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Birthdays occurring on September, 27


1906 William Empson was born on September 27, 1906
British poet and critic known for his immense influence on 20th-century literary criticism and for his rational, metaphysical poetry. 1906-1984
. . . life involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis.
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1917 Louis Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917
Keep doing good deeds long enough, and you'll probably turn out a good man in spite of yourself.
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1923 Mary McCarty was born on September 27, 1923
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior
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1924 Josef Skvorecky was born on September 27, 1924
There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
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Deaths occurring on September, 27

1934 Dick Schaap was born on September 27, 1934
The best thing, ... was that my subject was accessible, which wasn't always true with the other people I worked with. Secondly, I didn't have to split the money with him. He did it gratis, which was nice of him. And if he was wrong, I had nobody to blame but myself. I couldn't pull a Charles Barkley and claim I was misquoted in my autobiography.
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1404 William of Wykeham died on September 27, 1404
Manners maketh man
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1891 Ivan Goncharov died on September 27, 1891
It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required
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1915 Remy de Gourmont died on September 27, 1915
French novelist, poet, playwright, and philosopher, 1858-1915
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last
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1917 Edgar Degas died on September 27, 1917
French artist. 1834-1917
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things
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1960 Sylvia Pankhurst died on September 27, 1960
I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving.
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