— David Letterman American comedian and actor 1947
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
Source: "Nowadays what isn't worth saying is sung" (Aujourd'hui ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'être dit, on le chante) — Pierre de Beaumarchais, Le Barbier de Séville (1775), act I, scene II. In George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman, act II, there is the following dialogue: TANNER: Let me remind you that Voltaire said that what was too silly to be said could be sung. STRAKER. It wasn't Voltaire: it was Bow Mar Shay. TANNER. I stand corrected: Beaumarchais of course. This quote has also been attributed to Joseph Addison. In The Spectator, 21 March 1711, Addison wrote of "an establish'd Rule, which is receiv'd as such to this Day, That nothing is capable of being well set to Musick, that is not Nonsense."
— Anderson Cooper journalist and author 1967
Post on Twitter https://twitter.com/andersoncooper/status/420260443161378816 (6 January 2014).