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April 27 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Apr 26, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on April 27.

Patrick Stump, singer and songwriter (April 27, 1984–present)

“Spider-Man is one of my favorite things. So I wanted to kind of pay homage to all of the different versions of Spidey music. Obviously you have the 60s, theme which is the most iconic one, but I also wanted to kind of weave in elements of the Elfman score from the Raimi movies and the Michael Giacchino score and elements of the 90s show that have kind of a more metal theme. I kind of wanted to play up all of them, and there was the original Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.” —Patrick Stump
Chitwood, Adam. “Patrick Stump on Writing a New Spider-Man Theme Song and How Fall Out Boy Prepared Him for a Career in Composing.” Collider, August 3, 2021, https://collider.com/patrick-stump-interview-spidey-and-his-amazing-friends-fall-out-boy-scoring/.

“I was thinking the other day about how big an influence somebody like Elvis Costello was to me, just because he was willing to try things. He's got the Burt Bacharach record and he's got the Brodsky Quartet record. He would try these things with different artists and different bands and different music, and he's name dropping A Tribe Called Quest and the Beastie Boys and stuff.” —Patrick Stump
Chitwood, Adam. “Patrick Stump on Writing a New Spider-Man Theme Song and How Fall Out Boy Prepared Him for a Career in Composing.” Collider, August 3, 2021, https://collider.com/patrick-stump-interview-spidey-and-his-amazing-friends-fall-out-boy-scoring/.

Casey Kasem, actor and radio personality (April 27, 1932–June 15, 2014)

“I used to be quiet. I was quiet during the Vietnam War. I did a lot of talking, but I only talked to people that I knew. And what I should have been doing was probably getting out there and stretching out in front of some of those buses that were shipping supplies to Vietnam.” —Casey Kasem
Lemack, Brad. “Casey Kasem 1991 Interview with Brad Lemack (Courtesy of RerunIt.com).” YouTube, June 16, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWil6rb2Mho.

“All of these things that I’m into, I like it to be hands-on and not just talk, because so many people talk and don’t do much. God bless them for even thinking about it because that’s important too. You plant seeds when you tell people things that you believe in.” —Casey Kasem
Lemack, Brad. “Casey Kasem 1991 Interview with Brad Lemack (Courtesy of RerunIt.com).” YouTube, June 16, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWil6rb2Mho.

Coretta Scott King, activist (April 27, 1927–January 30, 2006)

“I believe Martin was chosen, I believe I was chosen, and I say to the kids, this family was chosen as well.” —Coretta Scott King
Genet, Danielle. “Coretta Scott King Speaks Out in Posthumous Memoir: ‘This Family Was Chosen.’” ABC News, January 16, 2017, https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/coretta-scott-king-speaks-posthumous-memoir-family-chosen/story?id=44797552.

“How can we explain the depth and scope of the student movements and the social upheavals they evoke? I think it must be seen that in the swiftly evolving technological societies of today, students, faculty and all intellectuals are playing a new role. They are not only contributors, as in the past, of ideas and new concepts to the masses, no longer merely rationalizers of the status quo, but in the nature of modern industrial society they have become a mass force themselves.” —Coretta Scott King
King, Coretta Scott. “We May Yet Not Only Survive, We May Triumph.” Harvard Magazine, May 6, 2011, https://www.harvardmagazine.com/sites/default/files/coretta_king-class-day-68.pdf.

Ulysses S. Grant, former US president (April 27, 1822–July 23, 1885)

“On all leading questions agitating the public mind I will always express my views to Congress and urge them according to my judgment, and when I think it advisable will exercise the constitutional privilege of interposing a veto to defeat measures which I oppose; but all laws will be faithfully executed, whether they meet my approval or not.” —Ulysses S. Grant
Grant, Ulysses S. “March 4, 1869: First Inaugural Address.” Miller Center, March 4, 1869, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/march-4-1869-first-inaugural-address.

“The young men of the country--those who from their age must be its rulers twenty-five years hence--have a peculiar interest in maintaining the national honor.” —Ulysses S. Grant
Grant, Ulysses S. “March 4, 1869: First Inaugural Address.” Miller Center, March 4, 1869, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/march-4-1869-first-inaugural-address.

Samuel Morse, inventor (April 27, 1791–April 2, 1872)

“What hath God wrought?” —Samuel Morse
Library of Congress. “Invention of the Telegraph.” Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/collections/samuel-morse-papers/articles-and-essays/invention-of-the-telegraph/.

“A circumstance which tends to confuse, in fairly ascertaining priority of invention, is that a subsequent state of knowledge is confounded in the general mind with the state of knowledge when the invention is first announced as successful. This is certainly very unfair.” —Samuel Morse
Morse, Samuel F.B. “The Project Gutenberg EBook of Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals by Samuel F. B. Morse.” Project Gutenberg, February 10, 2004, https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/11018/pg11018.html.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer and activist (April 27, 1759–September 10, 1797)

“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their FASCINATING graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone. I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists—I wish to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them, that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings who are only the objects of pity and that kind of love, which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.” —Mary Wollstonecraft
Wollstonecraft, Mary. “The Project Gutenberg Etext of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman #2 in our series by Mary Wollstonecraft.” Project Gutenberg, September 2002, https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3420/pg3420-images.html.

“Make women rational creatures and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives, and mothers; that is—if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.” —Mary Wollstonecraft
Wollstonecraft, Mary. “The Project Gutenberg Etext of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman #2 in our series by Mary Wollstonecraft.” Project Gutenberg, September 2002, https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3420/pg3420-images.html.

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