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Peter MacNicol

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1954-04-10
Died: —

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Peter MacNicol

Acting is about covering up traces of who you are and just being the character. I think its easier to accept people in roles if you dont know a lot about them.
Steven Seagal

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1951-04-10
Died: —

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Steven Seagal

It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high.
Haley Joel Osment

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1988-04-10
Died: —

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Haley Joel Osment

I try to keep away from being bigheaded. That's what causes people to lose the acting thing. They start being commercial, and then they stink for the rest of their life. But there are several respected adult actors who were child actors that started very young. I'm going to try and model myself after Kurt Russell and Jodie Foster. Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money.
Anne Lamott

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1954-04-10
Died: —

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Anne Lamott

If you dont die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.
William Booth

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Author Profession: English religious leader, Salvation Army founder
Born: 1829-04-10
Died: 1912-08-20

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William Booth

There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work, so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterably dishonest that theft is to them a master passion.
Paul Theroux

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1941-04-10
Died: —

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Paul Theroux

Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves.
Samuel Hahnemann

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Author Profession: French Scientist
Born: 1755-04-10
Died: 1843-07-02

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Samuel Hahnemann

The physicians highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
Barkhad Abdi

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Author Profession: Somali Actor
Born: 1985-04-10
Died: —

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Barkhad Abdi

I like The Usual Suspects. Great film. I also like Scarface, films like that. Lots of gangster films. I really like watching all kinds of films, dramas, romance. Ill watch comedies. I like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle. Id like to meet them.
Christie Laing

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Author Profession: Canadian Actress
Born: 1985-04-10
Died: —

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Christie Laing

I went to a public high school, and after graduation, college wasnt really much of an option for me. I didnt believe I had the money or the grades at the time, so I continued to work and save money to support my acting career.
David Halberstam

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1934-04-10
Died: 2007-04-23

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David Halberstam

Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be.
Dolores Huerta

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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1930-04-10
Died: —

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Dolores Huerta

Professional farmworkers who know how to do a number of different jobs, whether it be pruning or picking or crafting, they see themselves as professionals, and they take a lot of pride in that work. They dont see themselves as doing work that is demeaning.
Guillaume Canet

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Author Profession: French Actor
Born: 1973-04-10
Died: —

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Guillaume Canet

Im an absolute fan of 1970s New York in films like Mean Streets and Dog Day Afternoon.
Joel Parkinson

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Author Profession: Australian Athlete
Born: 1981-04-10
Died: —

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Joel Parkinson

If you can lessen the chance of a bad injury by being strong, you have to do it.
John Raese

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1950-04-10
Died: —

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John Raese

One volcano puts out more toxic gases - one volcano - than man makes in a whole year. And when you look at this climate change, and when you look at the regular climate change that we all have in the world, we have warm and we have cooling spells.
Kenneth Edmonds

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1958-04-10
Died: —

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Kenneth Edmonds

Unfortunately, a lot of executives arent like producers, and cant hear the diamond in the rough.
Lesley Garrett

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Author Profession: English Musician
Born: 1955-04-10
Died: —

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Lesley Garrett

Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself.
Lew Wallace

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Author Profession: US Soldier
Born: 1827-04-10
Died: 1905-02-15

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Lew Wallace

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death, so are statues and inscriptions, so is history.
Q-Tip

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1970-04-10
Died: —

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Q-Tip

I grew up on the rough side of the tracks. If you looked like you were soft, you would be fodder for the wolves. I came up in my neighbourhood like, Im just gonna be me, and all the thugs just said, Its OK, hes special. They knew I had the talent with the rhymes, so they kept me around.
Sam Yagan

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1977-04-10
Died: —

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Sam Yagan

We think we have the best matching algorithm, we think we have the best members. So why wouldnt we want to just shine the light onto just how our processes work, what the real data are, and let people come to their own conclusions.
Sherman Austin

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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1983-04-10
Died: —

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Sherman Austin

It was around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I was just taking a nap. Luckily, my sister was home.
Clare Boothe Luce

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction edit data
Born: 1903-04-10
Died: 1987-10-09

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Clare Boothe Luce

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. Clare Boothe Luce
William Hazlitt

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1778-04-10
Died: 1830-09-18

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William Hazlitt

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
General Lew Wallace

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Author Profession: US military
Born: 1827-04-10
Died: 1905-02-15

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General Lew Wallace

One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
Joseph Pulitzer

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Author Profession: Hungarian journalist, prize
Born: 1847-04-10
Died: 1911-10-29

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Joseph Pulitzer

Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
Frances Perkins

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Author Profession: US educator
Born: 1880-04-10
Died: 1965-05-14

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Frances Perkins

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
Clare Boothe Luce

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Author Profession: US journalist
Born: 1903-04-10
Died: 1987-10-09

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Clare Boothe Luce

No woman has ever so comforted the distressedor so distressed the comfortable.
Sheb Wooley

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Author Profession: US actor, singer, songwriter
Born: 1921-04-10
Died: 2003-09-16

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Sheb Wooley

We called him 'mumbles.' He didn't speak his words very loud. The sound man was always saying, 'Kid, speak up!' But he mumbled his way to a fortune.
Omar Sharif

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Author Profession: Egyptian actor, bridge player
Born: 1932-04-10
Died: —

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Omar Sharif

Working gets in the way of living.
John Madden

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Author Profession: US football coach, commentator, commercial hack
Born: 1936-04-10
Died: —

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John Madden

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

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