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Alfred Nobel

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Author Profession: Swedish chemist
Born: 1833-10-21
Died: 1896-12-10

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Alfred Nobel

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
Alphonse de Lamartine

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Author Profession: French Poet
Born: 1790-10-21
Died: 1869-02-28

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Alphonse de Lamartine

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
Benjamin Netanyahu

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Author Profession: Israeli Leader
Born: 1949-10-21
Died: —

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Benjamin Netanyahu

You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it.
Jade Jagger

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Author Profession: English Designer
Born: 1971-10-21
Died: —

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Jade Jagger

Ive found that motherhood helps you figure out what absolutely needs to be done and what doesnt. You just learn to do everything quicker and quicker - your style and your makeup gets more refined and generally easier.
Kim Kardashian

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Author Profession: US Celebrity
Born: 1980-10-21
Died: —

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Kim Kardashian

I dont even drink! I cant stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Years Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I dont touch booze - Im always the designated driver.
Malcolm Arnold

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Author Profession: English Composer
Born: 1921-10-21
Died: —

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Malcolm Arnold

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
Martin Gardner

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Author Profession: US Mathematician
Born: 1914-10-21
Died: 2010-05-22

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Martin Gardner

If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?
Ursula K. LeGuin

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1929-10-21
Died: —

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Ursula K. LeGuin

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
Matt Dallas

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1982-10-21
Died: —

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Matt Dallas

I dont have too many bad days because I just dont let them happen. When Im having one of those days, Ill just be like. Im not going to let this be a bad day, and Ill do everything I can to turn it around.
Natalia Makarova

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Author Profession: Russian Dancer
Born: 1940-10-21
Died: —

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Natalia Makarova

Dancers, many dancers today can do so much technically. You can give them steps that are complicated, then more complicated, pyrotechnical - and they can execute these steps to perfection. But to do simple steps with a pure classical line, that is truly difficult.
Patrick Kavanagh

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Author Profession: Irish Poet
Born: 1904-10-21
Died: 1967-11-30

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Patrick Kavanagh

The keynote of simple folk is bad manners, familiarity. They intrude on ones private soul.
Paul Ince

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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1967-10-21
Died: —

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Paul Ince

When I retire Im gonna bet on Wolves drawing every game. Ill be a multi-millionaire!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1772-10-21
Died: 1834-07-25

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Swans sing before they die'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Carrie Fisher

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Author Profession: US actor, writer
Born: 1956-10-21
Died: —

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Carrie Fisher

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Dizzy Gillespie

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Author Profession: US trumpeter
Born: 1917-10-21
Died: 1993-01-06

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Dizzy Gillespie

I don't care too much about music. What I like is sounds.
Lux Interior

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Author Profession: US singer (Cramps)
Born: 1946-10-21
Died: 2009-02-04

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Lux Interior

Rock'n'roll is so great that everyone in the world should think it's the greatest thing that's happening. If they don't, they're turds.
Leo Burnett

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Author Profession: US advertising maven
Born: 1891-10-21
Died: 1971-06-07

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Leo Burnett

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.