavior researcher
Flagg, Fannie (1)stage name of Patricia Neal, American author and actor/actress
Fowles, John (1)English author
Frank, Anne (6)Jewish victim of the Holocaust
Frankl, Viktor E. (4)Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor
Fromm, Erich (6)German-American philosopher, psychologist
Frye, Mary Elizabeth (2)American housewife and florist
G
Gerbner, George (1)Hungarian-born American professor of communication and the founder of cultivation theory
Gibson, William (1)American-Canadian novelist
Ginsberg, Irwin Allen (1)American poet
Glasgow, Arnold H. (1)American humorist
Godwin, Gail (1)American author
Golding, William (3)English author and poet
Goldman, William (3)American author
Goodkind, Terry (2)American author
Gore, Al (1)American politician
Graham, Billy (1)pen name of William Franklin `Billy` Graham, Jr., American evangelical Christian evangelist
Greene, Graham (1)English author
Groom, Winston (2)American novelist and non-fiction writer
H
Halmos, Paul (2)Hungarian-born American mathematician
Halsey, Margaret (1)American author
Hammarskjöld, Dag (2)Swedish politician
Handey, Jack (1)American humorist
Harrison, George (1)English musician, singer and songwriter, the lead guitarist of the Beatles
Hawking, Stephen (10)English physicist
Heinlein, Robert Anson (5)American science fiction writer
Heisenberg, Werner (3)German physicist
Hepburn, Audrey (5)English–Dutch-born American-English actress
Herbert, Frank (2)American sci-fi author
Hinckley, Gordon B. (1)
Hitchens, Christopher (4)British American author and journalist
Holliwell, Raymond (1)American author
Holtz, Lou (5)American football coach and motivational speaker
I
Iacocca, Lee (2)American businessman
Irving, John (1)American novelist
Ivins, Molly (1)pen name of Mary Tyler Ivins, American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist
J
Johnson, Wendell (1)American psychologist
Johnston, Lynn (1)Canadian cartoonist
Jones, Franklin Pierce (2)American author, comedian
Jones, James Earl (1)American actor
Joplin, Janis Lyn (3)American singer
József, Attila (10)Hungarian poet
K
Kahneman, Daniel (2)Israeli-American psychologist
Kaku, Michio (5)American theoretical physicist
Kelley, Kitty (1)American journalist
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (3)the 35th President of the United States
Kennedy, Robert F. (1)American politican
Kidd, Sue Monk (3)American writer
King, Martin Luther (10)American clergyman, activist
King, Stephen (94)American author
Koestler, Arthur (4)Hungarian author and journalist
Kroc, Ray (1)American fast food businessman
Kundera, Milan (3)Czech-French author, playwright and poet
Kurtz, Paul (1)American skeptic and secular humanist
Kurzweil, Ray (6)American inventor and author
L
Lakatos, Imre (1)Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science
Lamb, Wally (1)American author
Larson, Doug (1)English runner
Lasch, Christopher (1)American historian and moralist
Lebowitz, Fran (1)American author
Lec, Stanislaw Jerzy (2)Polish poet
Lederer, Richard (1)American author, speaker, and teacher
Lederman, Leon (1)American physicist
Lee, Bruce (9)American martial arts instructor and actor
Lee, Harper (7)American author
Lee, Stan (1)pen name of Stanley Martin Lieber, American comic book writer
Lehrer, Tom (2)American singer and mathematician
Lennon, John (8)English musician and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Beatles
Levant, Oscar (2)American musician, actor, author
Levenson, Sam (3)American comedian
Levi-Strauss, Claude (1)French anthropologist, ethnologist
Liebling, A. J. (1)American journalist
Likert, Rensis (1)American psychologist
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow (1)American pilot
Lombardi, Vince (3)American coach
Loren, Sophia (1)Italian actress
Lorenz, Konrad (3)Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist
Low, George (1)NASA administrator and 14th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lowry, Lois (1)American author
Lydiard, Arthur (1)New Zealand runner and athletics coach
Lynes, Russell (1)American art historian and photographer
M
Mailer, Norman (2)American author
Mandela, Nelson (7)President of South Africa
Mannes, Marya (1)pen name of Maria von Heimburg Mannes, American author and criticist
Manson, Charles (1)American criminal
Márai, Sándor (10)Hungarian author
Marley, Bob (5)Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician
Márquez, Gabriel Garcia (1)Columbian author, activist
Martin, George R. R. (5)American novelist, screenwriter, and television producer
Martin, Steve (1)American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician
May, Rollo (1)American psychologist
McEwan, Ian (1)English author
McLaughlin, Mignon (1)American author and journalist
McLeod, Bobby (1)Australian activist, poet and musician
McLuhan, Marshall (1)Canadian philosopher
Medawar, Peter (1)Brazilian-English biologist
Mercury, Freddie (1)English musician, singer of the Queen
Meri, Lennart Georg (1)Estonian-born author, director, politician
Merton, Robert K. (1)American sociologist
Meyer, Joyce (1)pen name of Pauline Joyce Hutchison Meyer, American author and speaker
Milligan, Spike (1)Irish-born author, poet, comedian, musician
Mitchell, Margaret (1)American author
Monroe, Marilyn (20)American singer and actress
Morrison, Jim (9)American singer, author, poet, director
