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April 20 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Apr 19, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on April 20.

Crispin Glover, actor (April 20, 1964–present)

“Subsequent to ‘River’s Edge,’ I was trying to find things that interested me. But, for the most part, the films did not reflect what my psychological interests were, and a certain persona was etched out that is essentially still with me, which is OK.” —Crispin Glover
Freeman, Hadley. “Crispin Glover: ‘When you raise questions people say, ‘You’re Crazy.’’” The Guardian, July 30, 2015, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/30/crispin-glover-the-carrier-interview.

“I’ve never been close to having children. I’m on the road so much, but if I had children it would be something that I’d want to be present for and I feel like I would not be present.” —Crispin Glover
Freeman, Hadley. “Crispin Glover: ‘When you raise questions people say, ‘You’re Crazy.’’” The Guardian, July 30, 2015, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/30/crispin-glover-the-carrier-interview.

Jessica Lange, actor (April 20, 1949–present)

“At least now we’ve aged up, so you’re not discarded until, like, a decade later than they were in the Fifties or Sixties. The business back then — God, it was brutal. It’s not the same now, but I know I’m aging out of parts that I would have liked to have played at some point in my life.” —Jessica Lange
Fear, David. “The Last Word: Jessica Lange on Buddhism, Photography and ‘American Horror Story.’” Rolling Stone, October 3, 2019, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/last-word-jessica-lange-interview-893733/.

“I have a real connection to the natural world, which feels like a very Minnesota thing to me. For the past 35 years, I’ve had a cabin up in the North Woods, and there’s something so healing about that place.” —Jessica Lange
Fear, David. “The Last Word: Jessica Lange on Buddhism, Photography and ‘American Horror Story.’” Rolling Stone, October 3, 2019, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/last-word-jessica-lange-interview-893733/.

George Takei, actor (April 20, 1937–present)

“In ancient times, storytellers gathered people in outdoor forums, and they became inspired. And they built a democracy. That’s the way democracy works. And all of us have to be part of that pillar upholding our democracy. And social media is absolutely a part of that.” —George Takei
Ottesen, KK. “George Takei: ‘I maintain that without optimism, we’ve already failed.’” The Washington Post, February 15, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/02/15/george-takei-star-trek-activist-racism-japanese/.

“We’ve got to make America understand that we have great ideals, shining ideals, noble words — equal justice, rule of law — they’re noble words. But they’re just words on paper. They take on substance, meaning, when we take on the responsibility.” —George Takei
Ottesen, KK. “George Takei: ‘I maintain that without optimism, we’ve already failed.’” The Washington Post, February 15, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/02/15/george-takei-star-trek-activist-racism-japanese/.

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