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(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

6th January birthdays:

Born 1878, died 22nd July, 1967, American poet, Carl Sandburg: “Poetry is an echo asking the shadows to dance.”

Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet born this day in 1883, died April 10th, 1931: “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Rowan Atkinson, English comedian of Mr Bean fame: “The older you get, the more you realise that happenstance… has helped determine your path through life.”

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7th January birthdays (missed post!)

Novelist, Ouida, born this day 1839 (died 25th January 1908): “Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.”

French philosopher Charles Peguy, (born 1873, died 4th September 1914): “Tyranny is always better organised than freedom.”

American actress Erin Gray, born 1950: “I think there’s been a  major shift in grassroots media because of the Internet and because the geeks and nerds rule the world. They are in control in so many ways.”

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[page updated 12th January.]