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (1)American politician, sociologist
Murakami, Haruki (14)Japanese author and translator
N
Needham, Richard J. (1)Canadian comedian
Nelms, Cynthia (1)American musician, singer
Nelson, Ricky (1)American singer
Neruda, Pablo (1)Chilean-born author
Neumann, John von (3)Hungarian-American mathematician
Nhat Hanh, Thich (3)Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet
Nightingale, Earl (1)American author, motivational speaker
Nixon, Richard (2)the 37th President of the United States
Nizer, Louis (1)English-born American lawyer and author
O
Orben, Robert (4)American author and magician
Orwell, George (16)English author, criticist, journalist
Osho (3)Indian guru and spiritual teacher
Örkény, István (2)Hungarian author, playwright
P
Page, Jimmy (1)English musician, composer
Parkinson, Cyril Northcote (1)English historian
Parton, Dolly (1)American singer, actress
Patterson, James (6)American author
Pauling, Linus (1)American chemist
Peter, Laurence J. (2)American educator
Pinter, Harold (1)English screenwriter, director and actor
Piper, John (1)American Christian preacher and author
Plath, Sylvia (3)American author and poet
Pohl, Frederick (1)full name Frederik George Pohl, Jr., American science fiction writer and editor
Popper, Karl (2)Austrian philosopher
Pratchett, Terry (42)English author
Presley, Elvis Aaron (2)American musician and actor
Puzo, Mario Gianluigi (1)American author
R
Radnóti, Miklós (5)Hungarian poet
Ram Dass, Baba (1)pen name of Richard Alpert, American spiritual teacher
Rand, Ayn (8)Russian-born American author and philosopher
Randi, James (4)Canadian-American stage magician, skeptic
Raymo, Chet (1)American writer, educator
Reagan, Ronald (1)the 40th President of the United States
Rees, Martin (2)British cosmologist and astrophysicist
Rényi, Alfréd (1)Hungarian mathematician
Rice, Anne (9)American author
Rickman, Alan (2)English actor
Ritchie, Dennis MacAlistair (1)American computer scientist
Robbins, Tom (2)American author
Roberts, Nora (1)American author
Rogers, Carl (1)American psychologist
Rogers, Kenny (1)American singer, actor
Rosten, Leo (1)Russian teacher, humorist
Royal, Darrell (1)American football player and coach
Rubbia, Carlo (1)Italian physicist
Runbeck, Margaret Lee (2)American author
Rupp, Joyce (1)American author and psychologist
S
Sagan, Carl (44)American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author
Sagan, Francoise (1)French author
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de (10)French author and pilot
Salinger, Jerome David (1)American author
Salk, Jonas (1)American doctor
Samuelson, Paul (1)American economist
Sarton, May (2)pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton, American poet
Sartre, Jean-Paul (3)French philosopher
Schwartz, Morrie (1)American sociology professor
Schwarzenegger, Arnold (6)Austrian and American bodybuilder, actor, politician
Sculley, John (1)American businessman
Seaborg, Glenn T. (1)American scientist
Seeger, Pete (1)American folk singer
Sexton, Anne (1)American author and poet
Sheehan, George (1)American author
Shore, Dinah (1)American singer and actress
Simic, Charles (1)Serbian-American poet
Sinatra, Frank (2)American musician and actor
Smiley, Jane (1)Americal novelist
Spence, Gerry (2)American lawyer
Steinbeck, John (6)American writer
Steinem, Gloria (1)American feminist and author
Suzuki, David (1)Canadian academic
Szabó, Magda (4)Hungarian author, translator
Szasz, Thomas Stephen (1)Hungarian-born American psychiatrist
T
Teresa, Mother (7)Albanian-born Indian Roman Catholic nun
Thomas, Dylan (1)Welsh poet and writer
Thompson, Hunter S. (1)American journalist and author
Thompson, Kenneth Lane (1)American computer scientist
Tolle, Eckhart (10)Canadian spiritualist
Tomlin, Lily (3)American actress, producer, author
Tracy, Brian (2)American author
Trigger, Bruce Graham (1)Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist
Truffaut, Francois (1)French director and criticist
U
Ulam, Stanislaw (1)Polish-American mathematician
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher (1)America historian and writer
Ustinov, Peter (3)English actor, director, author
V
Vaughan, Bill (1)American author
Vonnegut, Kurt (11)American writer
Vos Savant, Marilyn (1)American author
W
Wadsworth, Charles (1)American classical pianist and musical promoter
Walters, J. Donald (1)Romanian-born yogi and author
Ward, William Arthur (6)American author
Warhol, Andy (8)American painter
Waugh, Evelyn (2)English author
Wayne, John (1)American actor
Weinberg, Steven (2)American physicist
West, Morris Langlo (1)Australian playwright
Westmoreland, William (1)American general
Wheeler, John Archibald (2)American physicist
Wiesel, Elie (3)Romanian-born American author and activist
Will, George (2)American journalist
Willard, Nancy (1)American author and poet
Williams, Tennessee (3)American author
Wilson, Edward O. (1)American biologist
Wilson, Flip (1)American comedian and actor
Wisdom, Norman (1)English actor and comedian
Wright, Stephen (2)American writer
Wyse, Lois (1)American advertising executive, author
Z
Zappa, Frank (3)American composer, guitarist, producer and director
Zelazny, Roger (2)full name Roger Joseph Zelazny, American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels
Ziglar, Zig (3)American author
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