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Nikita Krushchev
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Author Profession: Soviet leader
Born: 1894-04-17
Died: 1971-09-11

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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Jennifer Garner
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1972-04-17
Died: —

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My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mothers voice and smile.
Chavela Vargas
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Author Profession: Costa Rican Musician
Born: 1919-04-17
Died: —

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Chavela Vargas

When you like something, you should do it all night long.
Nick Hornby
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Entertainment edit data
Born: 1957-04-17
Died: —

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People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos, we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
Harold Feinstein
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Author Profession: US Photographer
Born: 1931-04-17
Died: 2015-06-20

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Coney Island is and always will be the peoples playground. Its a place where people of all backgrounds come to have a good time.
Karen Blixen
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction edit data Karen Christence Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke - wrote as Isak Dinesen, Pierre Andrezel, other pseudonyms: Tania Blixen, Osceola, etc.A Danish writer
Born: 1885-04-17
Died: 1962-09-07

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I know of a cure for everything: salt water...in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea. Karen Blixen
Olivia Hussey
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Author Profession: British Actress
Born: 1951-04-17
Died: —

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Olivia Hussey

When I was a little girl, I used to walk around with a towel on my head, pretending I was a nun. And then one day my mother said, Why dont you just become an actress, and then you can pretend youre a nun.
Henry Vaughan
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Author Profession: Welsh Poet
Born: 1622-04-17
Died: 1695-04-28

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Henry Vaughan

They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.
Jan Hammer
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Author Profession: Musician
Born: 1948-04-17
Died: —

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Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - thats the only way you can create music. If you dont feel any emotions, its not going to happen.
Maiwenn
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Author Profession: French Actress
Born: 1976-04-17
Died: —

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You can watch Chanel fashion shows and watch the news. Fortunately you dont have to choose. I always vote, I go to rallies, but I also go to fashion shows.
Miguel Cabrera
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Author Profession: Venezuelan Athlete
Born: 1983-04-17
Died: —

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If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.
Nicholas D'Agosto
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1980-04-17
Died: —

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Nicholas D'Agosto

Im realizing for the first time, your life goes on while youre trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come to know yourself better. Youll find the place for it.
Ray Stannard Baker
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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1870-04-17
Died: 1946-07-12

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Ray Stannard Baker

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
Cynthia Ozick
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories edit data
Born: 1928-04-17
Died: —

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We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick
William Gilmore Simms
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1806-04-17
Died: 1870-06-11

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William Gilmore Simms

The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.
Artur Schnabel
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Author Profession: Austrian pianist, composer
Born: 1882-04-17
Died: 1951-08-15

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Artur Schnabel

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides.
Isak Dinesen
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Author Profession: Danish writer
Born: 1885-04-17
Died: 1962-09-07

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What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?
William H. Holden
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1918-04-17
Died: 1981-11-16

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William H. Holden

Hell is paved with Good Samaritans.
Liz Phair
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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: 1967-04-17
Died: —

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Liz Phair

Madonna is the speedboat, and the rest of us are just the Go-Gos on water skis.

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