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Ingrid Bergman

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Author Profession: Swedish Actress
Born: 1915-08-29
Died: 1982-08-29

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Ingrid Bergman

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Michael Jackson

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1958-08-29
Died: 2009-06-25

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Michael Jackson

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
John Locke

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Author Profession: Philosophy, Politics, Science
Born: 1632-08-29
Died: 1704-10-28

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John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge, it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke
Charlie Parker

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1920-08-29
Died: 1955-03-12

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Charlie Parker

Youve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
Nicole Anderson

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1990-08-29
Died: —

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Nicole Anderson

I had a couple friends from all the different cliques in school, but my true friends were my gymnastics teammates. I grew up competing with them for ten years.
Maurice Maeterlinck

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Author Profession: Belgian writer
Born: 1862-08-29
Died: 1949-05-06

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Maurice Maeterlinck

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
John McCain

Biography

Author Profession: US Senator (AZ), 2000 presidential candidate, flip-flopper, and corporate toady
Born: 1936-08-29
Died: —

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John McCain

Why am I running for president? Well, my wife, Cindy, says it is because I sustained several severe blows to the head in prison camp.
Chris Hadfield

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Author Profession: Canadian Astronaut
Born: 1959-08-29
Died: —

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Chris Hadfield

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. Its about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
Iris Apfel

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Author Profession: US Businesswoman
Born: 1921-08-29
Died: —

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Iris Apfel

I am not a fashionista, and I dont dress up. Usually if Im at home, where I am now, Im wearing a robe.
James Hunt

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Author Profession: British Driver
Born: 1947-08-29
Died: 1993-06-15

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James Hunt

If I get into a car on a circuit, I drive as fast as I can, thats it!
Joseph Jacobs

Biography

Author Profession: Australian Historian
Born: 1854-08-29
Died: 1916-01-30

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Joseph Jacobs

Children, and sometimes those of larger growth, will not read dialect.
Meshell Ndegeocello

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1968-08-29
Died: —

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Were all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones, Ill never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. Its like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. Were trying to use a thing we dont understand to understand ourselves.
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Richard Attenborough

Biography

Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1923-08-29
Died: 2014-08-24

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Richard Attenborough

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know Im safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.
Sal Albanese

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1949-08-29
Died: —

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Sal Albanese

During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom. In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity.
Francis of Assisi

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Author Profession: Catholicism, Religion, Philosophy
Born: 1181-08-29
Died: 1226-09-05

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Francis of Assisi

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Biography

Author Profession: French statesman
Born: 1619-08-29
Died: 1683-09-06

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Author Profession: US writer, scientist, scholar
Born: 1809-08-29
Died: 1894-10-07

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Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable.
Charles F. Kettering

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Author Profession: US inventor
Born: 1876-08-29
Died: 1958-11-25

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Charles F. Kettering

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Preston Sturges

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1898-08-29
Died: 1959-08-06

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Preston Sturges

A pretty girl is better than a plain one A leg is better than an arm A bedroom is better than a living room An arrival is better that a departure A birth is better than a death A chase is better than a chat A dog is better than a landscape A kitten is better than a dog A baby is better than a kitten A kiss is better than a baby A pratfall is better than anything.
Ingrid Bergman

Biography

Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1915-08-29
Died: 1982-08-29

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Ingrid Bergman

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Jack Kirby

Biography

Author Profession: US cartoonist
Born: 1917-08-29
Died: 1994-02-06

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Jack Kirby

Perfectionists are their own devils.
Mr. Blackwell

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Author Profession: US critic
Born: 1922-08-29
Died: 2008-10-19

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Mr. Blackwell

Elizabeth Taylor looks like two small boys fighting underneath a mink blanket.
Sir Richard Attenborough

Biography

Author Profession: English director
Born: 1923-08-29
Died: —

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Sir Richard Attenborough

The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television is tremendously important, both in photography, television, and film.
Elliott Gould

Biography

Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1938-08-29
Died: —

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Elliott Gould

I was changing a light bulb over Groucho Marx's bed, so I took my shoes off, got on his bed and changed the bulb. When I got off the bed he said: 'That's the best acting you've ever done.'
Hugh Cornwell

Biography

Author Profession: English guitarist (Stranglers)
Born: 1949-08-29
Died: —

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Hugh Cornwell

I don't know if prison is good for everybody, but it did me a lot of good.
GG Allin

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Author Profession: US performer
Born: 1956-08-29
Died: 1993-06-28

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GG Allin

If I wasn't a musician, I would be a serial killer.