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August 1 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 31, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on August 1.

Coolio, rapper and actor (August 1, 1963–present)

“You don’t have to be a rich man to eat well. It's okay to get in the kitchen and experiment and do things.” —Coolio
Paul and Young Ron. “Paul and Young Ron Cooking With Coolio Interview This Morning.” Miami New Times, November 24, 2009, https://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/paul-and-young-ron-cooking-with-coolio-interview-this-morning-6590478.

“A lot of cookbooks are too complicated. I just try to break it down to the essence and keep it hood. Five-star meals at a one-star price.” —Coolio
Paul and Young Ron. “Paul and Young Ron Cooking With Coolio Interview This Morning.” Miami New Times, November 24, 2009, https://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/paul-and-young-ron-cooking-with-coolio-interview-this-morning-6590478.

Jerry Garcia, musician (August 1, 1942–August 9, 1995)

“I think of myself as an accompanist, essentially, and in a bluegrass band I just like to be a banjo player and a guy who sings parts. That's all.” —Jerry Garcia
Jones, Greg and Pickard, Andrew. “Interview with Jerry Garcia.” Banjo NewsLetter, https://banjonews.com/1991-03/jerry_garcia_interview.html.

“It's almost funny to think of the banjo in terms of subtlety, but there's certainly subtleties of touch and things like that, that you do become aware of if you start playing. Later on I started to hear more of that. My breakthrough was when the "Foggy Mountain Banjo" album came out, with all instrumentals. It has 'Groundspeed' and 'John Henry' and all those old-time tunes, fiddle tunes and so forth, that Earl plays. And the playing is just ... it's starting to get into the place where the tone of the banjo ... like 'Home Sweet Home.' The way Earl plays 'Home Sweet Home' has a beautiful tone to it.” —Jerry Garcia
Jones, Greg and Pickard, Andrew. “Interview with Jerry Garcia.” Banjo NewsLetter, https://banjonews.com/1991-03/jerry_garcia_interview.html.

Herman Melville, novelist (August 1, 1819–September 28, 1891)

“Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe.” —Herman Melville
Melville, Herman. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Moby-Dick; or The Whale.” Project Gutenberg, August 18, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm.

“All mortal greatness is but disease.” —Herman Melville
Melville, Herman. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Moby-Dick; or The Whale.” Project Gutenberg, August 18, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm.

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