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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

"If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me"

John Bunyan
Writer and theologian
Born on: 28th November 1628

"Mysteries are not to be solved. They eye goes blind when it only wants to see why"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"What is now proved was once only imagined"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"Everything to be imagined is an image of truth"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend"

William Blake
Poet, artist and painter
Born on: 28th November 1757

"We sat down on the very edge of the wall, and strove in vain to penetrate the mystery by which we were surrounded. Who were the people that built this city"

John Lloyd Stephens
Archaeologist talking about his Central America expeditions
Born on: 28th November 1805

"Decadence in the arts obviously cannot be separated from its social context: bourgeois society heading toward a crisis at the turn of the century"

Henry Bacon
Architect
Born on: 28th November 1866

"When only the hands are busy, the tongue is seldom still"

Stefan Zweig
Austrian novelist and playwright
Born on: 28th November 1881

"One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others"

Stefan Zweig
Austrian novelist and playwright
Born on: 28th November 1881

"Happy people are poor psychologists"

Stefan Zweig
Austrian novelist and playwright
Born on: 28th November 1881

"Poetry has a small audience, but a large influence"

Genevieve Taggard
Poet
Born on: 28th November 1894

"Love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating"

Alberto Moravia
Italian novelist and journalist
Born on: 28th November 1907

"The less one notices happiness, the greater it is"

Alberto Moravia
Italian novelist and journalist
Born on: 28th November 1907

"It is what we are forced to do that forms our character, not what we do of our own free will"

Alberto Moravia
Italian novelist and journalist
Born on: 28th November 1907

"A writer survives in spite of his beliefs"

Alberto Moravia
Italian novelist and journalist
Born on: 28th November 1907

"Dictatorships are one-way streets. Democracy boasts two-way traffic"

Alberto Moravia
Italian novelist and journalist
Born on: 28th November 1907

"Hell is just stupidity..... a gross assault on the sensitivities of the least"

Dennis Brutus
South African poet
Born on: 28th November 1924

"I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had"

Berry Gordy
Record producer and founder of Motown
Born on: 28th November 1929

"Money had never been the main thing for me. It's the legacy that was important"

Berry Gordy
Record producer and founder of Motown
Born on: 28th November 1929

"Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone"

Berry Gordy
Record producer and founder of Motown
Born on: 28th November 1929

"I didn't want to be a big record mogul and all that stuff. I just wanted to write songs and make people laugh"

Berry Gordy
Record producer and founder of Motown
Born on: 28th November 1929

"I marched so everyone, regardless of colour, could become a first-class citizen"

Frederick D. Reese
Civil rights activist talking about the Bloody Sunday march on Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama in 1965
Born on: 28th November 1929

"There was this tension with her. Our scenes were built with tension, and there it was, even before the camera rolled"

Hope Lange
Actress, quote about Joan Crawford
Born on: 28th November 1933

"I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot"

Gary Hart
Former US politician
Born on: 28th November 1936

"You can get awful famous in this country in seven days"

Gary Hart
Former US politician
Born on: 28th November 1936

"People get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don't have an open mind about"

Randy Newman
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 28th November 1943

"People become who they are. Even Beethoven became Beethoven"

Randy Newman
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 28th November 1943

"Chaos does not mean total disorder. Chaos means a multiplicity of possibilities"

Jok Church
Cartoonist
Born on: 28th November 1949

"Life is nutty; Anything can happen"

Paul Shaffer
Musician
Born on: 28th November 1949

"You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else"

Ed Harris
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1950

"I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight"

Ed Harris
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1950

"I can’t think of anything more important to all of us than our kids and their future. And to me, space exploration is all about open-ended, never-ending opportunities for our young people"

Barbara Morgan
American teacher and a former NASA astronaut
Born on: 28th November 1951

"Sometimes in the entertainment industry, people believe the cake is more real than the baker"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"Remember to be as smart as you are"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"Death is not my best subject"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"No one else's opinions could derail me"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"No one else's opinions could derail me"

Judd Nelson
Actor
Born on: 28th November 1959

"Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald's, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction"

John Galliano
Fashion designer
Born on: 28th November 1960

"Be reckless enough to gamble all or nothing to follow your dreams"

John Galliano
Fashion designer
Born on: 28th November 1960

"I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges"

Alfonso Cuaron
Mexican screenwriter and director
Born on: 28th November 1961

"No 'rules.' What are you, British or something? I guess I'm too nice... No wonder people take advantage of me"

Alfonso Cuaron
Mexican screenwriter and director
Born on: 28th November 1961

"Evil is relatively rare. Ignorance is epidemic"

Jon Stewart
Talk show host and satirist
Born on: 28th November 1962

"Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion"

Jon Stewart
Talk show host and satirist
Born on: 28th November 1962

"I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance"

Jon Stewart
Talk show host and satirist
Born on: 28th November 1962

"I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on"

Jon Stewart
Talk show host and satirist
Born on: 28th November 1962

"Insomnia is my greatest inspiration"

Jon Stewart
Talk show host and satirist
Born on: 28th November 1962

"It's very expensive to be me. It's terrible the things I have to do to be me"

Anna Nicole Smith
Actress
Born on: 28th November 1967

"I just know I'm going to be an actress. I want it so bad"

Anna Nicole Smith
Actress
Born on: 28th November 1967

"I pride myself on breaking any box that anyone wants to put me in"

Ryan Kwanten
Australian actor
Born on: 28th November 1976

"I'm definitely an elbow-room guy"

Ryan Kwanten
Australian actor
Born on: 28th November 1976

"All we got is sports and entertainment. That's the only way out the hood sometimes"

Trey Songz
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 28th November 1984

"Change is a natural form of progression"

Trey Songz
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 28th November 1984

"It's good to go with your gut instincts in life. You just should. Even if it doesn't work out, something good will come out of it"

Karen Gillan
Actress
Born on: 28th November 1987

"Acting is all about finding the truth within whatever world you're in"

Karen Gillan
Actress
Born on: 28th November 1987

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