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Kevin Costner
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1955-01-18
Died: —

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Kevin Costner

In my young days, I used to pick up sluts, and I don't mean that nastily. It's more a term of endearment, really, for girls who know how to speak their minds.
Takeshi Kitano
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Author Profession: Comedian, television personality, film director, actor, screenwriter, film editor, author, singer
Born: 1947-01-18
Died: —

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Takeshi Kitano

Humour is like violence. They both come to you unexpectedly, and the more unpredictable they both are, the better it gets.
Cary Grant
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1904-01-18
Died: 1986-11-29

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Cary Grant

My formula for life is very simple: in the morning, wake up; at night, go to sleep. In between I try and occupy myself as best I can.
M. C. Gainey
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1948-01-18
Died: —

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M. C. Gainey

Con Air was kind of a turning point for me, in my mind. I never shot anybody in that movie - I never did anything bad - because there were so many bad guys in that movie. I said, The hell with this, Im just gonna be a lovable guy. Im like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.
Oliver Hardy
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1882-01-18
Died: 1957-08-07

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Oliver Hardy

The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it.
Baron de Montesquieu
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Author Profession: French writer
Born: 1689-01-18
Died: 1755-02-10

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Baron de Montesquieu

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Arthur Ransome
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Author Profession: British Author
Born: 1884-01-18
Died: 1967-06-03

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Arthur Ransome

Grab a chance and you wont be sorry for a might-have-been.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1973-01-18
Died: —

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Benjamin Todd Jealous

No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.
Binyavanga Wainaina
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Author Profession: Kenyan Author
Born: 1971-01-18
Died: —

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.
Brady Anderson
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1964-01-18
Died: —

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What cracks me up is people who think I dont take baseball seriously. Its the most important thing in my life. They dont know how hard it is for me to get a bad game out of my mind. I still cant, but Im getting better.
Danny Kaye
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1913-01-18
Died: 1987-03-03

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Danny Kaye

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
Dave Attell
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1965-01-18
Died: —

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Dave Attell

You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when theyre both on fire - theyre exactly alike.
David Ayer
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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1968-01-18
Died: —

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David Ayer

Actors are like magicians. Theyll sit there and do all their tricks to each other. Its very competitive, and the goal is to get them bonding, to get them to know the real person as quickly as possible.
John Hume
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Author Profession: Irish Politician
Born: 1937-01-18
Died: —

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If the word No was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.
Martin O'Malley
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1963-01-18
Died: —

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Martin O'Malley

The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.
Maulik Pancholy
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1974-01-18
Died: —

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Maulik Pancholy

I remind myself that Im always more satisfied by human interaction than by a digital connection.
Ruben Dario
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Author Profession: Nicaraguan Poet
Born: 1867-01-18
Died: 1916-02-06

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Ruben Dario

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!
Sylvia Pankhurst
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Author Profession: English Activist
Born: 1882-01-18
Died: 1960-09-27

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Sylvia Pankhurst

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.
Thomas Jordan Jarvis
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1836-01-18
Died: 1915-06-17

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Thomas Jordan Jarvis

We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst, let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us.
A.A. Milne
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Author Profession: Childrens Books, Poetry, Literature & Fiction
Born: 1882-01-18
Died: 1956-01-31

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A.A. Milne

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered.'Yes, Piglet?''Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you. A.A. Milnes.
Gilles Deleuze
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Author Profession: Philosophy, Social Sciences, Politics
Born: 1925-01-18
Died: 1995-11-04

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Gilles Deleuze

A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window. Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Daniel Webster
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1782-01-18
Died: 1852-10-24

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Daniel Webster

Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session.
Austin Dobson
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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1840-01-18
Died: 1921-09-02

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Austin Dobson

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.

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