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Alan Garner

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Author Profession: English Novelist
Born: 1934-10-17
Died: —

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Alan Garner

The thing that I was brought up to prize above everything else is the intellect. There is no problem that the intellect cannot solve, but it never had an original thought. Originality is the realm of the unconscious.
Alan Jackson

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1958-10-17
Died: —

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Alan Jackson

If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world - all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, theres a thousand good ones.
Cameron Mackintosh

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Author Profession: British Businessman
Born: 1946-10-17
Died: —

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Cameron Mackintosh

Sometimes, thinking on your feet can be the most creative. Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you. Some of the most successful shows come out of shoestring invention.
Doris Humphrey

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Author Profession: US Dancer
Born: 1895-10-17
Died: 1958-12-29

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Doris Humphrey

There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself.
Erin Karpluk

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Author Profession: Canadian Actress
Born: 1978-10-17
Died: —

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Erin Karpluk

Sometimes, as a guest actor, when you come on, youre coming into a show thats already been established, and the wheels are already in motion. It can be very nerve-wracking, jumping in as a newcomer, but everyone on Saving Hope was so welcoming.
Julie Adams

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1926-10-17
Died: —

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Julie Adams

I remember so vividly playing a scene with Jimmy Stewart. I was in the back of a covered wagon, and we were doing this little talk in the wilderness. They did his close-up first. I was looking at him and thinking, How does he do that? He is not doing anything, and yet everything is there.
Kimi Raikkonen

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Author Profession: Finnish Celebrity
Born: 1979-10-17
Died: —

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Kimi Raikkonen

You always want to have a winning car, but there is no guarantee that it will be.
Matthew Macfadyen

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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1974-10-17
Died: —

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Matthew Macfadyen

The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that youre not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, youll make yourself unhappy, because life doesnt work like that. So much is luck. Its much better to let yourself off, to think, Theres nothing I can do.
Max Irons

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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1985-10-17
Died: —

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Max Irons

Ive always wanted to be a fighter pilot. But I dont want to kill people. Id hate to.
Norm MacDonald

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Author Profession: Canadian Actor
Born: 1963-10-17
Died: —

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Norm MacDonald

Comedy is surprises, so if youre intending to make somebody laugh and they dont laugh, thats funny.
Owen Arthur

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Author Profession: Barbadian Statesman
Born: 1949-10-17
Died: —

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Owen Arthur

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
Patrick Ness

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1971-10-17
Died: —

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Patrick Ness

I get tired of comedies where there are a bunch of funny guys and a beautiful woman who doesnt do anything funny. And I dont like books where theres a rough-and-tumble boy and a really clever, snotty girl. Thats just not my experience with teenagers.
Robert Atkins

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Author Profession: US Celebrity
Born: 1930-10-17
Died: 2003-04-17

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Robert Atkins

Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets.
Robert Lansing

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1864-10-17
Died: 1928-10-30

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Robert Lansing

I wanted to be that cranky old guy that stands on his porch and yells at the neighborhood kids.
Wyclef Jean

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1972-10-17
Died: —

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Wyclef Jean

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
Elinor Glyn

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Romance edit data
Born: 1864-10-17
Died: 1943-09-23

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Elinor Glyn

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. Elinor Glyn
Robert Jordan

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy edit data Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series.
Born: 1948-10-17
Died: 0207-09-16

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Robert Jordan

Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive, women forgive, but never forget. Robert Jordan