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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

"The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble"

Christopher Wren
Architect who after the Great Fire of London prepared the grand plan for the rebuilding, designed St. Paul's Cathedral and many other grandiose buildings
Born on: 20th October 1632

"Architecture aims at Eternity"

Christopher Wren
Architect who after the Great Fire of London prepared the grand plan for the rebuilding, designed St. Paul's Cathedral and many other grandiose buildings
Born on: 20th October 1632

"A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth"

Christopher Wren
Architect who after the Great Fire of London prepared the grand plan for the rebuilding, designed St. Paul's Cathedral and many other grandiose buildings
Born on: 20th October 1632

"A thousand Dreams within me softly burn"

Arthur Rimbaud
Poet
Born on: 20th October 1854

"True alchemy lies in this formula: Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse"

Arthur Rimbaud
Poet
Born on: 20th October 1854

"Genius is the recovery of childhood at will"

Arthur Rimbaud
Poet
Born on: 20th October 1854

"We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience"

John Dewey
Philosopher
Born on: 20th October 1859

"Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes"

John Dewey
Philosopher
Born on: 20th October 1859

"All learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to be inadequate"

John Dewey
Philosopher
Born on: 20th October 1859

"Stand up and take your dissonance like a man"

Charles Ives
Composer and pianist
Born on: 20th October 1874

"The fabric of existence weaves itself whole"

Charles Ives
Composer and pianist
Born on: 20th October 1874

"Every great inspiration is but an experiment"

Charles Ives
Composer and pianist
Born on: 20th October 1874

"I don't write music for sissy ears"

Charles Ives
Composer and pianist
Born on: 20th October 1874

"To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"I don't have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"Women have a predestination to suffering"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"That is different, to have someone think that I am evil when I really am not"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"I will not be tortured, I tear torture out of myself by torturing you!"

Bela Lugosi
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1882

"Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings"

Jelly Roll Morton
Jazz pianist
Born on: 20th October 1890

"It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and I, myself, happened to be the creator"

Jelly Roll Morton
Jazz pianist
Born on: 20th October 1890

"When we were doing routines, it was like a love affair"

Fayard Nicholas
Dancer
Born on: 20th October 1914

"Let it be known, let it be shown, let poetry be read by our youths. One must create a chance of discovery and of novelty"

Mario Luzi
Italian poet
Born on: 20th October 1914

"Nothing much frightens me"

Janet Jagan
First woman president of Guyana
Born on: 20th October 1920

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it"

Art Buchwald
Humourist
Born on: 20th October 1925

"An economist is a man who knows a hundred ways of making love but doesn't know any women"

Art Buchwald
Humourist
Born on: 20th October 1925

"If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it"

Art Buchwald
Humourist
Born on: 20th October 1925

"The things that matter most are not things"

Art Buchwald
Humourist
Born on: 20th October 1925

"I don't know whether this is the best of times or the worst of times, but I assure you it's the only time you've got. You can either sit on your expletive deleted or pick a daisy"

Art Buchwald
Humourist
Born on: 20th October 1925

"A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide"

Mickey Mantle
Baseball player
Born on: 20th October 1931

"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete Rose, I'd wear a dress"

Mickey Mantle
Baseball player
Born on: 20th October 1931

"You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat"

Mickey Mantle
Baseball player
Born on: 20th October 1931

"We are the hurdles we leap to be ourselves"

Michael McClure
Author, poet and playwright
Born on: 20th October 1932

"Impressionism means taking inspiration directly from nature, trusting your senses rather than what you think you know"

Michael McClure
Author, poet and playwright
Born on: 20th October 1932

"Home Alone was a movie, not an alibi"

Jerry Orbach
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1935

"You could have a hit in California that no one had heard of in Oklahoma"

Wanda Jackson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 20th October 1937

"I didn't really have a plan. I just wanted a hit"

Wanda Jackson
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 20th October 1937

"I always knew how to pitch"

Juan Antonio Marichal
Baseball player
Born on: 20th October 1937

"Poetry's medium is not merely light as air, it is air: vital and deep as ordinary breath"

Robert Pinsky
Poet and literary critic
Born on: 20th October 1940

"When I had no roof I made audacity my roof"

Robert Pinsky
Poet and literary critic
Born on: 20th October 1940

"The ideas that mean the most to you will feel true long before you can quite formulate them or justify them"

Robert Pinsky
Poet and literary critic
Born on: 20th October 1940

"Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are"

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
Geneticist
Born on: 20th October 1942

"Sunday, the day for the language of leisure"

Elfriede Jelinek
Austrian playwright and novelist
Born on: 20th October 1946

"Art and order, the relatives that refuse to relate"

Elfriede Jelinek
Austrian playwright and novelist
Born on: 20th October 1946

"Love points the way. Desire is its ignorant advisor"

Elfriede Jelinek
Austrian playwright and novelist
Born on: 20th October 1946

"Very few women wait for Mr. Right. Most women take the first and worst Mr. Wrong"

Elfriede Jelinek
Austrian playwright and novelist
Born on: 20th October 1946

"Trust is fine, but control is better"

Elfriede Jelinek
Austrian playwright and novelist
Born on: 20th October 1946

"I don't believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there"

Tom Petty
Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born on: 20th October 1950

"It's the only true magic I know. It's not pulling a rabbit out of a hat; it's real. It's your soul floating out to theirs"

Tom Petty
Singer, songwriter and guitarist - Quote about songwriting
Born on: 20th October 1950

"To be a film-maker, you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route"

Danny Boyle
Movie director
Born on: 20th October 1956

"It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations"

Danny Boyle
Movie director
Born on: 20th October 1956

"If you have to be persuaded about something, you shouldn't do it"

Danny Boyle
Movie director
Born on: 20th October 1956

"Common sense rules over everything. That's what I learned from selling crack"

Snoop Dogg
Rapper and actor
Born on: 20th October 1971

"Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time"

Snoop Dogg
Rapper and actor
Born on: 20th October 1971

"I move with the time. Whatever's happening in time, I'm in"

Snoop Dogg
Rapper and actor
Born on: 20th October 1971

"If it's flipping hamburgers at McDonald's, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft"

Snoop Dogg
Rapper and actor
Born on: 20th October 1971

"Miracles happen. They have happened to me and they are happening to you. You need only look to the people in your lives in order to see them"

Brooke Ellison
US politician and the first quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University
Born on: 20th October 1978

"Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that's exponentially bigger than you think"

John Krasinski
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1979

"With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall"

John Krasinski
Actor
Born on: 20th October 1979