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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

"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the centre of the universe"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"The universe has been wrought for us by a supremely good and orderly creator"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"Mathematics is written for mathematicians"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"The universe is spherical"

Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematician and astronomer
Born on: 19th February 1473

"Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks"

David Garrick
Actor and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1717

"Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves"

David Garrick
Actor and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1717

"Their cause I plead - plead it in heart and mind"

David Garrick
Actor and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1717

"You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance"

David Garrick
Actor and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1717

"Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run"

David Garrick
Actor and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1717

"In a great number of the cosmogonic myths the world is said to have developed from a great water, which was the prime matter"

Svante Arrhenius
Swedish nobel prize winning physicist and chemist
Born on: 19th February 1859

"Humanity stands ... before a great problem of finding new raw materials and new sources of energy that shall never become exhausted"

Svante Arrhenius
Swedish nobel prize winning physicist and chemist
Born on: 19th February 1859

"The responsibility of my actions will live what their consequences will be"

Álvaro Obregón
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 19th February 1880

"Education is the most important and transcendental function of public power"

Álvaro Obregón
Former president of Mexico
Born on: 19th February 1880

"When a jockey retires, he just becomes another little man"

Eddie Arcaro
Horse racing jockey
Born on: 19th February 1916

"More horses are whipped out of the money than into it"

Eddie Arcaro
Horse racing jockey
Born on: 19th February 1916

"There's no sense in whipping a tired horse, because he'll quit on you"

Eddie Arcaro
Horse racing jockey
Born on: 19th February 1916

"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"The heart is a lonely hunter when there's no sign of love in sight"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"The thinking mind is best controlled by the imagination"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"I think we look for the differences in people because it makes us less lonely"

Carson McCullers
Novelist, poet and playwright
Born on: 19th February 1917

"I only make movies to finance my fishing"

Lee Marvin
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1924

"If your house burns down, rescue the dogs. At least they'll be faithful to you"

Lee Marvin
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1924

"If I have any appeal at all, it's to the fellow who takes out the garbage"

Lee Marvin
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1924

"I know my career is going badly because I'm being quoted correctly"

Lee Marvin
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1924

"One of the good things about getting older is you find you're more interesting than most of the people you meet"

Lee Marvin
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1924

"Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music"

Smokey Robinson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1940

"Pretty girls come a dime a dozen, try to find one who's gonna give you true loving"

Smokey Robinson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1940

"Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist"

Smokey Robinson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1940

"Songwriting is my gift from God"

Smokey Robinson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1940

"One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth"

Smokey Robinson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1940

"You are not truly a Warhol superstar unless you are dead"

Jackie Curtis
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1947

"Every tongue shall tell - that means everyone shall confess their wrongs when the right time comes"

Horace Andy
Reggae singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1951

"Producers weren't paying me - that’s why I wrote Money Money"

Horace Andy
Reggae singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1951

"When you speak the truth no one believes you"

Horace Andy
Reggae singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1951

"Consciousness lives and it cannot die"

Horace Andy
Reggae singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1951

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"How do I create my own life? I think it is by questioning and saying to myself that there are no absolute truths"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"Memory feeds imagination"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"When the anesthesia of love wears off, there is always the pain of consequences. You don't have to be stupid to marry the wrong man"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"Life changes faster than you think"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"I was punched breathless by the strongest emotions I have ever felt and they are now stored in my intuition as a writer"

Amy Tan
Novelist
Born on: 19th February 1952

"The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this; Novelists finish their books"

Nancy Etchemendy
Novelist and author
Born on: 19th February 1952

"Get here right away. Mr Jackson had a bad reaction Get somebody here immediately"

Conrad Murray
Doctor and personal physician to Michael Jackson
Born on: 19th February 1953

"I think in many ways, you know, there were some mirror images of our lives, especially not having the full appreciation from our fathers"

Conrad Murray
Doctor and personal physician to Michael Jackson
Born on: 19th February 1953

"Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life"

Jeff Daniels
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1955

"Give me good writing, and I'll play it all day"

Jeff Daniels
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1955

"There is no best anything in art"

Jeff Daniels
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1955

"Stories are what help us make sense of the world"

Jeff Daniels
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1955

"I never said, 'I'm going to be a big star.' I said, 'I'm going to be a good actor.' And that took the pressure off"

Jeff Daniels
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1955

"Never give up, trust your instincts"

Falco
Austrian singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1957

"Now it's our turn to kick some tail"

Falco
Austrian singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1957

"Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised"

Roger Goodell
National football league commissioner
Born on: 19th February 1959

"It's always unfortunate when something gets misreported and the facts are not clear"

Roger Goodell
National football league commissioner
Born on: 19th February 1959

"I've spent my life following my passion"

Roger Goodell
National football league commissioner
Born on: 19th February 1959

"Today is reality. Yesterday is history"

Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Born on: 19th February 1960

"I could have worse tags than 'Airmiles Andy' - although I don't know what they are"

Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Born on: 19th February 1960

"In the U.K. we have the best geography teachers in the world"

Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Born on: 19th February 1960

"It's slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form"

Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Born on: 19th February 1960

"We're not allowed to play Monopoly at home. It gets too vicious"

Prince Andrew
Duke of York
Born on: 19th February 1960

"Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards"

Seal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1963

"Everything really is beautiful if you choose to see it that way"

Seal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1963

"The harder you work... and visualize something, the luckier you get"

Seal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1963

"To assume that any couple goes without arguing is just nonsense"

Seal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1963

"You can either be right or be happy"

Seal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 19th February 1963

"When you're past the age of 20 or so, there are less and less first-time experiences"

Justine Bateman
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1966

"I have days where it's; God, get me a shot of tequila"

Justine Bateman
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1966

"Net neutrality is what makes the Internet so great - and so vital for innovation and creativity"

Justine Bateman
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1966

"Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Just open a newspaper"

Benicio Del Toro
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1967

"I've played drug dealers, all my life. I've made a career of killing people and playing all kinds of killers"

Benicio Del Toro
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1967

"That's how many actors start out, playing the bad guy"

Benicio Del Toro
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1967

"The Oscar gives you some kind of guts or something, it gives you the illusion that you can do it. It's good for business"

Benicio Del Toro
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1967

"I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble"

Benicio Del Toro
Actor
Born on: 19th February 1967

"You don't need shock value things to make a movie successful"

Haylie Duff
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1985

"I also don't really see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person"

Haylie Duff
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1985

"When I go in and audition for things, I just let them go as soon as I leave. I can 't take them home with me"

Haylie Duff
Actress
Born on: 19th February 1985

"Those of us women who play football wish that there was more coverage"

Marta
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 19th February 1986

"Football in Brazil is seen as a masculine sport, even with a lot of people accepting the female sport"

Marta
Brazilian footballer
Born on: 19th February 1986

"For some reason, I like seeing people feel emotional"

Millie Bobby Brown
Actress
Born on: 19th February 2004

"I never liked sleeping in the dark. I have, like, twinkle stars around my bed, so it’s not so bad"

Millie Bobby Brown
Actress
Born on: 19th February 2004