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April 22 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Apr 21, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on April 22.

Jack Nicholson, actor (April 22, 1937–present)

“How many scripts make you cry? I read dozens if not hundreds of screenplays every year, and I don't read that many parts where I can say, like I did with ‘Easy Rider,’ that, yeah, sure, I could play that guy. I know just how that guy feels.” —Jack Nicholson
Ebert, Robert. “Interview with Jack Nicholson.” RoberEbert.com, November 27, 1983, https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/interview-with-jack-nicholson.

“My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.” —Jack Nicholson
Ebert, Robert. “Interview with Jack Nicholson.” RoberEbert.com, November 27, 1983, https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/interview-with-jack-nicholson.

Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (April 22, 1899–July 2, 1977)

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” —Vladimir Nabokov
Nabokov, Vladimir. “Lolita.” Internet Archive, 1959, https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.68292/page/n5/mode/2up.

“Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.” —Vladimir Nabokov
Nabokov, Vladimir. “Lolita.” Internet Archive, 1959, https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.68292/page/n5/mode/2up.

Vladimir Lenin, politician and revolutionary (April 22, 1870–January 21, 1924)

“We are told that Russia will be divided, will split into separate republics. We should not be afraid of this. No matter how many separate republics are created we shall not be frightened by it. It is not the state frontiers that count with us but a union of toilers of all nations ready to fight the bourgeoisie of any nation.” —Vladimir Lenin
Lenin, Vladimir. “Lenin on the National Question.” Michigan State University, December 5, 1917, https://soviethistory.msu.edu/1917-2/the-empire-falls/the-empire-falls-texts/speech-at-the-all-russian-navy-congress/.

“Only a Socialist union of the toilers of all countries will clear away the ground of the national quarrels and enmities.” —Vladimir Lenin
Lenin, Vladimir. “Lenin on the National Question.” Michigan State University, December 5, 1917, https://soviethistory.msu.edu/1917-2/the-empire-falls/the-empire-falls-texts/speech-at-the-all-russian-navy-congress/.

Immanuel Kant, philosopher (April 22, 1724–February 12, 1804)

“All our knowledge begins with sense, proceeds thence to understanding, and ends with reason, beyond which nothing higher can be discovered in the human mind for elaborating the matter of intuition and subjecting it to the highest unity of thought.” —Immanuel Kant
Kant, Immanuel. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant.” Project Gutenberg, July 26, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4280/4280-h/4280-h.htm.

“Do that which will render thee worthy of happiness.” —Immanuel Kant
Kant, Immanuel. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant.” Project Gutenberg, July 26, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4280/4280-h/4280-h.htm.

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