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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

"Liberty rests in respect to right and law, and relies on both. Murder, plunder and rape infringe against the rights of others, mock the law and attack freedom"

Fulgencio Batista
Former dictator of the republic of Cuba
Born on: 16th January 1901

"The soldier was the fundamental factor in the urgent bolstering of the weak Republican structure. Then, as now, the patriotic zeal of the men in uniform was classified as militant and dictatorial"

Fulgencio Batista
Former dictator of the republic of Cuba
Born on: 16th January 1901

"In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best"

Eric Liddell
Olympic athlete and missionary
Born on: 16th January 1902

"God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure"

Eric Liddell
Olympic athlete and missionary
Born on: 16th January 1902

"Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"I've made a wonderful living playing that theatrical character - the professional brassy dame"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"Once I had all the attention, all I had to do was deliver"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"Be yourself - it's the one thing you can do better than anyone else"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"I wouldn't trust any man as far as you can throw a piano"

Ethel Merman
Actress and singer
Born on: 16th January 1908

"It ain't braggin' if you really done it"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages. I hate statistics. What I got to know, I keep in my head"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"Anybody who’s ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"All ballplayers want to wind up their career with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can’t help it"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say ‘isn’t’ and they ain’t eating"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"I got where I did because I wasn't no shrinking violet"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"Son, what kind of pitch would you like to miss"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"I was blessed with a strong arm and a weak mind"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"I’ll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"The dumber a pitcher is, the better"

Dizzy Dean
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1910

"Keep a record of every picture you paint, have them photographed and write down where they went. Some day, when one reaches a great age, there will be calls for a Retrospective Exhibition of a life's work"

Keith Shackleton
Artist and painter
Born on: 16th January 1923

"A good landscape painting is not just a demonstration of competent application of paint. It must offer a feeling of homage to the subject"

Keith Shackleton
Artist and painter
Born on: 16th January 1923

"There's only a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot"

William Kennedy
Author and screenwriter
Born on: 16th January 1928

"Well-lit streets discourage sin, but don't overdo it"

William Kennedy
Author and screenwriter
Born on: 16th January 1928

"Anger makes people stupid"

William Kennedy
Author and screenwriter
Born on: 16th January 1928

"We should never mistake patriotism for nationalism. A patriot is one who loves his homeland. A nationalist is one who scorns the homelands of others"

Johannes Rau
Former president of Germany
Born on: 16th January 1931

"I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated"

Dian Fossey
Primatologist, and anthropologist who studied mountain gorillas for 18 years until she was murdered in Rwanda in 1985
Born on: 16th January 1932

"The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow"

Dian Fossey
Primatologist, and anthropologist who studied mountain gorillas for 18 years until she was murdered in Rwanda in 1985
Born on: 16th January 1932

"The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people"

Dian Fossey
Primatologist, and anthropologist who studied mountain gorillas for 18 years until she was murdered in Rwanda in 1985
Born on: 16th January 1932

"Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There's very little if any 'me-itis.' When I get back to civilization I'm always appalled by me, me, me"

Dian Fossey
Primatologist, and anthropologist who studied mountain gorillas for 18 years until she was murdered in Rwanda in 1985
Born on: 16th January 1932

"Life is a movie; Death is a photograph"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"Intelligence is really a kind of taste; Taste in ideas"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"The fear of becoming old is born of the recognition that one is not living now the life that one wishes"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"Time exists in order that everything doesn't happen all at once…and space exists so that it doesn't all happen to you"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"It is not the position, but the disposition"

Susan Sontag
Womens rights activist and journalist
Born on: 16th January 1933

"I'm no where as tough as my father. I really think that I am more open to change than he was"

A. J. Foyt
Racing car driver
Born on: 16th January 1935

"People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong"

A. J. Foyt
Racing car driver
Born on: 16th January 1935

"Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day"

Ronnie Milsap
Singer, songwriter and pianist
Born on: 16th January 1943

"They say love will find a way. I know determination will"

Ronnie Milsap
Singer, songwriter and pianist
Born on: 16th January 1943

"Music is not just my passion it's my companion"

Ronnie Milsap
Singer, songwriter and pianist
Born on: 16th January 1943

"Nobody leaves a house where there is peace, joy and good sex"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"The magnitude of your anger toward me is the measure of how much you know you are doing wrong"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"It is the fear, weakness, selfishness, and cowardice of onlookers that permit evil behavior to persist"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"Don't put your nose into somebody else's laundry, if you are not willing to fold your own"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"I'm not good at debating - I'm much better at pontificating"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"If you want a weak man, you might as well marry a woman"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"Principles don't mean anything until they cost you something"

Laura Schlessinger
Talk show host
Born on: 16th January 1947

"Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme"

John Carpenter
Movie director
Born on: 16th January 1948

"Horror found me. I got into the movie business to make westerns"

John Carpenter
Movie director
Born on: 16th January 1948

"When you have no money, you need invention"

John Carpenter
Movie director
Born on: 16th January 1948

"Out of limitations comes creativity"

Debbie Allen
Actress
Born on: 16th January 1950

"Fame is fleeting and it changes"

Debbie Allen
Actress
Born on: 16th January 1950

"I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage"

Sade Adu
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 16th January 1959

"You only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider"

Sade Adu
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 16th January 1959

"He don't know what it is to lose, so I gotta teach him something that he doesn't know yet"

Roy Jones Jr.
Boxer who held world titles at four different weights
Born on: 16th January 1969

"We're in Madison Square Garden, I can't let you beat me in Madison Square Garden, are you serious!?"

Roy Jones Jr.
Boxer who held world titles at four different weights
Born on: 16th January 1969

"Boxing is not brutal, it's an art - God has gifted me with incredible hand speed as a tool to be used - what else am I supposed to do but fight? There ain't no hand-racing competitions"

Roy Jones Jr.
Boxer who held world titles at four different weights
Born on: 16th January 1969

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"If I wasn't a model. I'd go touring in a bus with my band. In my next life, that's the plan"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"It's all about the blanket. Blanket, pillow, and red wine. You should always be asleep on a plane"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"It's a sin to be tired"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"A lot of horrible, unfair, untrue things have been said about me. I can only say that the best revenge is success"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it's easy to be chewed up and spat out"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"I got tired of feeling like Dracula. I wanted to see some daylight, and not just at six o’clock in the morning"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"It's neurotic fat women who hate me - they're stupid"

Kate Moss
Fashion super model
Born on: 16th January 1974

"I’m a survivor, and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that"

Aaliyah
Singer, dancer and actress
Born on: 16th January 1979

"If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!"

Aaliyah
Singer, dancer and actress
Born on: 16th January 1979

"In my heart and mind, I know I can hit anybody. I'm always relaxed. It's hard to explain. It's like playing with my kids. It feels natural"

Albert Pujols
Baseball player
Born on: 16th January 1980

"I'm past patiently waiting, I'm passionately smashing every expectation, every action's an act of creation"

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Composer and playwright
Born on: 16th January 1980

"Everyday has the potential to be the greatest day of your life"

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Composer and playwright
Born on: 16th January 1980

"It's got to feel, the pulse has to feel like this part of the world, the instrumentation has to be true to that"

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Composer and playwright
Born on: 16th January 1980

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