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August 3 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Aug 2, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on August 3.

Tom Brady, football player (August 3, 1977–present)

“I do think I could play till 50, but I don’t think I will just because I know the commitment that it takes. I know the commitment that it takes for me at 44 and 45.” —Tom Brady
Salvador, Joseph. “Tom Brady Addressed the Idea of Playing Until 50 in Recent Interview.” SI, April 25, 2022, https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/04/25/tom-brady-addressed-the-idea-of-playing-until-50-in-recent-interview.

“I wanna win on the field, but I wanna win off the field.” —Tom Brady
Salvador, Joseph. “Tom Brady Addressed the Idea of Playing Until 50 in Recent Interview.” SI, April 25, 2022, https://www.si.com/nfl/2022/04/25/tom-brady-addressed-the-idea-of-playing-until-50-in-recent-interview.

John Landis, filmmaker (August 3, 1950–present)

“I consider myself a filmmaker. Directors, just like actors, get typed.” —John Landis
Whale, Chase. “Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview.” Screen Anarchy, April 19, 2015, https://screenanarchy.com/2015/04/unreeled-john-landis-retrospective-interview.html.

“Filmmaking is a craft that, if done extraordinarily well, can become an art, like carpentry. What's interesting about filmmaking is that, if it's a comedy, or a horror film, or a melodrama, or a chick flick, or a science fiction film, or a fantasy film, or a Western, it's exactly the same process.” —John Landis
Whale, Chase. “Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview.” Screen Anarchy, April 19, 2015, https://screenanarchy.com/2015/04/unreeled-john-landis-retrospective-interview.html.

Martha Stewart, television personality and business person (August 3, 1941–present)

“My only big regret that I can talk about is that ‘Saturday Night Live’ asked me to host. My probation officer wouldn’t give me the time.” —Martha Stewart
Yuan, Jada. “Martha Stewart Is the Original Influencer.” Harper’s Bazaar, February 23, 2021, https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a35496168/martha-stewart-legacy-interview/.

“There’s no hierarchy in my life. I will wash the floor if I have to wash the floor. I’ll take out the garbage if nobody else has taken out the garbage. The CEO should be available to everybody at all times, if possible.” —Martha Stewart
Yuan, Jada. “Martha Stewart Is the Original Influencer.” Harper’s Bazaar, February 23, 2021, https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a35496168/martha-stewart-legacy-interview/.

Martin Sheen, actor (August 3, 1940–present)

“Everyone is broken. That’s what it means to be human. But how we make up for brokenness is through each other, and I believe that is how God finds us. In each other. In community, that’s where it is. You don’t have to do it by yourself, and you shouldn’t.” —Martin Sheen
Cinema.com. “Way, The : Martin Sheen Interview.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/8006/way-the-martin-sheen-interview.phtml.

“You know when one child is honest and when one is not. If there’s something I don’t like when I look at one of my children, though, it’s usually a reflection of something I don’t like in myself.” —Martin Sheen
Cinema.com. “Way, The : Martin Sheen Interview.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/8006/way-the-martin-sheen-interview.phtml.

Tony Bennett, singer (August 3, 1926–present)

“I lived for 15 years in Los Angeles and I still can't believe that the handsomest man in the world, Cary Grant, and the greatest performer in the world, Fred Astaire, and Johnny Carson, one after another – they were all in my home at different times. I celebrated my 50th birthday with them. Unforgettable.” —Tony Bennett
Lester, Paul. “Tony Bennett: 'I've never worked a day in my life.'” The Guardian, October 17, 2013, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/oct/17/tony-bennett-never-worked-day-life.

“I respected Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Those were my heroes, and they were 10 years older than I was. To this day, I can't believe I got to meet Ella personally. Nat Cole was a great friend, and Sinatra endorsed me throughout his whole life.” —Tony Bennett
Lester, Paul. “Tony Bennett: 'I've never worked a day in my life.'” The Guardian, October 17, 2013, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/oct/17/tony-bennett-never-worked-day-life.

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