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Carroll O'Connor

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1922-08-02
Died: 2001-06-21

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Carroll O'Connor

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
Dada Vaswani

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Author Profession: Indian Clergyman
Born: 1918-08-02
Died: —

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Dada Vaswani

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
David Tang

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Author Profession: Chinese Businessman
Born: 1954-08-02
Died: —

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David Tang

I cant establish the veracity of what people say because only they know whether they are telling the truth. I cant look into your mind, can I?
Donna Air

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Author Profession: British Actress
Born: 1979-08-02
Died: —

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Donna Air

Life experiences can, at times, be quite humbling, but you learn from them. But I like the changes in my life and what kind of person theyve made me into. Im very open, not as judgmental as I was in my twenties, and a lot more compassionate.
Isabel Allende

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Author Profession: Chilean Writer
Born: 1942-08-02
Died: —

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Isabel Allende

We dont even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
James A. Baldwin

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1924-08-02
Died: 1987-12-01

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James A. Baldwin

Everybodys journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
James Fallows

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1949-08-02
Died: —

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James Fallows

I seem to be one of the few people in journalism who never worked or wrote for the Boston Phoenix. I certainly read and admired it, and feel the same general malaise at news that it is gone.
Jim Capaldi

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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1944-08-02
Died: 2005-01-28

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Jim Capaldi

We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.
Ken MacLeod

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Author Profession: Scottish Writer
Born: 1954-08-02
Died: —

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Ken MacLeod

The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think theyre the Warren Commission.
Lamar Hunt

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Author Profession: US Entertainer
Born: 1932-08-02
Died: —

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Lamar Hunt

I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question.
Lance Ito

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Author Profession: US Judge
Born: 1950-08-02
Died: —

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Lance Ito

Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom, theres no filtering. What you see is whats there.
Mary-Louise Parker

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1964-08-02
Died: —

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Mary-Louise Parker

I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this face.
Peter O'Toole

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Author Profession: Irish Actor
Born: 1932-08-02
Died: 2013-12-14

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Peter O'Toole

I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum.
Victoria Jackson

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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1959-08-02
Died: —

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Victoria Jackson

Because I hate fake people and I always think Im never fake.
Bei Dao

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Author Profession: Poetry edit data English name for author
Born: 1949-08-02
Died: —

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Bei Dao

In the world I amAlways a strangerI do not understand its languageIt does not understand my silence Bei Dao
James Baldwin

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Born: 1924-08-02
Died: 1987-11-30

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James Baldwin

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. James Baldwin