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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

"O fleeting soul of mine, my body's friend and guest, whither goes thou, pale, fearful, and pensive one? Why laugh not as of old?"

Hadrian
Roman emperor
Born on: 24th January 76AD

"Ah! gentle, fleeting, wav'ring sprite, Friend and associate of this clay!"

Hadrian
Roman emperor
Born on: 24th January 76AD

"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"Great things are achieved only when we take great risks"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"Diplomacy without military might is like music without instruments"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"If you try to hold everything, you hold nothing"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy. But do not let these calculations make you timid"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"One should never despair too soon"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer"

Frederick The Great
King of Prussia
Born on: 24th January 1712

"One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"Silence may be as variously shaded as speech"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn't any"

Edith Wharton
Novelist
Born on: 24th January 1862

"Future is always good, no matter what happens. It will always give us what we need and what we want in secret"

Kersti Bergroth
Author
Born on: 24th January 1886

"Without ethical consciousness, a painter is only a decorator"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"Wherever art appears, life disappears"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"Art is an experience, not an object"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"The main thing is not to be dead"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"Every artist has his own religion"

Robert Motherwell
Artist and painter
Born on: 24th January 1915

"If John Wayne were alive, he’d be rolling over in his grave!"

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1917

"It's not your word that matters, it's who you give it too"

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1917

"You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain"

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1917

"I'm what you call a Depression sailor"

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1917

"Every time I step in front of a camera I feel young again"

Ernest Borgnine
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1917

"God is a good God, and the Devil is a bad Devil"

Oral Roberts
Evangelist
Born on: 24th January 1918

"I wanted to be appreciated as a prima ballerina who happened to be a Native American, never as someone who was an American Indian ballerina"

Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Born on: 24th January 1925

"People who peek through keyholes have to expect an occasional poke in the eye"

Gary K. Wolf
Author
Born on: 24th January 1941

"Songs are life in 80 words or less"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I have a love-hate relationship with songwriting. I love it because it's so satisfying...when it works. I hate it because it forces you to dig inside yourself. It is without question the most difficult thing I do"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I'm a perfectionist. I like to get it right. I like to get it good. And you know, writing songs is not -- it's not the kind of thing that you can count on every day"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I went through all of the growth experiences that you go through in any field. But I did like it. And you know, I've been doing it since"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"Performing.... is the most joyful and happiest thing I do. The bigger the audience the more anticipation, the more excitement"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"There's no better inspiration or motivation for work than being in love. It's what you dream of as a creative person"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"My job is the greatest job in the world. I sing. You hear. You applaud. I sing louder. I go wherever the noise is"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"My voice is unadorned. I don't try for perfection. I try to be honest and truthful and soulful with the voice I have"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I never really chose songwriting. It just absorbed me and became more and more important in my life"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"There's a mystery to writing and you don't really know where most of it comes from"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"If this dam songwriting thing hadn't come up, I would have been a doctor now"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"Worse than bad reviews is to be ignored"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I'm a writer who performs. And I mean, I'm basically a writer"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"The art of love is who you share it with"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"Being lost is worth the being found"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"Love is the elixir of eternal youth"

Neil Diamond
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 24th January 1941

"If you live for today, tomorrow takes care of itself"

Sharon Tate
Model and actress murdered by Charles Manson and his cult followers
Born on: 24th January 1943

"My whole life has been decided by fate. I think something more powerful than we are decides our fates for us"

Sharon Tate
Model and actress murdered by Charles Manson and his cult followers
Born on: 24th January 1943

"I know one thing - I've never planned anything that ever happened to me"

Sharon Tate
Model and actress murdered by Charles Manson and his cult followers
Born on: 24th January 1943

"The reason for living is the reason you make it. I mean the brain was made to create"

Sharon Tate
Model and actress murdered by Charles Manson and his cult followers
Born on: 24th January 1943

"I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It's silly"

Sharon Tate
Model and actress murdered by Charles Manson and his cult followers
Born on: 24th January 1943

"Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Automatic killing machines are the one thing we have to worry about today, not tomorrow. But other than that, we really don’t have to worry about the robots taking over"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"We actually have a candidate for the mind of God. The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Mathematics... is the set of all possible self-consistent structures, and there are vastly more logical structures than physical principles"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Within this century, we will make contact with an alien civilization by listening in on their radio communications"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"The only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"What do oil company executives, vampires and NASA bureaucrats all have in common? They fear solar energy"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"You can actually feel your IQ get lower as you watch TV"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Music is the voice of God traveling through ten-dimensional hyperspace"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"If appearance and essence were the same thing, there would be no need for science"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"I believe we exist in a multiverse of universes"

Michio Kaku
Physicist
Born on: 24th January 1947

"I owe it all to little chocolate donuts"

John Belushi
Actor and comedian
Born on: 24th January 1949

"We’re on a mission from God"

John Belushi
Actor and comedian
Born on: 24th January 1949

"Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!"

John Belushi
Actor and comedian
Born on: 24th January 1949

"Optimism is a happiness magnet"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"A comfort zone is a dangerous place to be"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"Rather then focusing on the obstacle in your path, focus on the bridge over the obstacle"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"Fragile egos are put on the line every day"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"Take risks and don't be afraid to fall"

Mary Lou Retton
US gymnast and olympic gold medalist
Born on: 24th January 1968

"I've done Shakespeare and here I am having farting contests with an imaginary dog!"

Matthew Lillard
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1970

"Charlie Brown's good. I always had a little crush on that Lucy. I thought she was kind of a hot little brunette"

Matthew Lillard
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1970

"I always think that I'm the best thing in a lot of bad movies. Personally, I have to"

Matthew Lillard
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1970

"I think that I like me as an actor"

Matthew Lillard
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1970

"Hollywood is about who the people you work with are"

Matthew Lillard
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1970

"So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you're on the right track"

Ed Helms
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1974

"When you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self"

Ed Helms
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1974

"I'm a very jaded and cynical person"

Ed Helms
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1974

"Alcohol causes conflicts, firearms resolve conflicts"

Ed Helms
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1974

"I'm kind of a toy nerd"

Ed Helms
Actor
Born on: 24th January 1974

"Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy"

Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube
Born on: 24th January 1977

"Being an entrepreneur is a lonely journey"

Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube
Born on: 24th January 1977

"I'd rather sit down with a cup of coffee and a newspaper than read all my digital books"

Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube
Born on: 24th January 1977

"If something excites you, go for it"

Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube
Born on: 24th January 1977

"Failure is a big part of the Internet business"

Chad Hurley
Co-founder of YouTube
Born on: 24th January 1977

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