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Matt Damon
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1970-10-08

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Matt Damon

Bond is part of the system. Hes an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. Itll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally theyre just very different things.
Sigourney Weaver
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1949-10-08

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Sigourney Weaver

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part Ive been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale whos very smart, and wicked.
Chevy Chase
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Author Profession: US comic actor
Born: 1943-10-08

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Chevy Chase

I was so angry I didn't cry for five years.
Kristanna Loken
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Author Profession: US model, actor
Born: 1979-10-08

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Kristanna Loken

When I got the job, my manager said, 'Kristanna, just enjoy this last year of anonymity, because afterward you're not going to be able to pump your own gas.' I feel ready. Why not?
Nick Cannon
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1980-10-08

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Nick Cannon

Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship youre in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
Frank Herbert
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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy edit
Born: 1920-10-08
Died: 1986-02-11

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Frank Herbert

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. Frank Herbert, Dune
Bill Vaughan
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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1915-10-08
Died: 1977-02-25

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Bill Vaughan

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Darrell Hammond
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1955-10-08

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Darrell Hammond

I think I wanted to write a book about the relationship between the victim and perpetrator in which the victim agrees to remain silent.
Jesse Jackson
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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1941-10-08

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Jesse Jackson

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
John T. Walton
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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1946-10-08
Died: 2005-06-27

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John T. Walton

I figured if youre going to do something, you should do it the best you can.
John W. Gardner
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Author Profession: US Educator
Born: 1912-10-08
Died: 2002-02-16

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John W. Gardner

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Johnny Ramone
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1951-10-08
Died: 2004-09-15

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Johnny Ramone

I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is.
Josephine de La Baume
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Author Profession: French Actress
Born: 1984-10-08

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Josephine de La Baume

Your heart weeps a little bit when you have to say goodbye to a crew you spend two months with, but when it comes to the part, when you live so close to someone for two months, it kind of fades away and then you see her again on screen later on.
M. Russell Ballard
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Author Profession: US Clergyman
Born: 1928-10-08

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M. Russell Ballard

It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always.
Mark Oliphant
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Author Profession: Australian Scientist
Born: 1901-10-08
Died: 2000-07-14

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Mark Oliphant

It was essential to do this job, hateful though it was, because we knew the Germans were hot on the trail.
Molly Quinn
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1993-10-08

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Molly Quinn

If you have the opportunity to watch Nathan Fillion or Jim Carrey do a scene, its like getting a Ph.D. in acting.
Nance O'Neil
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1874-10-08
Died: 1965-02-07

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Nance O'Neil

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
Otto Heinrich Warburg
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Author Profession: German Scientist
Born: 1883-10-08
Died: 1970-08-01

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Otto Heinrich Warburg

Catalytic oxidation in living substances rests upon change of valency in an iron compound which is the respiratory oxygen-transferring ferment.
Toru Takemitsu
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Author Profession: Japanese Composer
Born: 1930-10-08
Died: 1996-02-20

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Toru Takemitsu

I always want to write erotic music... Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense - about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe... about life.
Edward V. Rickenbacker
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Author Profession: US aviator
Born: 1890-10-08
Died: 1973-07-23

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Edward V. Rickenbacker

Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Klaus Kinski
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Author Profession: German actor
Born: 1926-10-08
Died: 1991-11-23

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Klaus Kinski

One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
Jim Elliot
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Author Profession: US missionary
Born: 1927-10-08
Died: 1956-01-08

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Jim Elliot

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Rona Barrett
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Author Profession: US gossip columnist
Born: 1936-10-08

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Rona Barrett

Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles.
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