Notable January 8 birthdays:

Stephen Hawking ( 1942 - 2018 ), English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author: "One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet...We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star...Life would be tragic if it weren't funny...Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

Elvis Presley ( 1935 - 1977 ), American singer, actor, The King of Rock and Roll: "When things go wrong, don't go with them...Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them...Do something worth remembering...Values are like fingerprints...Truth is like the Sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it isn't going away."

David Bowie ( 1947 - 2016 ), English singer-songwriter, actor: "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring...If you feel safe in the area you're working in, you're not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about in the right place to do something exciting."

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