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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

"Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"It is pretty to see what money will do"

Samuel Pepys
British diarist and politician
Born on: 23rd February 1633

"I should be sorry if I only entertained them"

George Frideric Handel
German composer
Born on: 23rd February 1685

"Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows"

George Frideric Handel
German composer
Born on: 23rd February 1685

"We too are primary existences ... not the satellites of men"

Emma Willard
Womens rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd February 1787

"Genuine learning has ever been said to give polish to man; why then should it not bestow added charm on women?"

Emma Willard
Womens rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd February 1787

"Females have been exposed to the contagion of wealth without the preservative of a good education"

Emma Willard
Womens rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd February 1787

"His disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open"

Emma Willard
Womens rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd February 1787

"Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"Children learn more from what you are than what you teach"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"There was one thing that the white South feared more than Negro dishonesty, ignorance, and incompetency, and that was Negro honesty, knowledge, and efficiency"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"The cause of war is preparation for war"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know"

W. E. B. Du Bois
Historian, sociologist and author
Born on: 23rd February 1868

"Don't get excited. Obstacles make a better picture"

Victor Fleming
Movie director
Born on: 23rd February 1889

"This picture is going to be one of the biggest white elephants of all time"

Victor Fleming
Movie director - His thoughts on receiving a percentage of the profits in favour of a salary on the 1939 epic movie Gone With The Wind
Born on: 23rd February 1889

"I will go only so far as to say that I knew what an atom was"

Paul Tibbets
Brigadier general in the USAF who piloted Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Born on: 23rd February 1915

"A bright light filled the plane. The first shock-wave hit us. We were eleven and a half miles slant range from the atomic explosion but the whole airplane cracked and crinkled from the blast"

Paul Tibbets
Brigadier general in the USAF who piloted Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Born on: 23rd February 1915

"We turned back to look at Hiroshima. The city was hidden by that awful cloud... mushrooming, terrible and incredibly tall"

Paul Tibbets
Brigadier general in the USAF who piloted Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Born on: 23rd February 1915

"I don’t depict nudes from any sociological, cultural, or emotional intentions"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"My one intention is to always find new ways to make exciting paintings using the situation of the traditional nude"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"As pop art became linked with Coca-Cola and soup cans and road signs, I pulled back"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"I can’t talk about Matisse without talking about myself. He is the painter I most idolized and I still do"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"New ideas; I get so excited that I get uncomfortable. It almost feels dangerous, like I’m flirting with something dangerous"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"Art must be in constant change"

Tom Wesselmann
Artist, painter and sculptor
Born on: 23rd February 1931

"Society has no business dictating morality"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"Henry Fonda's son: That's how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"I don't trust anybody who didn't inhale"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"Civilization has always been a bust"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"I dig my father. I wish he could open his eyes and dig me"

Peter Fonda
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1940

"I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll"

Johnny Winter
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 23rd February 1944

"Hopefully at the end of the day they say I was a good bluesman. That's all I want"

Johnny Winter
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 23rd February 1944

"The blues was so big in the late '60s that it kinda wore itself out"

Johnny Winter
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 23rd February 1944

"Guitar. It's the only thing I've ever really been great at"

Johnny Winter
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 23rd February 1944

"My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland"

Johnny Winter
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 23rd February 1944

"Good actresses can often accomplish miracles, and it is possible to be someone you've never been or will be"

Patricia Richardson
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1951

"You are the strongest argument, yet, against cloning"

Patricia Richardson
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1951

"You have to be the parent; You can't be their friend"

Patricia Richardson
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1951

"When you're a woman with a certain amount of fame and money, you are never certain what someones motives are"

Patricia Richardson
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1951

"It's time to bury the war hatchet and to forget where it lies"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"The fact is that the so-called coalition was formed on basis of political corruption, this coalition will be able to work only if the Communist Party will join it. Speaking about such a type of coalition, it is even more shameful"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Ukraine is facing a serious threat of isolation as some local political forces want to put an end to democracy and democratic reforms in the country"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"I would like to express my gratitude to all countries that have recognized Holodomor politically and legally as a genocide against the Ukrainian nation"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Putin dreams of reconstructing the Soviet empire under the name of Russia. He is so obsessed with this that he hasn't understood power balance"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Ukraine is facing a serious threat of isolation as some local political forces want to end democracy and democratic reforms in the country"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Two laboratories provided samples but not the Russian side. This, of course, limits the possibilities of the investigation process"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Ukraine was proving a bad example for Russia, and a good example for Europe, and that was the problem"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"For Ukraine, money doesn't smell, no matter where it came from geographically"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Our minds and our hands will be our keep"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"We cannot be divided either by the languages we speak, by the faiths we profess or by the political views we choose"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Globalization does not mean one culture and language, but rather a beautiful mosaic of many languages and cultures communicating and cooperating through effective instruments"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"I am deeply convinced that the democratic coalition was ruined by one thing alone; Human ambition"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Oil and gas are not only hydrocarbons, unfortunately, they're also the stuff of politics"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"What does Putin fear the most? Solidarity, international solidarity"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"National interests were traded for political considerations"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"National interests were traded for political considerations"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Russia had to have a pliant pro-Russian leader"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"Crimea isn't Russian; rather it is Ukrainian"

