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Harry S Truman
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Author Profession: US President (33), VP (34)
Born: 1884-05-08
Died: 1972-12-26

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Harry S Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Beth Henley
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1952-05-08
Died: —

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Beth Henley

And all writing is creating or spinning dreams for other people so they won't have to bother doing it themselves.
Don Rickles
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Author Profession: US comic
Born: 1926-05-08
Died: —

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Don Rickles

When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.
Alex Van Halen
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1953-05-08
Died: —

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Alex Van Halen

Its part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, wed be at each others throats.
Edward Gibbon
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Author Profession: English historian
Born: 1737-05-08
Died: 1794-01-16

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Edward Gibbon

The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people as equally true, by the philosopher, as equally false, and by the magistrate, as equally useful.
Bill de Blasio
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1961-05-08
Died: —

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Bill de Blasio

I have an activists desire to improve peoples lives.
Danny Danon
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Author Profession: Israeli Politician
Born: 1971-05-08
Died: —

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Danny Danon

The arrival of thousands of Muslim infiltrators to Israeli territory is a clear threat to the states Jewish identity. The refugees place is not among us, and the initiative to transfer them to Australia is the right and just solution.
David Attenborough
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Author Profession: British Journalist
Born: 1926-05-08
Died: —

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David Attenborough

If I can make programmes when Im 95, that would be fine. But I would think Ill have had enough by then.
Francis Quarles
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Author Profession: English Poet
Born: 1592-05-08
Died: 1644-09-08

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Francis Quarles

My minds my kingdom.
Katy B
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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1989-05-08
Died: —

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Katy B

I go to a club to relax and hear the music on a big sound system. I dont go to pull a guy.
Keith Jarrett
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Author Profession: US Composer
Born: 1945-05-08
Died: —

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One thing you learn: if you want to reveal yourself, you also have to know where to stop.
Leonard Bailey
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Author Profession: US Inventor
Born: 1825-05-08
Died: 1905-02-05

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Leonard Bailey

More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation... and we cant waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers arent up for an awesome responsibility.
Martha Wainwright
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1976-05-08
Died: —

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Martha Wainwright

I wanted to be heard myself, which is hard in a household of people who were very showy. It forced me to find myself and define a personality and a way of being different, and thats a thing thats going to help me to survive in a world of many people playing the guitar.
Nora Arnezeder
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Author Profession: French Actress
Born: 1989-05-08
Died: —

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Nora Arnezeder

Im very proud of The Words and all the cast. I think Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman are like new directors, and I really believe in them, and theyre gonna rock everything.
Ricky Nelson
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1940-05-08
Died: 1985-12-31

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Ricky Nelson

To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
Robert Adams
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Author Profession: US Photographer
Born: 1937-05-08
Died: —

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Robert Adams

The experience of life that you and I have is pretty much a jigsaw puzzle in the box: Day-to-day experiences of disconnected pieces that dont seem to justify the efforts we make each day.
Romain Gary
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Author Profession: Russian Novelist
Born: 1914-05-08
Died: 1980-12-02

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The avantgarde are people who dont exactly know where they want to go, but are the first to get there.
Stephen Amell
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Author Profession: Canadian Actor
Born: 1981-05-08
Died: —

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Stephen Amell

The thing that Ive learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, theres just no point in sharing.
Thomas Pynchon
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction Influences Melville, Nabokov, Kafka, Faulkner, William Gaddis, Jack Kerouac, Norm Melville, Nabokov, Kafka, Faulkner, William Gaddis, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Borges, William Burroughs ...more
Born: 1937-05-08
Died: —

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Thomas Pynchon

Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength. Thomas Pynchon
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
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Author Profession: US religious guy
Born: 1895-05-08
Died: 1979-12-10

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Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
Sloan Wilson
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Author Profession: US writer (Man In The Grey Flannel Suit)
Born: 1920-05-08
Died: 2003-05-25

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Sloan Wilson

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Sonny Liston
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Author Profession: US boxer
Born: 1932-05-08
Died: 1970-12-30

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Sonny Liston

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay forto see the bad guys get beat.

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