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Mary Hunter Austin "People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker."

Mary Austin
(09/09/1868 – 08/13/1934)
US writer
"Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act."

James Agate
(09/09/1877 – 06/06/1947)
English writer
Harlan Sanders "There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there."

Colonel Harlan Sanders
(09/09/1890 – 12/16/1980)
US chef
Beverley Nichols "Marriage—a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose."

Beverley Nichols
(09/09/1898 – 09/15/1983)
English writer (died near his birthday)
"If you forgive people enough you belong to them, and they to you, whether either person likes it or not—squatter's rights of the heart."

James Hilton
(09/09/1900 – 12/20/1954)
English writer
Joe Pasternak
"You call this a script? Give me a couple of $5000.00-a-week writers and I'll write it myself."

Joe Pasternak
(09/09/1901 – 09/13/1991)
Transylvania-born producer (died near his birthday) (shown with Connie Francis)
Cesare Pavese "Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world."

Cesare Pavese
(09/09/1908 – 08/27/1950)
Italian writer
"Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more."

Edward H. Harriman
(02/25/1848 – 09/09/1909)
US railroad executive
Paul Goodman "Few great men could pass Personnel."

Paul Goodman
(09/09/1911 – 08/02/1972)
US critic
Cliff Robertson "This isn't exactly a stable business. It's like trying to stand up in a canoe with your pants down."

Cliff Robertson
(09/09/1925 – 09/10/2011)
US actor (died near his birthday)
Sylvia Reuben Lee "Only the untalented can afford to be humble."

Sylvia Miles
(09/09/1932 – )
US actor
Anna Margaret Lindholm Haycraft "Claudia's the sort of person who goes through life holding onto the sides."

Alice Thomas Ellis
(09/09/1932 – 03/08/2005)
Welsh writer
Joe Theismann "The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

Joe Theismann
(09/09/1949 – )
US ex-NFL quarterback ; he later claimed that there was a smart guy named Norman Einstein at his school.
Rupert Hughes "Her face was her chaperone."

Rupert Hughes
(01/31/1872 – 09/09/1956)
US writer (uncle of Howard Hughes)
Jonathan Szeles "A duck walks into the pharmacy and says, "gimme some chapstick—and put it on my bill.""

The Amazing Johnathan
(09/09/1958 – )
US comic
Hugh John Mungo Grant "I'm not one to go around blowing my own horn."

Hugh Grant
(09/09/1960 – )
English actor
Adam Sandler "Now I realize how ugly I am."

Adam Sandler
(09/09/1966 – )
US comic actor (SNL) , after laser eye surgery
Rachel Hunter "You can't really expect a 22-year-old girl to react the same way as a man 24 years older than her."

Rachel Hunter
(09/09/1966 – )
New Zealander model, actor , on her marriage to Rod Stewart
"A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they're complex."

S. N. Behrman
(06/09/1893 – 09/09/1973)
US writer
Mao Tse-Tung "The people are like water and the army is like fish."

Mao Tse-Tung
(12/26/1893 – 09/09/1976)
Chinese political leader
Jack L. Warner "No, no. Jimmy Stewart for governor. Ronald Reagan for his best friend."

Jack L. Warner
(08/02/1892 – 09/09/1978)
Canadian film producer (brother of Harry Warner; shown with Alfred Hitchcock) , on Ronald Reagan being elected governor of California
"Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic."

Nicola Abbagnano
(07/15/1900 – 09/09/1990)
Italian existential philosopher
Richie Ashburn "To cure a batting slump, I took my bat to bed with me. I wanted to know my bat a little better."

Richie Ashburn
(03/19/1927 – 09/09/1997)
US baseball player
Edward Teller "No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect."

Edward Teller
(01/15/1908 – 09/09/2003)
US scientist