October 23 Birthdays

Ryan Reynolds
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1976-10-23

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On that note, that being said, it was damn hard kissing her. You've never experienced anything until you've had a mature, darting tongue in your mouth.
Emilia Clarke

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Author Profession: English actress.
best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones
Born: 1986-10-23
Died: —

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Emilia Clarke

I don't get much studio stuff. I'm usually on location, and I know that some people think that acting is so glamorous, but believe me, it's not!
Pele
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Author Profession: Brazilian Athlete
Born: 1940-10-23

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Pele

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
Ireland Baldwin
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Author Profession: US Model
Born: 1995-10-23
She is the daughter of actors Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin

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Ireland Baldwin

I want to be an inspirational model. I want people to look at me and say, Wow, she looks healthy.
Ivan Bunin

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Author Profession: First Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Born: 1870-10-23
Died: 1953-11-08

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Ivan Bunin

Words are one thing, deeds are quite another.
Anita Roddick
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Author Profession: English Businesswoman
best known as the founder of The Body Shop
Born: 1942-10-23

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Anita Roddick

If you think youre too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
Sam Raimi
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Author Profession: US Director
Famous for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy
Born: 1959-10-23

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Sam Raimi

I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually thats in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so thats why those kinds of stories about demons and the supernatural appeal to me or maybe Im really interested in that subject.
Dwight Yoakam
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1956-10-23

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Dwight Yoakam

Ill never quit playing country music, or at least acknowledging it, always, as the cornerstone of what I am.
Gertrude Ederle
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1905-10-23
Died: 2003-11-30

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Gertrude Ederle

I was happiest between the waves.
James Daly
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1918-10-23
Died: 1978-07-03

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James Daly

You cant be distracted by the noise of misinformation.
Kate del Castillo
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Author Profession: Mexican Actress
Born: 1972-10-23

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Kate del Castillo

First, I eat healthy, it comes from the inside out. If you eat right, your skin, hair, nails will look good. The same if you have negative thoughts - they can give you a bad look, too, we reflect what we eat and think. We also taste and smell what we eat. Being happy and doing what I love really reflects.
Laurie Halse Anderson
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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1961-10-23

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Laurie Halse Anderson

You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.
Matthew Quick
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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1973-10-23

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Matthew Quick

When I was in high school, I used to have breakfast with my grandpa every morning. He instilled a lot of values in me: hard work, loyalty. He grew up during the Great Depression in Philly in poverty - he didnt have enough to eat as a kid. Sometimes his family would get kicked out of their apartment because they couldnt pay the rent.
Philip Kaufman
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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1936-10-23

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Philip Kaufman

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
Trudi Canavan
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Author Profession: Australian Writer
Born: 1969-10-23

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Trudi Canavan

Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams... Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session - even on a bad day, I know Ill find that again if I keep going.
Augusten Burroughs
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Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Non Fiction
Born: 1965-10-23

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Augusten Burroughs

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking: True Stories
Randy Pausch
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Author Profession: Nonfiction edit data I am flattered and embarassed by all the recent attention to my 'Last Lecture.
Born: 1960-10-23
Died: 0208-07-25

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Randy Pausch

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don?t want it badly enough. They?re there to stop the other people. Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Benjamin Constant
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Author Profession: French writer
Born: 1767-10-23
Died: 1830-12-08

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Benjamin Constant

Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j'ai vecu pres d'elle. (I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose.)
Johnny Carson
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Author Profession: US TV host, Tonight Show
Born: 1925-10-23
Died: 2005-01-23

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Johnny Carson

Ronald Reagan couldn't be here tonight, he's posing for the cover of 'Guns and Ammo.'
Diana Dors
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Author Profession: English actor
Born: 1931-10-23
Died: 1984-05-04

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Diana Dors

I said to this priest: 'Am I expected to believe that if I went out and had an affair that God was really going to be upset? Okay, thou shalt not kill... steal... but thou shalt not commit adultery? If no one is any the wiser, what the hell difference does it make?' He was lovely. He told me the Commandments were laid down for a lot of guys living in the desert.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
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Author Profession: Puerto Rican golfer
Born: 1936-10-23

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Chi Chi Rodriguez

I never exaggerate, I just remember big.
Ang Lee
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Author Profession: Chinese director
Born: 1954-10-23

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Ang Lee

Making a martial arts film in English to me is the same as John Wayne speaking Chinese in a western.
Al Yankovic
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1959-10-23

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Al Yankovic

Im still a geek on the inside, thats the important thing.
Aravind Adiga
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Author Profession: Indian Writer
Born: 1974-10-23

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Aravind Adiga

In my family, as in most middle-class Indian families I knew when I was growing up, science and mathematics were held in awe.
George Saintsbury
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Author Profession: English Writer
Born: 1845-10-23
Died: 1933-01-28

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George Saintsbury

It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times.
Paul Kagame
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Author Profession: Statesman
Born: 1957-10-23

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Paul Kagame

We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
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