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Jerome "When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting."

Saint Jerome
(??/??/0347 – 09/30/0420)
Italian religious person
Jalal ud-Din Rumi "Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."

Jalal ud-Din Rumi
(09/30/1207 – 12/17/1273)
Ghurid (now Afghanistan) region mystic and poet
"No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself."

Fulke Greville
(10/03/1554 – 09/30/1628)
English writer (died near his birthday), 'Servant to Q. Eliz., councellor to King James, and friend to Sir Philip Sidney'
Michael Powell "Everyone has heard of Canterbury if only because they murder archbishops there."

Michael Powell
(09/30/1905 – 02/19/1990)
US director
Lester Maddox "It's all right for a fellow to grow peanuts ... but people ought not to think like them. I don't know whether the man is sick, or just a plain fool."

Lester Maddox
(09/30/1915 – 06/25/2003)
US governor (GA) , on Jimmy Carter
Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer (Kerr rhymes with star) "I came over here (Hollywood) to act, but it turned out all I had to do was to be high-minded, long suffering, white-gloved, and decorative."

Deborah Kerr
(09/30/1921 – 10/16/2007)
Scottish actor
Truman Capote "Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."

Truman Capote
(09/30/1924 – 08/25/1984)
US writer
Elie Wiesel "I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."

Elie Wiesel
(09/30/1928 – )
Roumanian-US Nobel writer
Frederick Edwin Smith "There is more credit in being abused by fools than praised by rogues."

F. E. Smith
(07/12/1872 – 09/30/1930)
English statesman
Angie Dickinson "I dress for women, and undress for men. "

Angie Dickinson
(09/30/1931 – )
US actor
Marc Bolan "There is nothing about my career that is an accident."

Marc "T Rex" Bolan
(09/30/1947 – 09/16/1977)
English singer
James Byron Dean "To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done."

James Dean
(02/08/1931 – 09/30/1955)
US actor
Eric Stolz "I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing."

Eric Stoltz
(09/30/1961 – )
US actor
"I usually say that I don't eat anything with a face or arse (which is why I never get quoted anywhere)..."

Stacey Kettner
(09/30/1967 – )
Expat-US writer, criminal-law specialist, and friend of the quotekeeper
Jennifer Mary Butala "Sting! I mean, come on—who doesn't love Sting? Even if you love Megadeth, you have respect for Sting. If you love Pokemon, you'll find out who Sting is someday."

Jenna Elfman
(09/30/1971 – )
US actor
Edgar Bergen "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

Edgar Bergen (as Charlie McCarthy)
(02/16/1903 – 09/30/1978)
US comic, actor (father of Candice Bergen)
Simone Signoret "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."

Simone Signoret
(03/25/1921 – 09/30/1985)
German actor
Margaret Jameson "Hope is a talent like any other."

Storm Jameson
(01/08/1891 – 09/30/1986)
English writer
Alfred Bester "This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living, and hard dying... but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice... but nobody admitted it. This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks... but nobody loved it."

Alfred Bester
(12/18/1913 – 09/30/1987)
US writer
Virgil Thomson "Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not."

Virgil Thomson
(11/25/1896 – 09/30/1989)
US composer
"But bombs are unbelievable until they actually fall."

Patrick White
(05/28/1912 – 09/30/1990)
Australian writer
Dan Quisenberry "Reggie Jackson hit one off me that's still burrowing its way to Los Angeles."

Dan Quisenberry
(02/07/1953 – 09/30/1998)
US baseball pitcher