Today you are you! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss

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

"Baseball is something more than a game to an American boy; it is his training field for life’s work"

Kenesaw Mountain Landis
First commissioner of baseball
Born on: 20th November 1866

"There is no chance of night baseball ever being popular in the bigger cities"

Clark Griffith
Baseball manager
Born on: 20th November 1869

"Past time is finite, future time is infinite"

Edwin Powell Hubble
Astronomer
Born on: 20th November 1889

"The universe is unfolding as it should"

Edwin Powell Hubble
Astronomer
Born on: 20th November 1889

"The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons"

Edwin Powell Hubble
Astronomer
Born on: 20th November 1889

"Science is the one human activity that is totally progressive"

Edwin Powell Hubble
Astronomer
Born on: 20th November 1889

"Wisdom cannot be directly transmitted, and does not readily accumulate through the ages"

Edwin Powell Hubble
Astronomer
Born on: 20th November 1889

"I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there"

Chester Gould
Cartoonist
Born on: 20th November 1900

"The pathways of crime are clearly marked. There's a double-cross on every corner"

Chester Gould
Cartoonist
Born on: 20th November 1900

"I decided that if the police couldn't catch the gangsters, I'd create a fellow who could"

Chester Gould
Cartoonist talking about his creation Dick Tracy
Born on: 20th November 1900

"Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"They have been playing golf for 800 years and nobody has satisfactorily said why"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"The South is one of those kingdoms of the mind, like India or Scotland, that are neat and understandable only to people who have never been there"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"Las Vegas is every-mans cut-rate Babylon"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence"

Alastair Cooke
British broadcaster famous for his radio program Letter from America
Born on: 20th November 1908

"Hope is a song in a weary throat"

Pauli Murray
American lawyer and equal rights activist
Born on: 20th November 1910

"What is often called exceptional ability is nothing more than persistent endeavour"

Pauli Murray
American lawyer and equal rights activist
Born on: 20th November 1910

"One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement"

Pauli Murray
American lawyer and equal rights activist
Born on: 20th November 1910

"Gaiety is one of the most important elements I brought to fashion. I brought it through colour"

Emilio Pucci
Fashion designer and politician
Born on: 20th November 1914

"When a man has seen the aerodynamic shape of a Caravelle jet at an airport, he doesn't need aerodynamic furniture"

Emilio Pucci
Fashion designer and politician
Born on: 20th November 1914

"It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics"

Robert Byrd
US politician
Born on: 20th November 1917

"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is"

Nadine Gordimer
South African writer and political activist
Born on: 20th November 1923

"Nothing fades so quickly as what is unchanged"

Nadine Gordimer
South African writer and political activist
Born on: 20th November 1923

"There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice"

Nadine Gordimer
South African writer and political activist
Born on: 20th November 1923

"Sentiment is for those who don't know what to do next"

Nadine Gordimer
South African writer and political activist
Born on: 20th November 1923

"Sincerity is never having an idea of oneself"

Nadine Gordimer
South African writer and political activist
Born on: 20th November 1923

"Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"Think not of what you see, but what it took to produce what you see"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"The world has not been designed for the convenience of mathematicians"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"One of the persons most baffled by my own work was myself"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact"

Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
Born on: 20th November 1924

"Some men see the world as it is and say 'Why?' I see the world as it could be and say, 'Why not'?"

Robert Kennedy
US politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated before he could get elected into high office
Born on: 20th November 1925

"Unfettered capitalism leads invariably to corporate control of government"

Robert Kennedy
US politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated before he could get elected into high office
Born on: 20th November 1925

"The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country"

Robert Kennedy
US politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated before he could get elected into high office
Born on: 20th November 1925

"Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it"

Robert Kennedy
US politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated before he could get elected into high office
Born on: 20th November 1925

"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies"

Robert Kennedy
US politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated before he could get elected into high office
Born on: 20th November 1925

"Hogan's Heroes' lasted longer than the war"

Richard Dawson
Actor
Born on: 20th November 1932

"I abhor grades - if a child does his best, that's all that should be asked"

Richard Dawson
Actor
Born on: 20th November 1932

"As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive"

Don DeLillo
Author
Born on: 20th November 1936

"I don’t want your candor. I want your soul in a silver thimble"

Don DeLillo
Author
Born on: 20th November 1936

"I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version"

Don DeLillo
Author
Born on: 20th November 1936

"Now he's really pleased that he's doing something that's causing me a lot of consternation; He's ringing my bell"

Dick Smothers
Actor and comedian
Born on: 20th November 1939

"Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time"

Joe Biden
Vice president of the USA
Born on: 20th November 1942

"The measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way"

Joe Biden
Vice president of the USA
Born on: 20th November 1942

"There's a lot of different forms of communication, but music is absolutely the purest one"

Duane Allman
Guitarist
Born on: 20th November 1946

"There ain't no revolution, only evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I eat a peach for peace"

Duane Allman
Guitarist
Born on: 20th November 1946

"Jerry Garcia could walk on water. He could do anything any man could ever do. He's a prince"

Duane Allman
Guitarist
Born on: 20th November 1946

"Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything"

Terrence Malick
Movie director
Born on: 20th November 1946

"My attitude is always let it keep rolling"

Terrence Malick
Movie director
Born on: 20th November 1946

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping"

Bo Derek
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1956

"I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses"

Bo Derek
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1956

"I grew up on the beaches, and I always found it kind of funny that it's considered decent if you cover three tiny spots with pieces of fabric"

Bo Derek
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1956

"I thought I would have a quiet pint ... and about 17 noisy ones"

Gareth Chilcott
Rugby player
Born on: 20th November 1956

"The city of angels? It's the city of devils. The city of smiling cobras"

Sean Young
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1959

"I've been forced to deal with my character assassination"

Sean Young
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1959

"Because of the incredible reputation I have, people find me exciting to watch on film"

Sean Young
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1959

"I was a total sci-fi geek. Star Wars was my ultimate favorite"

Ming-Na Wen
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1963

"I hope Hong Kong and Asia wants to hire American Asian actresses as much as Hollywood has been hiring Chinese actors from Asia"

Ming-Na Wen
Actress
Born on: 20th November 1963

"If marijuana kills all my brain cells, then how come I can still hear them all talking to me?"

Mike D
Rapper
Born on: 20th November 1965

"If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams"

Joel McHale
Actor and comedian
Born on: 20th November 1971

"In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn't use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears - she might lick your face off!"

Joel McHale
Actor and comedian
Born on: 20th November 1971

"I'm a huge fan of Billy Idol. I spiked my hair every day like him in 7th and 8th grade"

Dierks Bentley
Country singer
Born on: 20th November 1975

"Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy"

Dierks Bentley
Country singer
Born on: 20th November 1975

"Don't set your goals to be a star. Set your goals to be the best that you can be and go from there"

Dominique Dawes
American gymnast and olympic gold medal winner
Born on: 20th November 1976

Great quotes are not where you find great wisdom. It's where you share this knowledge that counts

Sharing Is Caring