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Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Author Profession: Belgian Actor
Born: 1960-10-18
Died: —

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Jean-Claude Van Damme

You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.
Martina Navratilova

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1956-10-18
Died: —

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Martina Navratilova

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed.
Evelyn Waugh

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1903-10-18
Died: 1966-04-10

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Evelyn Waugh

Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.
Zac Efron

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1987-10-18
Died: —

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Zac Efron

A woman called me interesting once, and it kind of blew my mind. She said, Youre one of the most interesting people Ive ever met, and I was like, Wow.
Miriam Hopkins:

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1902-10-18
Died: 1972-10-09

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You know, my dear, I insured my voice for fifty thousand dollars.
Pierre Trudeau

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Author Profession: Canadian Prime Minister (15)
Born: 1919-10-18
Died: 2000-09-28

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Pierre Trudeau

It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.
Fannie Hurst

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1885-10-18
Died: 1968-02-23

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Fannie Hurst

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
Helen Hunt Jackson

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1831-10-18
Died: 1885-08-12

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Helen Hunt Jackson

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
Henry Taylor

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Author Profession: English Dramatist
Born: 1800-10-18
Died: 1886-03-27

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Henry Taylor

No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
Bristol Palin

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1990-10-18
Died: —

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Bristol Palin

Im in no rush. One day Ill find a nice guy.
Irwin M. Jacobs

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1933-10-18
Died: —

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Irwin M. Jacobs

We try to preach innovation. We provide resources, we invite speakers in from universities to talk about new ideas.
James Truslow Adams

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Author Profession: US Historian
Born: 1878-10-18
Died: 1949-05-18

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James Truslow Adams

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Jim Ratcliffe

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Author Profession: British Businessman
Born: 1952-10-18
Died: —

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Jim Ratcliffe

Americas got quite reasonable tax rates from an employee point of view.
Jim Talent

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1956-10-18
Died: —

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Jim Talent

The unemployment rate has effectively not gone down from where it was at the peak of the recession. The only reason its gone technically from 10 percent to 8 percent is so many people are discouraged and have quit work.
Logan Pearsall Smith

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Author Profession: Nonfiction, History, Social Sciences
Born: 1865-10-18
Died: 1946-03-02

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Logan Pearsall Smith

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. Logan Pearsall Smith
Terry McMillan

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction edit data Terry McMillan is an African-American author. Her interest in books comes from working at a library when she was sixteen. She received her BA in journalism in 1986 from the University of California at Berkeley.
Born: 1951-10-18
Died: —

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Terry McMillan

Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy ? if not less of it ? doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do. Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts
Thomas Love Peacock

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1785-10-18
Died: 1866-01-23

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Thomas Love Peacock

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
Thomas B. Reed

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Author Profession: US Rep (ME)
Born: 1839-10-18
Died: 1902-12-07

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Thomas B. Reed

If there's one thing for which I admire you, it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments.
Henri Bergson

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Author Profession: French philosopher
Born: 1865-10-18
Died: 1941-01-04

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Henri Bergson

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Jesse Helms

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Author Profession: US senator (NC)
Born: 1921-10-18
Died: 2008-07-04

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Jesse Helms

I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!
Laura Nyro

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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: 1947-10-18
Died: 1997-04-08

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Laura Nyro

I'm just your wild working musician.
Wendy Wasserstein

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Author Profession: US comic
Born: 1950-10-18
Died: 2006-01-30

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Wendy Wasserstein

Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up, and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death.