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

Saint Jerome
(03/27/0347 – 09/30/0420)
Italian religious person ("Chronicon")
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 ("Masnavi")
"No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself."

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

Michael Powell
(09/30/1905 – 02/19/1990)
English director ("The Red Shoes")
Lester Maddox "Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer."

Lester Maddox
(09/30/1915 – 06/25/2003)
US governor (GA)
Bernard Rich Nurse, before surgery: "Is there anything you can't take?"
Buddy Rich: "Yeah, country music."
(09/30/1917 – 04/02/1987)
US drummer ("Bugle Call Rag")
Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer "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)
Scots-born US actor ("From Here to Eternity")
Truman Streckfus Persons "Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."

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

Elie Wiesel
(09/30/1928 – 07/02/2016)
Roumanian-US Nobel writer ("Night")
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 ("My American Visit")
Angeline Brown "I dress for women, and undress for men."

Angie Dickinson
(09/30/1931 – )
US actor ("Police Woman")
(was married to Burt Bacharach)
Marc Bolan "There is nothing about my career that is an accident."

Marc Bolan
(09/30/1947 – 09/16/1977)
English singer (T. Rex) ("Get It On")
Victoria Tennant "I keep thinking I'm a grown up, but I'm not."

Victoria Tennant
(09/30/1950 – )
English actor ("L.A. Story")
(was married to Steve Martin)
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 ("Rebel Without a Cause")
Eric Stolz "I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing."

Eric Stoltz
(09/30/1961 – )
US actor ("Mask")
"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, comic, 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 ("Dharma & Greg")
(niece-in-law of Danny Elfman)
Ta-Nehisi Coates "No matter what the professional talkers tell you, I never met a black boy who wanted to fail."

Ta-Nehisi Coates
(09/30/1975 – )
US writer ("Between the World and Me")
Edgar Bergrren "Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot."

Edgar Bergen
(02/16/1903 – 09/30/1978)
US comic, actor
(father of Candice Bergen)
Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker "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-born French actor ("Room at the Top")
(was married to Yves Montand)
Margaret Jameson "Hope is a talent like any other."

Storm Jameson
(01/08/1891 – 09/30/1986)
English writer ("Women Against Men")
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 ("The Demolished Man")
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 ("I Do Not Know")
"But bombs are unbelievable until they actually fall."

Patrick White
(05/28/1912 – 09/30/1990)
Australian writer ("Riders in the Chariot")
(same dates as Barry Commoner)
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
Barry Commoner "When you fully understand the situation, it is worse than you think."

Barry Commoner
(05/28/1917 – 09/30/2012)
US environmentalist ("The Closing Circle")
(same dates as Patrick White)
Maurice Halperin "I've had it. I did 4,700 episodes. Isn't that enough?"

Monty Hall
(08/25/1921 – 09/30/2017)
Canadian TV game show host ("Let's Make a Deal")