Notable January 3 birthdays:

J.R.R. ( John Ronald Reuel ) Tolkien ( 1892 - 1973 ), English writer, Lord of the Rings: "All that is good does not glitter...Not all those who wander are lost...The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places, but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater...It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep darkness at bay: small acts of kindness and love."

Mel Gibson ( 1956 - ), American actor, director, producer: "It's a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don't know about you, but I make plenty. You can't turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead...Go away, dig a hole, do something else, come back and it magically rejuvenates your creative impulses and stuff...I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary,  and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time."

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