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James Madison
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Author Profession: US President (4)
Born: 1751-03-16
Died: 1836-06-28

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James Madison

The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.
Isabelle Huppert
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Author Profession: French Actress
Born: 1955-03-16
Died: —

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Isabelle Huppert

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
Pat Nixon
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Author Profession: US First Lady (38)
Born: 1912-03-16
Died: 1993-06-22

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Pat Nixon

I'll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder.
Jhene Aiko
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1988-03-16
Died: —

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Jhene Aiko

You know how a lot of people say, I lose myself in music, or I like to escape, but I want my music to be more of an awakening. I want it to make people to be aware of life, I dont want my music to be a distraction. I want to light a path.
Alexandra Daddario
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1986-03-16
Died: —

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Alexandra Daddario

Going to the darkest place you can to make yourself really upset and adding that with the physicality and running around, you can work yourself into hysteria that way.
John Darnielle
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1967-03-16
Died: —

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John Darnielle

I always assumed people wanted to hear me tell stories, but then I had The Sunset Tree. It turned out, my own stories were the ones that registered with people the hardest.
Brett Davern
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1992-03-16
Died: —

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Brett Davern

The best kisses have something behind it - maybe something has been smoldering for a while, and its about to happen.
Giles Andreae
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Author Profession: British Artist
Born: 1966-03-16
Died: —

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Giles Andreae

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this.
Gore Verbinski
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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1964-03-16
Died: —

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Gore Verbinski

I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think theyre much more liberating because you dont really have to apply a very strict logic.
Henny Youngman
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1906-03-16
Died: 1998-02-24

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Henny Youngman

If youre going to do something tonight that youll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
Jenny Eclair
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Author Profession: Comedian
Born: 1960-03-16
Died: —

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Jenny Eclair

My older sister is bossy, my brother is a stirrer and me - well, I am perfect!
Jerry Jeff Walker
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1942-03-16
Died: —

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Jerry Jeff Walker

The only way to know how much is enough, is to do too much, and then back up.
Jimmy Nail
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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1954-03-16
Died: —

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Jimmy Nail

I was racing through life, utterly confused and angry. I dont know if I was out of control, it was more like I felt frustrated with myself and everything I saw happening around me.
Jorge Ramos
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Author Profession: Mexican Journalist
Born: 1958-03-16
Died: —

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Jorge Ramos

As journalists, we cannot swallow the official line without question. We should challenge almost everything that dictators, presidents and officials say.
Lloyd Waner
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1906-03-16
Died: 1982-07-22

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Lloyd Waner

I just loved to play. I liked to study the other ballplayers. I could talk about it for ages, because I played professional ball for 20 years, and I was still learning when I quit.
Rene Daumal
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Author Profession: French Writer
Born: 1908-03-16
Died: 1944-05-21

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Rene Daumal

Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named, what is clearest is unutterable.
Victor Garber
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Author Profession: Canadian Actor
Born: 1949-03-16
Died: —

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Victor Garber

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.
Mike Mansfield
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Author Profession: US senator (MT)
Born: 1903-03-16
Died: 2001-10-05

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Mike Mansfield

I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War.

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