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Adam Arkin

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1956-08-19
Died: —

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Adam Arkin

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think its the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off.
Debra Paget

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1933-08-19
Died: —

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Debra Paget

I dont want to be embarrassed when I go to see something on the screen. I dont want to listen to foul language, watch a lot of violence or see something immoral. I prefer stories with sensitivity and family values, films that strive to lift you up to a higher place in life.
Ginger Baker

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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1939-08-19
Died: —

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Ginger Baker

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if thats the case, there should be an immediate abortion.
Jack Canfield

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1944-08-19
Died: —

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Jack Canfield

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
James Nasmyth

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Author Profession: Scottish Inventor
Born: 1808-08-19
Died: 1890-05-07

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James Nasmyth

OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
John Cotton Dana

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1856-08-19
Died: 1929-07-21

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John Cotton Dana

A great department store, easily reached, open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art than any of the museums we have yet established.
Mohamed El-Erian

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Author Profession: Egyptian Businessman
Born: 1958-08-19
Died: —

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Mohamed El-Erian

Americas downgrade may serve as a wakeup call for its policymakers. It is an unambiguous and loud signal of the countrys eroding economic strength and global standing. It renders urgent the need to regain the initiative through better economic policymaking and more coherent governance.
Ogden Nash

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Author Profession: US Poet
Born: 1902-08-19
Died: 1971-05-19

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Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever youre wrong, admit it, Whenever youre right, shut up.
Peter Gallagher

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1955-08-19
Died: —

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Peter Gallagher

Two women? God, man. Well, Im still living. So clearly I mustve gotten away with it, when I did do it. But I dont think its time to blow my cover now.
Bernard M. Baruch

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Born: 1870-08-19
Died: 1965-06-20

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Bernard M. Baruch

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Bernard M. Baruch
Coco Chanel

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Author Profession: Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs edit data
Born: 1883-08-19
Died: 1971-01-10

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Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel
Frank McCourt

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Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs edit data Francis 'Frank' McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and author.
Born: 1930-08-19
Died: 0209-07-19

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Frank McCourt

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
Ogden Nash

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Author Profession: Poetry, Humor edit data
Born: 1902-08-19
Died: 1971-05-19

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Ogden Nash

Tonight?s December thirty-first,Something is about to burst.The clock is crouching, dark and small,Like a time bomb in the hall.Hark, it's midnight, children dear.Duck! Here comes another year! Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on