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April 25 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Apr 24, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on April 25.

Renee Zellweger, actor (April 25, 1969–present)

“I was so blessed that I wasn’t directly affected by the plague. Outside of the horrific effect on society, I think I’m really cut out for a pandemic life.” —Renee Zellweger
Rapkin, Mickey. “Renee Zellweger Lets Down Her Guard. (Sort Of.)” Harper’s Bazaar, March 24, 2022, https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a39435210/0001-0105-renee-zellweger-lets-down-her-guard-sort-of-april-2022/.

“I tried out for ‘Hair’ in college, and I watched ‘Hair’ from the audience and enjoyed it very much.” —Renee Zellweger
Gans, Andrew. “Diva Talk: A Chat with Renee Zellweger, the ‘Hart’ of ‘Chicago,’ Plus Diva News.” Playbill, January 3, 2003, https://playbill.com/article/diva-talk-a-chat-with-renee-zellweger-the-hart-of-chicago-plus-diva-news-com-110829.

Joe Buck, sportscaster (April 25, 1969–present)

“I think when I was a kid in St. Louis, which is a really small community, I was aware that eyes were on us and I was aware at an early age that if I screwed up I was going to be the focus; if I was in a group of who-did-what and who-was-wrong and my dad would have to pay some sort of public price for it.” —Joe Buck
NPR Staff. “Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: ‘I Hear My Dad More In Me Now.’” NPR, November 12, 2016, https://www.npr.org/2016/11/12/501702797/second-generation-sportscaster-joe-buck-i-hear-my-dad-more-in-me-now.

“I am the biggest beneficiary of nepotism that I know. I was broadcasting Cardinal baseball in the major leagues at the age of 21, and that only happened because my last name was Buck. At the time, I fought that.” —Joe Buck
NPR Staff. “Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: ‘I Hear My Dad More In Me Now.’” NPR, November 12, 2016, https://www.npr.org/2016/11/12/501702797/second-generation-sportscaster-joe-buck-i-hear-my-dad-more-in-me-now.

Hank Azaria, actor and comedian (April 25, 1964–present)

“You know how some people can curl their tongue and some people can't, or some people can like the taste of cilantro and to others it tastes like soap? I think being a mimic is kind of like that. You either can physically do it sort of, or you can't.” —Hank Azaria
Davies, Dave. “Hank Azaria On ‘Brockmire’ And Why He No Longer Performs Apu On ‘The Simpsons.’” NPR, January 29, 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/01/29/962031274/hank-azaria-on-brockmire-and-why-he-no-longer-performs-apu-on-the-simpsons.

“I grew up in a Sephardic Jewish household which speaks Ladino, which is a Spanish dialect.” —Hank Azaria
Davies, Dave. “Hank Azaria On ‘Brockmire’ And Why He No Longer Performs Apu On ‘The Simpsons.’” NPR, January 29, 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/01/29/962031274/hank-azaria-on-brockmire-and-why-he-no-longer-performs-apu-on-the-simpsons.

Al Pacino, actor (April 25, 1940–present)

“In today’s world of film-making we don’t have much rehearsal time, so what we try to do is work on our own, privately.” —Al Pacino
Wojnar, Zak. “Al Pacino Interview: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally.” Screen Rant, May 26, 2021, https://screenrant.com/american-traitor-movie-al-pacino-interview/.

“Pretty much a director provides you with an ambiance and you make do with that. If you get lucky you get a director who enjoys engaging with actors and is open to whatever suggestions you come up with because it always becomes a collaboration, especially when you’re working with each other for the first time. I usually defer to the director because it’s their interpretation of the film that will either make or break it.” —Al Pacino
Wojnar, Zak. “Al Pacino Interview: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally.” Screen Rant, May 26, 2021, https://screenrant.com/american-traitor-movie-al-pacino-interview/.

Ella Fitzgerald, singer (April 25, 1917–June 15, 1996)

“Maybe I'm stepping out, but I have to say it, because it's in my heart. It makes you feel so bad to think we can't go down through certain parts of the South and give a concert like we do overseas, and have everybody just come to hear the music and enjoy the music because of the prejudice thing that's going on.” —Ella Fitzgerald
Ryan, Patrick. “Ella Fitzgerald made a powerful statement on racism in 1963 – but no one heard it.” USA Today, June 26, 2020, https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/06/26/ella-fitzgerald-documentary-just-one-those-things-racism-marilyn-monroe/3257616001/.

“When the gimmick goes, you go. I was boppy when nobody was boppy. For a while there were no jobs.” —Ella Fitzgerald
Flander, Judy. “In an Interview, Jazz Great Ella Fitzgerald Warms Up Talking About Jam Sessions.” Medium, August 11, 2020, https://medium.com/the-judy-flander-interview/in-an-interview-jazz-great-ella-fitzgerald-warms-up-talking-about-jam-sessions-7f6dae9cfc6b.

Oliver Cromwell, statesman (April 25, 1599–September 3, 1658)

“I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a gentleman and is nothing else.” —Oliver Cromwell
Cromwell, Oliver. “Quotes by Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658).” The Cromwell Association, https://www.olivercromwell.org/wordpress/?page_id=2274.

“In every government there must be somewhat fundamental, somewhat like a Magna Charta, that should be standing and unalterable…that Parliaments should not make themselves perpetual is a fundamental.” —Oliver Cromwell
Cromwell, Oliver. “Quotes by Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658).” The Cromwell Association, https://www.olivercromwell.org/wordpress/?page_id=2274.

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