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Kirstie Alley

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1951-01-12
Died: —

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Kirstie Alley

I binge when Im happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like Im at a birthday party.
Rush Limbaugh

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Author Profession: rotund right-wing US talk-show host
Born: 1951-01-12
Died: —

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Rush Limbaugh

No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.
Georgia May Jagger

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Author Profession: English Model
Born: 1992-01-12
Died: —

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Georgia May Jagger

My dad was fine about me doing modelling at 16 because I always said school was important to me. I always chose my jobs carefully so I wouldnt have to take too much time off. It got harder toward the end with my A-levels, there were sleepless nights, and I was doing my homework on the plane coming home, but I pulled through.
Charles Perrault

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Author Profession: French author and member of the Academie Francaise.
Born: 1628-01-12
Died: 1703-05-16

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Charles Perrault

For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost.
Jack London

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Adventure, Classics
Born: 1876-01-12
Died: 2016-11-22

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Jack London

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Author Profession: Indian Philosopher
Born: 1917-01-12
Died: 2008-02-05

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Howard Stern

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Author Profession: American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer
Born: 1954-01-12
Died: —

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Howard Stern

I don't think there's one thing I've ever said on the radio that would have been found indecent or obscene.
Shirley Eaton

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Author Profession: English Actress
Born: 1937-01-12
Died: —

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Shirley Eaton

I am a great believer in naps, whatever age you are.
Christiane Amanpour

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Author Profession: English Journalist
Born: 1958-01-12
Died: —

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Christiane Amanpour

And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.
Emile Lahoud

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Author Profession: Lebanese Statesman
Born: 1936-01-12
Died: —

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Emile Lahoud

Democracy, good governance and modernity cannot be imported or imposed from outside a country.
Gemma Arterton

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Author Profession: English Actress
Born: 1986-01-12
Died: —

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Gemma Arterton

I was quite naughty at school.
James L. Farmer, Jr.

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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1920-01-12
Died: 1999-07-09

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James L. Farmer, Jr.

We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
James Mark Baldwin

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Author Profession: US Philosopher
Born: 1861-01-12
Died: —

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James Mark Baldwin

Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery.
Luise Rainer

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Author Profession: German Actress
Born: 1910-01-12
Died: 2014-12-30

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Luise Rainer

Happiness lies in moments, and while you have it, youre not even aware, only afterwards do you know you were happy.
Michael Aspel

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Author Profession: British Journalist
Born: 1933-01-12
Died: —

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Michael Aspel

Im more nervous about doing this than anything Ive ever done before, because it is so prestigious.
Morton Feldman

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Author Profession: US Composer
Born: 1926-01-12
Died: 1987-09-03

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Morton Feldman

Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination. All youve got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap, right? You might agree, though you wouldnt call it gestural crap.
Nathan Gamble

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1998-01-12
Died: —

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Nathan Gamble

I was a big fan of Indiana Jones, then I realized he was kind of a fake hero. The real heroes are the people who work hard and do their stuff right, like firefighters and policemen.
Raekwon

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1970-01-12
Died: —

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Raekwon

When I sit here and see that the eight brothers from the neighborhood that I grew up with still have success, it had to be magical. I doubt if you get another Wu-Tang Clan. That might be harder than getting the new Jackson Five. Certain groups you only get one time, and we just happened to be that group.
Rick Santelli

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1953-01-12
Died: —

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Rick Santelli

I believe theres only one regulation in life that works: failure.
Sakshi Tanwar

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Author Profession: Indian Actress
Born: 1973-01-12
Died: —

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Sakshi Tanwar

Im not desperately looking for a man, but Im sure one of these days, Ill find my Mr. Right.
Waldemar Januszczak

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Author Profession: British Critic
Born: 1954-01-12
Died: —

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Waldemar Januszczak

The real problem with the art world is not the money men scavenging in its wake - theyve always been there - but the pirates whove taken over the ship. I am thinking, of course, of that awful art world species: the curator.
David Mitchell

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Author Profession: Fiction Influences John Banville, Muriel Spark, Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo John Banville, Muriel Spark, Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Russell Hoban, Italo Calvino, Peter Carey, George Orwell, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Wright, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Ursula K. Le Guin ...more edit data
Born: 1969-01-12
Died: —

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David Mitchell

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
Edmund Burke

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Author Profession: Politics edit data Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party.
Born: 1729-01-12
Died: 1797-07-09

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Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
Haruki Murakami

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction
Born: 1949-01-12
Died: —

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Haruki Murakami

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
William Nicholson

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy edit data Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.
Born: 1948-01-12
Died: —

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William Nicholson

We read to know we're not alone. William Nicholson, Shadowlands
John L. Lewis

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Author Profession: US labor leader
Born: 1880-01-12
Died: 1969-06-11

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John L. Lewis

I don't think the federation has a head, its neck has just grown up and haired over.
Henny Youngman

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Author Profession: US comedian
Born: 1906-01-12
Died: 1998-02-24

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Henny Youngman

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
Patsy Kelly

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1910-01-12
Died: 1981-09-24

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Patsy Kelly

Estelle Winwood is not Tallulah's best friend! I am! And I've got the scars to prove it!
Howard Stern

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Author Profession: US radio personality
Born: 1954-01-12
Died: —

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Howard Stern

Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I've ever done, besides trying to get laid in college.
Kirstie Alley

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1955-01-12
Died: —

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Kirstie Alley

I don't think that [children are] any more resilient than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies.
Olivier Martinez

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Author Profession: French actor
Born: 1966-01-12
Died: —

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Olivier Martinez

I like Paris. My problem is I don't like Parisians.
Zack de la Rocha

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Author Profession: US singer (Rage Against the Machine)
Born: 1970-01-12
Died: —

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Zack de la Rocha

Anger is a gift.