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August 12th, 2003

this day in history

"Self-deprecating humor is a wonderful survival mechanism. It gives you a chance to get the first lick in against yourself, as opposed to letting someone else do it"--George Hamilton

"When you make a horror film, it plants a seed of doubt in your mind. Every night when I went home, I made sure the door was locked"--Rebecca Gayheart

"He's strictly rhythm. He doesn't make it cry or sing".--Mark Knopfler

"What do you want me to do? Stop shooting now and release it as The Five Commandments?"--Cecil B. DeMille

"It is with words as with sunbeams — the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn"--Robert Southey

"A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can."--Edith Hamilton

"I tried to tell you in the night that with a girl like you, I could do without guided tours. You tried to tell me in the day that your leading exports were textiles and iron ore. Hasta Manana, monsieur, were the only words I knew for sure. Hasta Manana Monsieur, were the three little words that I knew you'd adore"--Ron Mael

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