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Isaac Newton

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Author Profession: English Mathematician
Born: 1642-12-25
Died: 1727-03-20

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Isaac Newton

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Annie Lennox

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Author Profession: Scottish singer (Eurythmics)
Born: 1954-12-25
Died: —

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Annie Lennox

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
Anwar Sadat

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Author Profession: Egyptian Statesman
Born: 1918-12-25
Died: 1981-10-06

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Anwar Sadat

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
Sissy Spacek

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1949-12-25
Died: —

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Sissy Spacek

You don't forget the movies, but you forget the details of them.
Helena Christensen

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Author Profession: Danish model
Born: 1968-12-25
Died: —

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Helena Christensen

In modelling, there is no point in trying to prove you have a brain, so why even bother? I'd sooner save the energy for something more meaningful.
Armin van Buuren

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Author Profession: Dutch Musician
Born: 1976-12-25
Died: —

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Armin van Buuren

As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Author Profession: Indian Statesman
Born: 1924-12-25
Died: —

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
Cab Calloway

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1907-12-25
Died: 1994-11-18

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Cab Calloway

Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.
Dido Armstrong

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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1971-12-25
Died: —

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Dido Armstrong

I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
Lila Acheson Wallace

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Author Profession: US Publisher
Born: 1889-12-25
Died: 1984-05-08

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Lila Acheson Wallace

A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isnt much point in having it.
Michael P. Anderson

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Author Profession: US Astronaut
Born: 1959-12-25
Died: 2003-02-01

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Michael P. Anderson

It looks like the futures really bright.
Pud Galvin

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1856-12-25
Died: 1902-03-07

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Pud Galvin

My fingers are too short to enable me to get grip enough on the ball to pitch a deep curve, so that I have been compelled to depend more on drops, straight balls and the different artifices known to pitchers to deceive the batter.
Ron Eglash

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1958-12-25
Died: —

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Ron Eglash

Fractal geometry is everywhere, even in lines drawn in the sand. Its the cycle of life... You see fractals in plants, in flowers. Within the human lung are branches within branches.
Shane MacGowan

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Author Profession: Irish Musician
Born: 1957-12-25
Died: —

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Shane MacGowan

I drink because Im thirsty.
Clara Barton

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Author Profession: US humanitarian, Red Cross founder
Born: 1821-12-25
Died: 1912-04-12

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Clara Barton

The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
Helena Rubinstein

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Author Profession: Polish-US cosmetician
Born: 1870-12-25
Died: 1965-04-01

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Helena Rubinstein

All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work.
Quentin Crisp

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Author Profession: One of the Stately Old Homos of England
Born: 1908-12-25
Died: 1999-11-21

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Quentin Crisp

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?'
Rod Serling

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1924-12-25
Died: 1975-06-28

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Rod Serling

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
Jimmy Buffett

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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter, parrothead head
Born: 1946-12-25
Died: —

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Jimmy Buffett

Truth is stranger than fishin'.
Karl Rove

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Author Profession: US political manipulator and general all-around slimeball
Born: 1950-12-25
Died: —

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Karl Rove

As people do better, they start voting like Republicansunless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.