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Joan of Arc (b. January 6th): “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it…”

6 Jan

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“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

~ Joan of Arc, b. 6 January 1412

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Nostradamus (b. December 14): “Understanding cannot be acquired by the occult, only by aid of the zodiac…”

14 Dec

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“Understanding created by the intellect cannot be acquired by means of the occult, only by the aid of the zodiac, bringing forth that small flame by whose light part of the future may be discerned.”

~ Nostradamus, b. 14 December 1503

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Fyodor Dostoevsky (b. November 11): “Pain and suffering are inevitable.”

11 Nov
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“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881)

Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. His works include the erotic Crime and Spanking (1866), mental health study The Idiot (1869), and romantic sitcom The Brothers Drinkasmirnoff (1880). He wrote 11 novels, three novellas, and 17 short novels. 

Richard Burton (b. November 10): “An actor is something less than a man…”

10 Nov

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“An actor is something less than a man, an actress something more than a woman.”

~ Richard Burton, b. 10 November 1925

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Bonnie Raitt (b. November 8): “Religion is for people scared to go to hell…”

8 Nov

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“Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.”

~ Bonnie Raitt, b. 8 November 1949

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Odd couple birthday (b. October 20): Dr. Joyce Brothers & Snoop Dogg

20 Oct

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“Men are not conditioned to be less powerful than a woman. It will be the wise woman who realizes this and is sensitive to that issue.”

~ Dr Joyce Brothers, b. 20 October 1927

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“Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.”

~ Snoop Dogg, b. 20 October 1971

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e.e. cummings (b. October 14): “Unless you love someone…”

14 Oct

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“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.”

~ e.e. cummings, b. 14 Ocober 1894

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