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Stendhal

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Author Profession: French writer
Born: 1783-01-23
Died: 1842-03-23

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Stendhal

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Richard Dean Anderson

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1950-01-23
Died: —

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Richard Dean Anderson

Oh, who am I trying to kid? Its a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. Its nuts. You know, I cant be a part of it.
Rutger Hauer

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Author Profession: Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist.
Born: 1944-01-23
Died: —

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Rutger Hauer

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Gail O'Grady

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1963-01-23
Died: —

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Gail O'Grady

I think the paparazzi is a necessary evil... and if ya dont like it, and ya dont want to do this, go to Iowa and do some community theatre. Its all about self-promotion, and its not always the fun part of it.
Sergei Eisenstein

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Author Profession: Latvian Director
Born: 1898-01-23
Died: 1948-02-11

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Sergei Eisenstein

The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one, that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being.
Bob Paisley

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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1919-01-23
Died: 1996-02-14

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Bob Paisley

I love the city and the people here. Ive been with them for many years and I fought alongside them.
Derek Walcott

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Author Profession: Poet
Born: 1930-01-23
Died: —

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Derek Walcott

The English language is nobodys special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Gertrude B. Elion

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1918-01-23
Died: 1999-02-21

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Gertrude B. Elion

Over the years, my work became both my vocation and avocation. Since I enjoyed it so much, I never felt a great need to go outside for relaxation. Nevertheless, I became an avid photographer and traveler. Possibly my love for travel stems from the early years when my family seldom went away on vacation.
James Altucher

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1968-01-23
Died: —

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James Altucher

Quantity and persistence will get you the outcomes you need.
Joe Baca

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1947-01-23
Died: —

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Joe Baca

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.
Karen Abbott

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1973-01-23
Died: —

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Karen Abbott

I had spent five years not earning a penny, getting rejected. Thank God I had a husband who was supportive and encouraging. But I still said to myself, If the Everleighs doesnt sell, Im finished with writing forever. I was going to get an office job.
Norah O'Donnell

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1974-01-23
Died: —

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Norah O'Donnell

Persistence is incredibly important. Persistence proves to the person youre trying to reach that youre passionate about something, that you really want something.
Susan L. Taylor

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Author Profession: US Editor
Born: 1946-01-23
Died: —

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Susan L. Taylor

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
Walter M. Miller Jr.

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Author Profession: Science Fiction edit data From the Wikipedia article, 'Walter M. Miller, Jr.':Miller was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Born: 1923-01-23
Died: 1996-01-09

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Walter M. Miller Jr.

You don?t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily. Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz
John Hancock

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Author Profession: US founding father
Born: 1737-01-23
Died: 1793-10-08

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John Hancock

A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
Edouard Manet

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Author Profession: French artist
Born: 1831-01-23
Died: 1883-04-30

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Edouard Manet

I won't change a thing in his portrait. Is it my fault if Moore looks like a squashed egg yolk and if his face is all lopsided? Anyway, the same applies to everybody's face ... There's no symmetry in nature. One eye is never exactly the same as the other, there's always a difference. We all have a more or less crooked nose and an irregular mouth.
Ernie Kovacs

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Author Profession: US TV pioneer
Born: 1919-01-23
Died: 1962-01-13

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Ernie Kovacs

There is currently a formula for success in the entertainment medium, that is: beat it to death if it succeeds.
Jeanne Moreau

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Author Profession: French actor
Born: 1928-01-23
Died: —

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Jeanne Moreau

[Burt Lancaster] couldn't pick up an ashtray before discussing his motivation for an hour or so.