Jerome "A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts."

Saint Jerome
(03/27/0347 – 09/30/0420)
Italian religious person
Edward Steichen "No photographer is as good as the simplest camera."

Edward Steichen
(03/27/1879 – 03/25/1973)
US photographer (father of Mary Steichen Calderone; died near his birthday)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "It is better to be good than to be original."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(03/27/1886 – 08/17/1969)
German architect
"An egotist is a self-made man who worships his creator."

John Bright
(11/16/1811 – 03/27/1889)
English writer
Gloria May Josephine Svensson "All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year."

Gloria Swanson
(03/27/1899 – 04/04/1983)
US actor
Frederic Serrano Keating "I've just spent an hour talking to Tallulah for a few minutes." *

Fred Keating
(03/27/1901 – 06/29/1961)
US actor
Leonard James Callaghan "Either back us or sack us."

James Callaghan
(03/27/1912 – 03/26/2005)
British PM (47) (died near his birthday)
Henry Brooks Adams "Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."

Henry Brooks Adams
(02/16/1838 – 03/27/1918)
US writer (son of Charles Francis Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, great-grandson of John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams)
"It's complicated, being an American, having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time."

Louis Simpson
(03/27/1923 – 09/18/2012)
Jamaican-US writer
Sarah Vaughan "There are notes between notes, you know."

Sarah Vaughan
(03/27/1924 – 04/03/1990)
US singer (died near her birthday)
Arnold Bennett "A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it."

Arnold Bennett
(05/27/1867 – 03/27/1931)
English writer
Quentin Tarantino "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"

Quentin Tarantino
(03/27/1963 – )
US actor, director
Mariah Carey "A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time."

Mariah Carey
(03/27/1970 – )
Canadian singer
Maurits Cornelius Escher "He who wonders discovers that this in itself is a wonder."

M. C. Escher
(06/17/1898 – 03/27/1972)
Dutch artist
"It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel."

Malcolm Cowley
(08/24/1898 – 03/27/1989)
US writer , on a John Cheever manuscript imitating Hemingway
Ian Dury "All I want for my birthday is another birthday."

Ian Dury
(05/12/1942 – 03/27/2000)
English singer
Samuel Wilder "An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation."

Billy Wilder
(06/22/1906 – 03/27/2002)
US director
Mendel Berlinger "What is this, an audience or an oil painting?"

Milton Berle
(07/12/1908 – 03/27/2002)
US comic actor, "Mr. Television"
Dudley Moore "Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we're not poets."

Dudley Moore
(04/19/1935 – 03/27/2002)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
Stanislaw Lem "Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness."

Stanislaw Lem
(09/12/1921 – 03/27/2006)
Polish writer (Note: a different person from Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
Adrienne Rich "Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling."

Adrienne Rich
(05/16/1929 – 03/27/2012)
US writer