Viktor Yushchenko
Third president of Ukraine
Born on: 23rd February 1954

"The very thing you fear could be the best thing to ever happen to you"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Regrets are born of paths never taken"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Celebrate for a nanosecond"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"There's always an opportunity to make a difference"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people … or find a different room"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"There is no better catalyst to success than curiosity"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Collaboration equals innovation"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"You can't keep doing the same thing and expect it to keep working"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"The idea of being all things to all people is a thing of the past"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Don't spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Ignore the people who tell you it won't work, and hire people who embrace your vision"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Anything that can be measured can be improved"

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies
Born on: 23rd February 1965

"Love the person not the potential"

Niecy Nash
Comedienne and actress
Born on: 23rd February 1970

"Love is the thing we were created for, yet it's the place we struggle the most"

Niecy Nash
Comedienne and actress
Born on: 23rd February 1970

"Don't worry that you're throwing away a memory. Your children will remember your praise more than they will remember the picture with macaroni and glitter glued on it"

Niecy Nash
Comedienne and actress
Born on: 23rd February 1970

"I'm not a perfect mom, but I'm perfect for my kids"

Niecy Nash
Comedienne and actress
Born on: 23rd February 1970

"I'm so not a celebrity"

Kelly Macdonald
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1976

"I get claustrophobic in a harness. I'd be a terrible superhero"

Kelly Macdonald
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1976

"They're naughty, all those writers - they mess around with people"

Kelly Macdonald
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1976

"I've become a bit of a homebody, I don't really go out much. Same in New York. My home could be anywhere but I love Glasgow"

Kelly Macdonald
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1976

"What I'm normally associated with are darker, more brooding roles"

Kelly Macdonald
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1976

"I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"I love polarizing people"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"Hollywood is the kind of place that takes what you do well in one thing and manufactures it so the joy can be taken out of it"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"While other kids were watching Jim Carrey and the likes in the '90s, I was watching Charlie Chaplin films, because I was a bit of a geek"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"I became obsessed with this idea of physical comedy"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity"

Josh Gad
Actor
Born on: 23rd February 1981

"They like to keep a low profile, because their vision of the future world order means a revolution in US foreign policy"

Anna Chapman
Russian spy and model
Born on: 23rd February 1982

"Trump is a politician who has the backing of forces just as influential as those behind Clinton"

Anna Chapman
Russian spy and model
Born on: 23rd February 1982

"If you sum up what acting is; It's just the ultimate expression of empathy"

Emily Blunt
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"I love ambiguity. People are that way. People are very hard to work out. No one is just strong or just fragile"

Emily Blunt
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"There's an immediacy of this day and age that doesn't lend itself to being committed to anything"

Emily Blunt
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"I used to look like a deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it's bedlam"

Emily Blunt
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"With Ricky Gervais, it's all shades of wrong, it's my kind of humour"

Emily Blunt
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"I feel like an amazing part of life is that at any moment"

Aziz Ansari
Comedian and actor
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"Do you realize how much better the world would be if we all just treated each other the same way black dudes treat magicians?"

Aziz Ansari
Comedian and actor
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"One of the big things I miss about New York... it's Shake Shack, the burger place. I miss Shake Shack"

Aziz Ansari
Comedian and actor
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot"

Aziz Ansari
Comedian and actor
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"I don't have any advice to give. I'm a curious observer"

Aziz Ansari
Comedian and actor
Born on: 23rd February 1983

"I never skimp on TV. I watch an embarrassing amount of TV shows"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

"I have huge blue eyes - it's been something that people have always talked about"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

"It can be easy to get caught up in craziness or insecurity"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

"Acting is what I love to do. I wouldn't trade it for the world"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

"I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

"it's Hannah Dakota Fanning"

Dakota Fanning
Actress
Born on: 23rd February 1994

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