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Thomas Jefferson

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Author Profession: Nonfiction, Politics author of the Declaration of Independence
Born: 1743-04-13
Died: 1826-07-04

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Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
William Sadler

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1950-04-13
Died: —

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William Sadler

If I have a better idea, I say, Can we try one like this? I try not to step on writers toes, but ninety-nine percent of the time, it ends up in the movie, and sometimes its the line that everyone remembers and quotes from the movie.
Garry Kasparov

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Author Profession: Celebrity
Born: 1963-04-13
Died: —

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Garry Kasparov

Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.
Don Adams

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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1926-04-13
Died: 2005-09-25

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Don Adams

I like getting married, but I dont like being married.
Samuel Beckett

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Theatre, Poetry
Born: 1906-04-13
Died: 1989-12-22

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Samuel Beckett

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Seamus Heaney

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Author Profession: Poetry Influences Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Byron, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Gerard Manley Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Byron, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ted Hughes, Patrick Kavanagh, John Keats, Derek Mahon, Wilfred Owen, Samuel Palmer, William Shakespeare, J.M. Synge, William Wordsworth, William Butler Yeats ...more edit data
Born: 1939-04-13
Died: 2013-08-30

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Seamus Heaney

If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way. Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney
Howard Keel

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1919-04-13
Died: 2004-11-07

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Howard Keel

The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death.
Liz Callaway

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1961-04-13
Died: —

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Liz Callaway

I love originating shows and originating songs - there is nothing better than being the first one to get to do a song.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1919-04-13
Died: 1995-09-29

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Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that.
Michel Faber

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Author Profession: Dutch Writer
Born: 1960-04-13
Died: —

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Michel Faber

Most books are surplus to the worlds requirements, and I am going to sound very conceited here, but I am trying to write books that arent just using up trees.
Roberto Calvi

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Author Profession: Italian Businessman
Born: 1920-04-13
Died: 1982-06-17

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Roberto Calvi

Who has sent you against me? Who has told you to do this thing?
Roger de Rabutin

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Author Profession: French Writer
Born: 1618-04-13
Died: 1693-04-09

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Roger de Rabutin

Absence is to love what wind is to fire, it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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Author Profession: English Statesman
Born: 1593-04-13
Died: 1641-05-12

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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

It is a maxim in philosophy that ambitious men can be never good counselors to princes, the desire of having more is common to great lords, and a desire of rule a great cause of their ruin.
Christopher Hitchens

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Author Profession: Nonfiction, Politics, Atheism
Born: 1949-04-13
Died: 2011-12-15

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Christopher Hitchens

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1933-04-13
Died: —

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Ben Nighthorse Campbell

And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans dont trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and theyre proving it tonight. Were going to bury that for good.
Eudora Welty

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1909-04-13
Died: 2001-07-23

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Eudora Welty

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
Jacques Lacan

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Author Profession: French Psychologist
Born: 1901-04-13
Died: 1981-09-09

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Jacques Lacan

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.

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