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Bettie Page

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Author Profession: US Model
Born: 1923-04-22
Died: 2008-12-11

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Bettie Page

I was never the girl next door.
Charlotte Rae

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1926-04-22
Died: —

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Charlotte Rae

You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!... but if it doesnt hit with the public in two minutes, its bye-bye.
David J. C. MacKay

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Author Profession: English Philosopher
Born: 1967-04-22
Died: —

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David J. C. MacKay

When the Industrial Revolution started, the amount of carbon sitting underneath Britain in the form of coal was as big as the amount of carbon sitting under Saudi Arabia in the form of oil, and this carbon powered the Industrial Revolution, it put the Great in Great Britain, and led to Britains temporary world domination.
Eddie Albert

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Author Profession: Actor
Born: 1908-04-22
Died: 2005-05-26

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Eddie Albert

Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding.
Eric Mabius

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1971-04-22
Died: —

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Eric Mabius

Being able to laugh at a situation can help you hang on to your perspective. And theres an intimacy in laughter that nothing else can come close to.
Giorgio Agamben

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Author Profession: Italian Philosopher
Born: 1942-04-22
Died: —

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Giorgio Agamben

Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands... Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection.
Glen Campbell

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1936-04-22
Died: —

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Glen Campbell

I like to start the day early, it keeps me out of trouble.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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Author Profession: Cuban Novelist
Born: 1929-04-22
Died: 2005-02-21

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Guillermo Cabrera Infante

You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.
Immanuel Kant

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Author Profession: German Philosopher
Born: 1724-04-22
Died: 1804-02-12

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Immanuel Kant

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
James Langevin

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1964-04-22
Died: —

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James Langevin

Id like to see a comprehensive gun control bill brought to the floor, but if we have to do it in several votes, thats fine, too. But give us the vote. Let us make our case to our colleagues on the floor and have a vote.
James Norman Hall

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1887-04-22
Died: 1951-07-05

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James Norman Hall

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity, and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile.
Kenneth Jay Lane

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Author Profession: US Designer
Born: 1930-04-22
Died: —

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Kenneth Jay Lane

My mother, when I told her I was going into the jewelry business said, Kenneth, dont tell anyone.
Larry Elder

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1952-04-22
Died: —

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Larry Elder

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.
Otto Rank

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Author Profession: Austrian Psychologist
Born: 1884-04-22
Died: 1939-10-31

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Otto Rank

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.
Philip James Bailey

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Author Profession: English Poet
Born: 1816-04-22
Died: 1902-09-06

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Philip James Bailey

Respect is what we owe, love, what we give.
Vladimir Nabokov

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Author Profession: US Novelist
Born: 1899-04-22
Died: 1977-07-02

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Vladimir Nabokov

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
John Waters

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Author Profession: Entertainment edit data John Samuel Waters, Jr. is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, personality, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films: Pink Flamingos and Hairspray. He is recognizable by his pencil-thin moustache.
Born: 1946-04-22
Died: —

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John Waters

If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em! John Waters
Vladimir Nabokov

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction Influences Gustave Flaubert, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Fran Gustave Flaubert, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Ivan Turgenev, Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mikhail Lermontov ...more
Born: 1899-04-22
Died: 1977-07-02

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Vladimir Nabokov

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita