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Iconic Birthday Quotes From The Famous And Infamous Born On This Day In History

Everyone was born with something to say, here's a list of the best and most memorable quotes made by famous people born on this day in history

"I shall borrow the name for this metallic substance from mythology, and in particular from the Titans, the first sons of the earth. I therefore call this metallic genus titanium"

Martin Heinrich Klaproth
German chemist who discovered uranium, zirconium, cerium and titanium
Born on: 1st December 1743

"Measure your minds height by the shadow it casts"

Rex Stout
Author and novelist
Born on: 1st December 1886

"Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth"

Rex Stout
Author and novelist
Born on: 1st December 1886

"I have a strong moral sense - by my standards"

Rex Stout
Author and novelist
Born on: 1st December 1886

"A ballerina's life can be glorious. But it does not get any easier. I don't think anyone must ever think about it getting easier"

Alicia Markova
Ballerina
Born on: 1st December 1910

"Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys...... Such pleasure does not vanish with the fall of the curtain, but becomes part of one's own life"

Alicia Markova
Ballerina
Born on: 1st December 1910

"Exciting buildings are fine periodically"

Minoru Yamasaki
Japanese American architect famous for designing the World Trade Centre in New York
Born on: 1st December 1912

"I didn't want to lose the human scale"

Minoru Yamasaki
Japanese American architect famous for designing the World Trade Centre in New York
Born on: 1st December 1912

"Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes"

Mary Martin
Actress
Born on: 1st December 1913

"Things can get very lovey and feisty with a bunch of stimulated hams"

Mary Martin
Actress
Born on: 1st December 1913

"Wishes are thoughts vibrant with life and eager for action"

Mary Martin
Actress
Born on: 1st December 1913

"If you gave wings to a cat, it would not condescend to be a bird. It would be an angel"

Dick Shawn
Actor
Born on: 1st December 1923

"Inflation is like toothpaste. Once it's out, you can hardly get it back in again"

Karl Otto Pohl
Journalist
Born on: 1st December 1929

"Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man"

Jimmy Lyons
Musician
Born on: 1st December 1931

"I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it's fantastic"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"If 90% of success in life is showing up, the other 10% depends on what you're showing up for"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"In my next life I want to live backwards. Start out dead and finish off as an orgasm"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"Bisexuality doubles your chances of a date on a Saturday night"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"If there is reincarnation, I'd like to come back as Warren Beatty's fingertips"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"It was I, yes I, who discovered the link between excessive masturbation and entry into politics!"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"I never gain an ounce, because, you know, my anxiety acts like aerobics"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering"

Woody Allen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 1st December 1935

"Music is the greatest communication in the world"

Lou Rawls
Singer, songwriter, and record producer
Born on: 1st December 1933

"I've gone the full spectrum - from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop"

Lou Rawls
Singer, songwriter, and record producer
Born on: 1st December 1933

"My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"The older I get, the better I used to be"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen"

Lee Trevino
Golfer
Born on: 1st December 1939

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"All humour is rooted in pain"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"You don't get to be old being no fool"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"If I ain't horny, I check to see if my heart's beating"

Richard Pryor
Actor and comedian
Born on: 1st December 1940

"I've had people look at me with total shock. Particularly if they hear my voice, because they think that all black people have a voice that sounds a certain way"

Jerry Lawson
Interchangeable video game inventor
Born on: 1st December 1940

"With the right footwear one can rule the world"

Bette Midler
Actress, singer and comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1945

"If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?"

Bette Midler
Actress, singer and comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1945

"I have my standards. They're low, but I have them"

Bette Midler
Actress, singer and comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1945

"My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors"

Bette Midler
Actress, singer and comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1945

"I'm the last of the truly tacky women. I do trash with flash and sleaze with ease"

Bette Midler
Actress, singer and comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1945

"Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is"

Pablo Escobar
Notorious Columbian drug lord
Born on: 1st December 1949

"Sometimes I feel like God…when I order someone killed - they die the same day"

Pablo Escobar
Notorious Columbian drug lord
Born on: 1st December 1949

"All empires are created of blood and fire"

Pablo Escobar
Notorious Columbian drug lord
Born on: 1st December 1949

"I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States"

Pablo Escobar
Notorious Columbian drug lord
Born on: 1st December 1949

"I'm a decent man who exports flowers"

Pablo Escobar
Notorious Columbian drug lord
Born on: 1st December 1949

"Disappoint anyone… hell, disappoint everyone – but don’t ever disappoint yourself"

Treat Williams
Actor
Born on: 1st December 1951

"Bambi can't act. Bambi had major attitude"

Treat Williams
Actor
Born on: 1st December 1951

"I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker"

Carol Alt
Model, author and journalist
Born on: 1st December 1960

"Just because you're beautiful, they think you can't act.... I've got a lot more to prove"

Carol Alt
Model, author and journalist
Born on: 1st December 1960

"Your inability to see yourself clearly is what's keeping you alive"

Sarah Silverman
Comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1970

"I like talking about things that are taboo, because it makes them not taboo anymore"

Sarah Silverman
Comedienne
Born on: 1st December 1970

"There's so much grey to every story - nothing is so black and white"

Lisa Ling
Journalist
Born on: 1st December 1973

"The best education I have ever received was through travel"

Lisa Ling
Journalist
Born on: 1st December 1973

"Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable"

Janelle Monae
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 1st December 1985

"I didn't have to become perfect because I've learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness"

Janelle Monae
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 1st December 1985

"Silence is our enemy, and sound is our weapon"

Janelle Monae
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 1st December 1985

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