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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 God had consulted me before embarking on the Creation, I would have suggested something simpler"

Alfonso X
King of Castile, León and Galicia (regions of what is now Spain)
Born on: 23rd November 1221

"Sensible men no longer believe in miracles; they were invented by priests to humbug the peasants"

Alfonso X
King of Castile, León and Galicia (regions of what is now Spain)
Born on: 23rd November 1221

"Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe"

Alfonso X
King of Castile, León and Galicia (regions of what is now Spain)
Born on: 23rd November 1221

"After the White House what is there to do but drink?"

Franklin Pierce
14th US president
Born on: 23rd November 1804

"If your past is limited, your future is boundless"

Franklin Pierce
14th US president
Born on: 23rd November 1804

"I find the remark, "Tis distance lends enchantment to the view" is no less true of the political than of the natural world"

Franklin Pierce
14th US president
Born on: 23rd November 1804

"If mob law is going to rule, better dismiss, judge, sheriff, etc., and let's all take chances alike. I expect to be lynched in going to Lincoln, New Mexico. Advise persons never to engage in killing"

Billy the Kid
American wild west gunslinger
Born on: 23rd November 1859

"The mark of a great ship-handler is never getting into situations that require great ship-handling"

Ernest King
Commander in chief of the US navy in WWII
Born on: 23rd November 1878

"Hold what you've got and hit them where you can"

Ernest King
Commander in chief of the US navy in WWII
Born on: 23rd November 1878

"The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room"

El Lissitzky
Russian artist, architect and photographer
Born on: 23rd November 1880

"The printed page transcends space and time. The printed page, the infinity of the book, must be transcended"

El Lissitzky
Russian artist, architect and photographer
Born on: 23rd November 1880

"The purpose of architecture is to transmute the emptiness into space, that is into something which our minds can grasp as an organized unity"

El Lissitzky
Russian artist, architect and photographer
Born on: 23rd November 1880

"Art is Knowledge at the service of emotion"

Jose Clemente Orozco
Artist and painter
Born on: 23rd November 1883

"Errors and exaggerations do not matter. What matters is boldness in thinking"

Jose Clemente Orozco
Artist and painter
Born on: 23rd November 1883

"The monster was the best friend I ever had"

Boris Karloff
Actor
Born on: 23rd November 1887

"When I was nine I played the Demon King in Cinderella and it launched me on a long and happy life of being a monster"

Boris Karloff
Actor
Born on: 23rd November 1887

"My wife has good taste. She has seen very few of my movies"

Boris Karloff
Actor
Born on: 23rd November 1887

"When you lose something irreplaceable, you don't mourn for the thing you lost. you mourn for yourself"

Harpo Marx
Actor and comedian
Born on: 23rd November 1888

"Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn"

Manuel dos Reis Machado
Brazilian martial artist skilled in Capoeira
Born on: 23rd November 1899

"The tools used by the surgeons must be adapted to the task and where the human brain is concerned they cannot be too refined"

Lars Leksell
Swedish physician, neurosurgeon and inventor of radio-surgery
Born on: 23rd November 1907

"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense"

Steve Landesberg
Actor
Born on: 23rd November 1936

"When Celtic get an opportunity to go above Rangers they've got to jump at it with both hands"

Alan Mullery
Footballer and football pundit
Born on: 23rd November 1941

"It doesn't endow me, to be honest"

Alan Mullery
Footballer and football pundit
Born on: 23rd November 1941

"The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating"

Andrew Goodman
Civil rights activist who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964
Born on: 23rd November 1943

"I wish I could stop but I could not. I had no other thrill or happiness"

Dennis Nilsen
British serial killer and necrophiliac whose fetish for killing rent boys earned the moniker of the Muswell Hill Murderer
Born on: 23rd November 1945

"Loneliness is a long, unbearable pain....There was never a place for me in the scheme of things....I had become a living fantasy on a theme in dark, endless dirges"

Dennis Nilsen
British serial killer and necrophiliac whose fetish for killing rent boys earned the moniker of the Muswell Hill Murderer
Born on: 23rd November 1945

"I made another world, and real men would enter it and they would never really get hurt at all in the vivid, unreal laws of the dream. I caused dreams which caused death. This is my crime"

Dennis Nilsen
British serial killer and necrophiliac whose fetish for killing rent boys earned the moniker of the Muswell Hill Murderer
Born on: 23rd November 1945

"I guess after you've been doing something for 20 plus years, you have to work to stay interested"

Bruce Hornsby
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd November 1954

"When I wrote the song, The Way It Is, I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country"

Bruce Hornsby
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd November 1954

"It is only when we become aware that our time is limited that we can channel our energy into truly living"

Ludovico Einaudi
Pianist
Born on: 23rd November 1955

"Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome"

Robin Roberts
American TV broadcaster, author and news anchor
Born on: 23rd November 1960

"Make your mess your message"

Robin Roberts
American TV broadcaster, author and news anchor
Born on: 23rd November 1960

"If they want to overthrow me, come and get me. Here I am, with the people and the armed forces"

Nicolas Maduro
65th president of Venezuela
Born on: 23rd November 1962

"I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he's pale and would probably want to be tan"

Nicole Polizzi
Reality TV entertainer
Born on: 23rd November 1987

"When it's time to get married, I'm going to be an amazing wife"

Nicole Polizzi
Reality TV entertainer
Born on: 23rd November 1987

"There are multiple sides to all of us. Who we are - and who we might be if we follow our dreams"

Miley Cyrus
Singer, twerker and actress
Born on: 23rd November 1992

"Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they're just jealous of what you have"

Miley Cyrus
Singer, twerker and actress
Born on: 23rd November 1992

"If someone tells you you're not beautiful, turn around and walk away so they can have a great view of your fabulous ass"

Miley Cyrus
Singer, twerker and actress
Born on: 23rd November 1992

"Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"

Miley Cyrus
Singer, twerker and actress
Born on: 23rd November 1992

"I'm not sexually confused in any way. I'm very much - the word is pan-sexual.

Miley Cyrus
Singer, twerker and actress
Born on: 23rd November 1992