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Donovan Bailey

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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.
Ellen Gallagher

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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.
George Santayana

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

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George Santayana

The family is one of natures masterpieces.
Jane Austen

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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.
John Abercrombie

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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

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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.
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

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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.
Arthur C. Clarke

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Influences H.G. Wells, Olaf Stapledon, Sophie Germain
Born: 1917-12-16
Died: 0208-03-18

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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

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Author Profession: Philosophy Influences William James, Josiah Royce, Lucretius, Baruch Spinoza
Born: 1863-12-16
Died: 1952-09-26

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George Santayana

The earth has music for those who listen. George Santayana
Jane Austen

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Romance edit data
Born: 1775-12-16
Died: 1817-07-18

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Jane Austen

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Margaret Mead

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Author Profession: Nonfiction, Anthropology edit data
Born: 1901-12-16
Died: 1978-11-15

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Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
Philip K. Dick

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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