A famous movie director
The advice: Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good.
The clues: He started as a standup comic, but this writer/director/actor/musician is best known for quirky comedies that were often based where he lived, in the New York City borough of Manhattan
A famous poet
The advice: Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
The clues: This "global renaissance woman" spread her wings to rise above poverty and prostitution to become a celebrated writer, educator, actress, filmmaker and civil rights activist. Her close friends included celebrities such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the writer James Baldwin.
A former TV star
The advice: If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: "I'm cheap!"
The clues: This actress and comedian is also a professional designer, which for her is a case of life imitating art, considering the TV series that made her famous. She has also been married to another famous actor since 1989
The advice: Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
The clues: In a classic case of art imitating life, this writer channeled her own experiences as a hip, young, single New Yorker into a popular column, successful book, cult-classic TV series and hit movie franchise
A British novelist
The advice: An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
The clues: It's no mystery why this British best-selling writer is so popular: Her work has intrigued and charmed readers since her first book was published in 1920.
A 20th century poet
The advice: Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.
The clues: This American writer and painter is best known for his poems, which ignore conventional grammar, syntax and punctuation.
A children's book author
The advice: It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
The clues: A fighter pilot during World War II, this British author wrote some of the best and most famous children's literature of the 20th century, stories that often favored dark humor over happy endings. Several of his stories have also been adapted into films
A modern-day writer
The advice: You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.
The clues: After college, this North Carolina author decided to stick with her waitressing job so she could focus on her writing. Now that she has penned a batch of best-selling novels for the teen set, most people probably would agree that she made the right choice.
A well-known physicist
The advice: Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.
The clues: He was a well-known theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner. He was also probably the only scientist who was such a popular and instantly recognizable cultural figure, that people often stopped him on the street to ask him to explain his theories.
A hit screenplay writer
The advice: I wonder how many people don't get the one they want but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.
The clues: This Alabama native is a celebrated comedian and actress who has performed in films, on television and on Broadway. She's also a best-selling author. Although dyslexic, she has published several novels.
An eccentric pop singer
The advice: Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
The clues: Although still in her mid-20s, this flamboyant singer/songwriter is already one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and Time magazine named her one of the world's most influential people.
A Hollywood icon
The advice: For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The clues: This star was born in 1922 and started in show business as a teen, making popular movies with Mickey Rooney. Before her tragic death at age 47 this actress and singer had won multiple awards, including an Oscar, a Tony and a Grammy.
A popular memoir writer
The advice: To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow ― this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
The clues: Already a successful freelance writer, this author didn't really hit the big time until she got divorced and went on a journey of self-discovery. The memoir she published about that year became an international best-seller and a movie
A legendary actress
The advice: It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
The clues: Best known for playing strong and independent women, this actress's career spanned more than 65 years and ranged from historical dramas to screwball comedies. As an actress, she romanced Cary Grant, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.
A French romantic writer
The advice: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The clues: In his native France, this writer is considered one of his country's greatest poets. Around the world, he is best known for his classic novels, which have been adapted as films and, in one case, an award-winning Broadway musical.
A famous fantasy author
The advice: Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
The clues: Best known for her science fiction and fantasy writing, this author has influenced many mainstream writers and has won honors ranging from several Hugo and Nebula awards to a National Book Award.
A best-selling fictional author
The advice: Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
The clues: This Irish writer attended Oxford University and later became a member of the faculty. He was a close friend of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien and, like his friend, is best remembered for a series of fantasy novels about life in a mythical world.
An outspoken actress
The advice: It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk or running for office.
The clues: This award-winning actress is nearly as famous for her books on spirituality and outspoken political beliefs, as for her stage and screen roles. She won a Golden Globe for her first film role at age 21. Two years later, she received the first of many Oscar nominations.
An iconic reggae singer
The advice: One love, one heart, one destiny.
The clues: Born in Jamaica and the "Third World's first pop superstar," according to Rolling Stone magazine, this artist turned reggae music into a global phenomenon.
A vampire author
The advice: You are my life now.
The clues: She never planned to be a writer, but her tales of love between a vampire and a mortal captured the world's attention. In 2009, she beat out another popular children's author, when four of her fantasy romances stayed on the best-seller list for 52 weeks.
A blond bombshell
The advice: I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
The clues: Although this popular film star died tragically, she was an exceptional comedic actress. Married and divorced three times, it was insecurity that motivated her to keep searching for love.
A German philosopher
The advice: It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The clues: Named for a Prussian king with whom he shared a birthday, this noted philosopher studied theology in his youth but turned to philosophy after he lost his faith.
A popular Muppet
The advice: Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
The clues: This actress may be something of a ham, and her longtime boyfriend may seem like a frog prince at times, yet even in her relentless drive for superstardom she refuses to meekly submit to show-business puppet masters.
A seriocomic author
The advice: We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
The clues: Born in North Carolina, this author found his way to the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s. His distinctive vision and original voice have endeared him to readers, yet his first novel, which was widely praised, sold less than half of its initial run of 5,000 hardcover copies.
A prize-winning writer
The advice: Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The clues: Known primarily as a philosopher and social critic, this Englishman was also a noted mathematician and historian, and a prolific writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
A famous French writer
The advice: Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
The clues: This French aristocrat was both a famous writer and a pioneer in the early days of aviation. A national hero in France, he died during World War II when a plane he was flying disappeared over the Mediterranean.
A best-selling kids author
The advice: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
The clues: Best known by the pen name he used when he wrote the imaginative children's books that have helped generations of kids learn to read, this author was also a noted cartoonist and ad man.
A famous Catholic nun
The advice: If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
The clues: Universally admired, this woman spent more than half her life teaching and caring for the poorest residents of India's slums. When she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" She replied, "Go home and love your family."
The advice: If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
The clues: This multi-talented actress and writer first gained fame doing stand-up and sketch comedy in clubs and on TV shows such as "Laugh In"and"Saturday Night Live." She received an Oscar nomination for her first dramatic film role and has won Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards throughout her career.
An Irish poet
The advice: Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
The clues: This multi-talented Irish writer was a poet, essayist, novelist journalist and one of the most successful playwrights in late Victorian London. Despite his success as a writer, however, he led a wild life and died penniless in Paris in 1900.