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Mel Gibson
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1956-01-03
Died: —

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After about 20 years of marriage, I think I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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Author Profession: English Novelist
Born: 1892-01-03
Died: 1973-09-02

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.
Cicero
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Author Profession: Roman writer
Born: 106-01-03
Died: 43-12-07

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Cicero Marcus Tullius

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Anna Pavlova
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Author Profession: Russian dancer
Born: 1885-01-03
Died: 1931-01-23

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Anna Pavlova

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
Bobby Hull
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Author Profession: Canadian Athlete
Born: 1939-01-03
Died: —

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Bobby Hull

I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And its almost like, as Yogi Berra said, deja vu all over again.
Clement Attlee
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Author Profession: English Leader
Born: 1883-01-03
Died: 1967-10-08

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Clement Attlee

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Dana Hussein
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Author Profession: Iraqi Athlete
Born: 1986-01-03
Died: —

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Dana Hussein

To be able to live and train in Iraq under these circumstances you need to be brave.
Pola Negri
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Author Profession: Polish Actress
Born: 1897-01-03
Died: 1987-08-01

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Pola Negri

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything changed and became worrisome. People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses, myself included.
Robert Lacey
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Author Profession: British Historian
Born: 1944-01-03
Died: —

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Robert Lacey

Saud bin Abd al-Aziz was the moon-faced, shortsighted, bespectacled son of the old founder of Saudi Arabia, whod always been his fathers protege but had never quite lived up to everything that his father had.
Vernon A. Walters
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Author Profession: US Soldier
Born: 1917-01-03
Died: 2002-02-10

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Vernon A. Walters

I dont think we should tell them what were going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all.
Pietro Metastasio
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Author Profession: Italian writer
Born: 1698-01-03
Died: 1782-04-12

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Pietro Metastasio

High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
Lucretia Coffin Mott
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Author Profession: US social reformer
Born: 1793-01-03
Died: 1880-11-11

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Lucretia Coffin Mott

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
Josephine Hull
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1884-01-03
Died: 1957-03-12

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Josephine Hull

Playing Shakespeare is very tiring. You never get to sit down unless you're a king.
Marion Davies
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1897-01-03
Died: 1961-09-22

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Marion Davies

Al, why don't you get a haircut?
ZaSu Pitts
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1898-01-03
Died: 1963-06-07

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ZaSu Pitts

I was what they called a feature player, never a star. They say I was in 500 films, everything but the newsreels.
Victor Borge
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Author Profession: Danish entertainer
Born: 1909-01-03
Died: 2000-12-23

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Victor Borge

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
Stephen Stills
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Author Profession: US singer-songwriter
Born: 1945-01-03
Died: —

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Stephen Stills

One thing the blues ain't, is funny.
Adair Lara
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1952-01-03
Died: —

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Adair Lara

Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men won't do it are called 'self basting.'

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