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Aziz Ansari
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1983-02-23

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Aziz Ansari

When I tour, its like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places. There are a few spots in L.A. that Im obsessed with - one of them is the Taco Zone taco truck on Alvarado. There are secret off-menu items that are amazing.
Josh Gad
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1981-02-23

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Josh Gad

Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, Identity Thief, and Rex Reed, whos a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I dont know what the right ism for it is, but I think that theres a level of that thats happening thats certainly not okay.
Dakota Fanning
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1994-02-23

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ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.
Kelly Macdonald
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Author Profession: Scottish Actress
Born: 1976-02-23

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Kelly Macdonald

Theyre naughty, all those writers - they mess around with people. I know James Gandolfini got a bit fed up on The Sopranos: if he said anything in front of a writer, told them a story from his life, it could make its way into the script.
Barbara Januszkiewicz
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Author Profession: US Artist
Born: 1955-02-23

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Barbara Januszkiewicz

Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.
John Sandford
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Author Profession: US Novelist
Born: 1944-02-23

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John Sandford

Just go outside and look at something and write it down and youll find it is a very nice piece of writing.
Karl Jaspers
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Author Profession: German Psychologist
Born: 1883-02-23
Died: 1969-02-26

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Karl Jaspers

My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in making these historical origins my own.
Marc Garneau
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Author Profession: Canadian Astronaut
Born: 1949-02-23

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Marc Garneau

The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications.
Niecy Nash
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1970-02-23

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Niecy Nash

Theres a lot of women out there, some of whom are my age whove never been married and some who have been married and would like to be married again but think their ship has sailed, and Im like, Oh no, honey, let Miss Niecy show you it is never too late for love!
Viktor Yushchenko
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Author Profession: Ukrainian Statesman
Born: 1954-02-23

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Viktor Yushchenko

The regime is afraid of the people because it knows that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
Tom Bodett
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Author Profession: US author, politician, voice actor, and radio host.
Born: 1955-02-23

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Tom Bodett

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Tom Bodett
Samuel Pepys

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1633-02-23
Died: 1703-05-26

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Samuel Pepys

Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
W. E. B. du Bois

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Author Profession: US sociologist
Born: 1868-02-23
Died: 1963-08-27

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W. E. B. du Bois

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
Peter Fonda

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1939-02-23

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Peter Fonda

Her heart was in the right place, but her head wasn't.
Johnny Winter

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Author Profession: US guitarist
Born: 1944-02-23

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Johnny Winter

I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right, I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.
Veronica Webb

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Author Profession: US supermodel
Born: 1965-02-23

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Veronica Webb

When my Azzedine jacket from 1987 died, I wrapped it up in a box, attached a note saying where it came from and took it to the Salvation Army. It was a big loss.

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