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Jane Austen

Biography

Author Profession: British Writer
Born: 1775-12-16
Died: 1817-07-28

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Jane Austen

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Billy Gibbons

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Author Profession: US musician (ZZ Top)
Born: 1949-12-16
Died: —

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Billy Gibbons

Can't do it, simply cause underneath 'em is too ugly.
Arthur C. Clarke

Biography

Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Influences H.G. Wells, Olaf Stapledon, Sophie Germain
Born: 1917-12-16
Died: 2008-03-18

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Arthur C. Clarke

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke
George Santayana

Biography

Author Profession: Spanish Philosopher
Born: 1863-12-16
Died: 1952-09-26

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George Santayana

The earth has music for those who listen. George Santayana
Ellen Gallagher

Biography

Author Profession: US Artist
Born: 1965-12-16
Died: —

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Ellen Gallagher

Theres so much happenstance, so many accidents - stumbling into something and finding it interesting and living with it over time and building on it. Its okay to work from doubt. You need to be willing to not know.
John Abercrombie

Biography

Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1944-12-16
Died: —

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John Abercrombie

If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music.
Pat Quinn

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1948-12-16
Died: —

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Pat Quinn

I dont aspire to have high approval ratings. I aspire, in light of my two predecessors, to be the most honest governor I can be. Id rather focus on honesty than popularity.
Remedios Varo

Biography

Author Profession: Spanish Artist
Born: 1908-12-16
Died: 1963-10-08

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Remedios Varo

On second thought, I think I am more crazy than my goat.
Donovan Bailey

Biography

Author Profession: Jamaican Athlete
Born: 1967-12-16
Died: —

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Donovan Bailey

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, dont let anyone limit your dreams.
Stephan James

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Author Profession: Canadian Actor
Born: 1993-12-16
Died: —

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Stephan James

Growing up, I was always into sports - basketball and volleyball - but I wasnt really a runner.
Theo James

Biography

Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1984-12-16
Died: —

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Theo James

I was in the school plays, I did a lot of music. I carried on through university for short films and loads of plays.
Margaret Mead

Biography

Author Profession: US anthropologist
Born: 1901-12-16
Died: 1978-11-15

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Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.
Philip K. Dick

Biography

Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Born: 1928-12-16
Died: 1982-03-02

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Philip K. Dick

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. Philip K. Dick, VALIS
John Selden

Biography

Author Profession: English jurist
Born: 1584-12-16
Died: 1654-11-30

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John Selden

They that govern the most, make least noise.
Mary Russell Mitford

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1787-12-16
Died: 1855-01-10

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Mary Russell Mitford

She was the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly ever.
Sir Noel Coward

Biography

Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1899-12-16
Died: 1973-03-26

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Sir Noel Coward

I see her as one great stampede of lips directed at the nearest derriere.
Liv Ullmann

Biography

Author Profession: Norwegian actor
Born: 1939-12-16
Died: —

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Liv Ullmann

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
Bill Hicks

Biography

Author Profession: US comic
Born: 1961-12-16
Died: 1994-02-26

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Bill Hicks

Ever notice that people who believe in Creationism look really unevolved?