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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

"It is the special province of music to move the heart"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"Harmony is next to Godliness"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them"

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer
Born on: 21st March 1685

"Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"The government has a sacred duty to address the nation and make it listen to the voice of its greatest rights and interests"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"Sooner or later the cause of rights and justice will triumph"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"Men are nothing, principles are everything"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"Democracy is the destiny of humanity; Freedom its indestructible arm"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"As a son of the people, I could never forget that my only goal should be their greater prosperity"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"Mexicans: let us now pledge all our efforts to obtain and consolidate the benefits of peace"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"The Imperial Government will not succeed in subduing the Mexicans, and its armies will not have a single day of peace"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"There is one thing beyond the reach of perversity. The inevitable failure of history, she will judge us"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"The emission of ideas by the press ought to be as free as the human capacity for thought"

Benito Juárez
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 21st March 1806

"To will the impossible is usually a sin of indolence"

Fanny Lewald
Author
Born on: 21st March 1811

"Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity"

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Russian composer
Born on: 21st March 1839

"I regard the people as a great being, inspired by a single idea. This is my problem. I strove to solve it in this opera"

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Russian composer
Born on: 21st March 1839

"When a German thinks, he reasons his way to a conclusion. Our Russian brother, on the other hand, starts with a conclusion and then might amuse himself with some reasoning"

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Russian composer
Born on: 21st March 1839

"In music likewise we have two giants, Beethoven, the thinker, and the super thinker Berlioz"

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Russian composer
Born on: 21st March 1839

"When I began, the real architects would design only museums, cathedrals, capitols, monuments"

Albert Kahn
American industrial architect
Born on: 21st March 1869

"The office boy was considered good enough to do factory buildings. I'm still that office boy designing factories. I have no dignity to be impaired"

Albert Kahn
American industrial architect
Born on: 21st March 1869

"In spite of the fact that architecture today is in my opinion only about 10% art and 90% business, the architect must have constantly before him the final result - the artistic, the practical and the economic"

Albert Kahn
American industrial architect
Born on: 21st March 1869

"To me he proved not only a splendid teacher but a real friend whose kindness and stimulating influence I have treasured ever since"

Albert Kahn
American industrial architect
Born on: 21st March 1869

"Eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"Painters must speak through paint"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"Colours must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"To sense the invisible and to be able to create it, that is art"

Hans Hofmann
German artist and painter
Born on: 21st March 1880

"The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence"

Lajos Kassak
Poet
Born on: 21st March 1887

"I will make all the wine you can sell"

Julio Gallo
One of the founders of the E & J Gallo Winery
Born on: 21st March 1910

"A stage space has two rules; Anything can happen and something must happen"

Peter Brook
English theatre and movie director
Born on: 21st March 1925

"The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful"

Peter Brook
English theatre and movie director
Born on: 21st March 1925

"The work of a director can be summed up in two very simple words; Why and how"

Peter Brook
English theatre and movie director
Born on: 21st March 1925

"Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now"

Peter Brook
English theatre and movie director
Born on: 21st March 1925

"Reality is a word with many meanings"

Peter Brook
English theatre and movie director
Born on: 21st March 1925

"Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves"

Walter Gilbert
Biochemist and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Born on: 21st March 1932

"We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us"

Walter Gilbert
Biochemist and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Born on: 21st March 1932

"The best project is one that asks a novel question"

Walter Gilbert
Biochemist and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Born on: 21st March 1932

"The River Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"Manchester United in Brazil? I hope they all get bloody diarrhoea"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"If God had wanted us to play football in the sky, He'd have put grass up there"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"Rome wasn't built in a day. But I wasn't on that particular job"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"I can't even spell spaghetti never mind talk Italian"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"We talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"The ugliest player I ever signed was Kenny Burns"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"Anybody who can do anything in Leicester but make a jumper has got to be a genius"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"No cheating bastards do I talk to. I will not talk to any cheating bastards"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"I'm dealing with my drinking problem and I have a reputation for getting things done"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"I only ever hit Roy the once. He got up so I couldn't have hit him very hard"

