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Lord Byron

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1788-01-22
Died: 1824-04-29

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Lord Byron

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more
John Hurt

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Author Profession: British Actor
Born: 1940-01-22
Died: —

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John Hurt

The most difficult thing about painting is the self-discipline. When I finish a job, I give myself a few days, but then I have to discipline myself quite fiercely if I want to do some painting thats worthwhile. Otherwise, youre just doodling. Its much easier when youre just told what you have to do.
Conrad Veidt

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Author Profession: German Actor
Born: 1893-01-22
Died: 1943-04-03

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Conrad Veidt

So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning.
Francis Bacon

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Author Profession: English Philosopher
Born: 1561-01-22
Died: 1626-04-09

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Francis Bacon

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Emanuel Azenberg

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Author Profession: US Producer
Born: 1934-01-22
Died: —

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Emanuel Azenberg

This is an industry that doesnt have the common cold... It has cholera.
Gabriel Macht

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1972-01-22
Died: —

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Gabriel Macht

Im a straight shooter, and most of the time my ego doesnt interrupt my relationships.
Hidetoshi Nakata

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Author Profession: Japanese Athlete
Born: 1977-01-22
Died: —

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Hidetoshi Nakata

The biggest lesson Ive learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication.
Jim Jarmusch

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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1953-01-22
Died: —

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Jim Jarmusch

I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesnt play, it has a poignancy to it.
Joseph Hume

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Author Profession: Scottish Scientist
Born: 1777-01-22
Died: 1855-02-20

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Joseph Hume

In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food.
Joseph Wambaugh

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1937-01-22
Died: —

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Joseph Wambaugh

The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend because the evidence is burned up.
Michael Hutchence

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Author Profession: Australian Musician
Born: 1960-01-22
Died: 1997-11-22

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Michael Hutchence

Theres something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.
Gotthold Lessing

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Author Profession: German dramatist
Born: 1729-01-22
Died: 1781-02-15

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Gotthold Lessing

He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
August Strindberg

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Author Profession: Swedish writer
Born: 1849-01-22
Died: 1912-05-14

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August Strindberg

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
D. W. Griffith

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Author Profession: US director
Born: 1875-01-22
Died: 1948-07-21

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D. W. Griffith

I made them see, didn't I? I changed everything.
Francis Picabia

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Author Profession: French artist
Born: 1879-01-22
Died: 1953-11-30

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Francis Picabia

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Graham Kerr

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Author Profession: US chef (Galloping Gourmet)
Born: 1934-01-22
Died: —

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Graham Kerr

A squid, as you know of course, has ten testicles.