— 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
Misattributed, 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 http://www.hoasm.org/VIIA/Spectator3-21-11.html, 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
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