Brian Clough
Former football manager
Born on: 21st March 1935

"Girls were coming from every angle. I couldn't love them all. But I tried"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"If one of us is chained, none of us is free"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"I want to be a soul singer"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"The Cavern was a great place to play. The groove was there, the people were there, and it was wonderful"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"I don't need to make a fortune, I need to survive"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out"

Solomon Burke
Singer and preacher
Born on: 21st March 1940

"Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"Every bar you go in, there's always some wisecrack; Oh, yours will be a Martini, shaken, not stirred"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"I don't think I've drunk one since I've left the Bond movies"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"It's very important to make the man believable so that you can stretch the fantasy"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"My favourite Bond movies were always Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"Roger is one of the only people in the world who can be fun in the midst of all that gadgetry"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"I don't think anyone except the few people who have played James Bond can tell you how strange and special it is and how much your life changes"

Timothy Dalton
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1944

"You choose your friends by their character and your socks by their colour"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"My passion and energy get mistaken for anger"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"I like these calm little moments before the storm, it reminds me of Beethoven"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"When I’m naked, I look like a bald chicken. How did I get to be a scary bad guy?"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"I'm a little tired of playing bad guys. I long to do a comedy. But it was fun knocking Indiana Jones around"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"Political correctness has become a straight-jacket"

Gary Oldman
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1958

"It was fun being romantic, sexy with a man"

Matthew Broderick
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I slip from workaholic to bum real easy"

Matthew Broderick
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff"

Matthew Broderick
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I acquired fame by playing the coolest kid who ever lived. Now, the only roles I can seem to get are bleak, insecure men"

Matthew Broderick
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1962

"Suddenly all these doors opened ... It's just amazing. All these things have to line up that are out of your control"

Matthew Broderick
Actor
Born on: 21st March 1962

"655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"God has a plan, and it's your job to show up with an open heart"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I want the same standard applied to homosexuals as is applied to heterosexuals"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I'd rather sink with my own vision than float with somebody else's"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"The gray has gone away. I am living in bright technicolor"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"I'm sure I will cause tremendous seismic shifts in the culture again"

Rosie O'Donnell
Actress, comedienne and TV personality
Born on: 21st March 1962

"Progress depends as much on our collective differences as it does on our individual IQ scores"

Scott E. Page
Political scientist
Born on: 21st March 1963

"Loving and trusting another person is a reckless thing. Even insane"

Kaori Ekuni
Japanese author and novelist
Born on: 21st March 1964

"The paparazzi and the press have given me a voice. No matter how I got the voice, it's there"

Kevin Federline
Dancer and singer
Born on: 21st March 1978

"I was borderline obese"

Kevin Federline
Dancer and singer
Born on: 21st March 1978

"Our eyes met and that was it. We just hit it off right away. I learned real fast how much of a whirlwind the press and everything was"

Kevin Federline
Dancer and singer
Born on: 21st March 1978

"I don't drink or go wild anymore, but I can still be the life of the party"

Kevin Federline
Dancer and singer
Born on: 21st March 1978

"I'll always dance for fun, but for work? I've done it, dude"

Kevin Federline
Dancer and singer
Born on: 21st March 1978

"I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful"

Ronaldinho
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 21st March 1980

"A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal"

Ronaldinho
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 21st March 1980

"If I hadn't been a footballer, I would have been a musician"

Ronaldinho
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 21st March 1980

"Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have met on the field"

Ronaldinho
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 21st March 1980

"God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football"

Ronaldinho
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 21st March 1980

"Adversity makes me hungrier. I thrive on being able to make a way out of No Way"

Adrian Peterson
American footballer
Born on: 21st March 1985

"I remember my mistakes more than my success"

Adrian Peterson
American footballer
Born on: 21st March 1985

"If you don't think that you're the best, how do you become the best?"

Adrian Peterson
American footballer
Born on: 21st March 1985

"The physical part has a lot to do with the mental part"

Adrian Peterson
American footballer
Born on: 21st March 1985

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