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John Travolta
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1954-02-18
Died: —

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Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world, you are dealing with the same magnitude.
Cybill Shepherd
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1950-02-18
Died: —

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I'm not lost,I'm just in between places I recognize.
Dr. Dre
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Author Profession: US rap mogul
Born: 1965-02-18
Died: —

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I don't care if he's purple, as long as he can rap!
Matt Dillon
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1964-02-18
Died: —

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Matt Dillon

There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know...'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about.
Yoko Ono
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Author Profession: US Artist
Born: 1933-02-18
Died: —

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Yoko Ono

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.
Maiara Walsh
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1988-02-18
Died: —

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Maiara Walsh

I think whats important in a good manager and a good agent is that they know your vision and that they are passionate about you and believe in you. Because if they dont, then theyre not going to work hard for you, and theyre going to send you out on things that you dont want to do.
Jack Palance
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1919-02-18
Died: 2006-11-10

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Jack Palance

The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
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Author Profession: Georgian Businessman
Born: 1956-02-18
Died: —

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Bidzina Ivanishvili

It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person, I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
Ernst Mach
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Author Profession: Austrian Physicist
Born: 1838-02-18
Died: 1916-02-19

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Ernst Mach

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
Molly Ringwald
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1968-02-18
Died: —

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Molly Ringwald

You can't be 16 forever.
Vanna White
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Author Profession: US model
Born: 1957-02-18
Died: —

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Vanna White

It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
A. R. Ammons
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Author Profession: US Poet
Born: 1926-02-18
Died: 2001-02-25

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A. R. Ammons

Theres something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
Bebe Moore Campbell
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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1950-02-18
Died: —

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Bebe Moore Campbell

Race, redemption and healing - thats my thing.
Gary Neville
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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1975-02-18
Died: —

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Gary Neville

I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team.
Ian Hacking
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Author Profession: Canadian Philosopher
Born: 1936-02-18
Died: —

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Ian Hacking

Every once in a while, something happens to you that makes you realise that the human race is not quite as bad as it so often seems to be.
Jean M. Auel
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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1936-02-18
Died: —

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Jean M. Auel

And thats how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as Im reading, Im tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.
John Hughes
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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1950-02-18
Died: —

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John Hughes

Why watch someone kissing when people really close their eyes when they kiss?
Nadine Labaki
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Author Profession: Lebanese Actress
Born: 1974-02-18
Died: —

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Nadine Labaki

When people say to me, You make us proud, its heartwarming to hear that.
Raine Maida
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Author Profession: Canadian Musician
Born: 1970-02-18
Died: —

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Raine Maida

I dont preach or try to impress my views upon people.
Rob Andrew
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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1963-02-18
Died: —

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Rob Andrew

The time Ive spent in professional Premiership club rugby has been invaluable.
Susan Egan
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1970-02-18
Died: —

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Susan Egan

You can admire people for sure, and theyre worth admiring, but you need to find that special thing about yourself. It takes working hard, getting the technique, and learning to sing and all that stuff, but the master class is about bringing yourself to the role.
Audre Lorde
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Author Profession: Poetry, Gay & Lesbian, Memoir
Born: 1934-02-18
Died: 1992-01-01

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Audre Lorde

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Toni Morrison
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Race Studies Influences James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Herman Melville edit data
Born: 1931-02-18
Died: —

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If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
Adolphe Menjou
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1890-02-18
Died: 1963-10-29

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Adolphe Menjou

The Brando school are grabbers, not lovers. If it wasn't that the script says they get the girl, they wouldn't.
Wendell Willkie
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Author Profession: US Presidential candidate
Born: 1892-02-18
Died: 1944-10-08

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Wendell Willkie

The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
Wallace Stegner
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Author Profession: US writer, teacher
Born: 1909-02-18
Died: 1993-04-13

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Wallace Stegner

It is somethingit can be everythingto have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below.
Helen Gurley Brown
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1922-02-18
Died: —

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Helen Gurley Brown

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
Len Deighton
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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1929-02-18
Died: —

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Len Deighton

In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a 'politician,' because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.

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