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January 18 Notable Births and Deaths, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jan 18, 2022.

Let’s explore notable birth and death anniversaries for January 18.

Mark Messier, ice hockey player (January 18, 1961–present)

“It's the totality of the team effort that you rely on in order to win.” —Mark Messier
Hanomansing, Ian. “Mark Messier on Gretzky, hockey fights, the NHL’s new stars, and stickhandling success.” CBC, October 24, 2021, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mark-messier-interview-the-national-1.6221158.

“I grew up a big Ali fan, listening to his Frazier fights on the transistor radio. He was a real role model, a hero for me. It was remarkable to meet him and see him live in person. It just exceeded all expectations.” —Mark Messier
Hanomansing, Ian. “Mark Messier on Gretzky, hockey fights, the NHL’s new stars, and stickhandling success.” CBC, October 24, 2021, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mark-messier-interview-the-national-1.6221158.

“Concussions have crept into the game of hockey and I strongly believe we need to find a way to address the issue, which has become an epidemic. For me, the mission of The Messier Project is very much about changing priorities. The fact that we are still basically using the same technology in our helmets that we have used over the last three decades is horrifying. Every single piece of equipment has evolved except for the helmet.” —Mark Messier
Metro Hockey. “Interview With ‘The Captain’, Mark Messier.” Bleacher Report, January 16, 2010, https://bleacherreport.com/articles/327127-interview-with-the-captain-mark-messier.

Kevin Costner, actor and filmmaker (January 18, 1955–present)

“If I’m not having a good time doing something, stop doing it.” —Kevin Costner
Hedegaard, Erik. “Kevin Costner: A Hollywood Gunslinger Looks Back.” Rolling Stone, June 19, 2019, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/kevin-costner-yellowstone-interview-847773/.

I was a rascal, because I was adventurous, but I didn’t have a rebellious nature. I grew up in a conservative household.” —Kevin Costner
Hedegaard, Erik. “Kevin Costner: A Hollywood Gunslinger Looks Back.” Rolling Stone, June 19, 2019, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/kevin-costner-yellowstone-interview-847773/.

“Listen, I try to make things and be a part of things that have a dramatic arc to them.” —Kevin Costner
Bedard, Mike. “The Kevin Costner Interview That Has Yellowstone Fans Worried.” Looper, December 19, 2020, https://www.looper.com/299065/the-kevin-costner-interview-that-has-yellowstone-fans-worried/.

Glenn Frey, musician (November 6, 1948–January 18, 2016)

“I’m afraid to wake up one morning and find I’m not happening any more … You always want things to come faster, but they never do.” —Glenn Frey
Rensin, David. “Eagles: ‘We were too busy trying to find a good restaurant’ — a classic interview from the vaults.” The Guardian, September 24, 2015, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/eagles-1974-interview-rocks-backpages-crawdaddy-magazine.

“I’ve always felt there’s nowhere to go but down once you’ve reached the top, so I want to take just the right amount of time getting there.” —Glenn Frey
Rensin, David. “Eagles: ‘We were too busy trying to find a good restaurant’ — a classic interview from the vaults.” The Guardian, September 24, 2015, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/eagles-1974-interview-rocks-backpages-crawdaddy-magazine.

“We don’t go in for glitter or glam rock. We don’t wear gorilla suits or aqualungs. Ultimately the music survives and that’s what we’re most interested in. It will establish the image for you without even working at it.” —Glenn Frey
Rensin, David. “Eagles: ‘We were too busy trying to find a good restaurant’ — a classic interview from the vaults.” The Guardian, September 24, 2015, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/eagles-1974-interview-rocks-backpages-crawdaddy-magazine.

Rudyard Kipling, author and journalist (December 30, 1865–January 18, 1936)

“One of the beauties of Jungle Law is that punishment settles all scores. There is no nagging afterward.” —Rudyard Kipling
Kipling, Rudyard. “The Jungle Book.” Project Gutenberg, January 16, 2006, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/236/236-h/236-h.htm.

“It is the hardest thing in the world to frighten a mongoose, because he is eaten up from nose to tail with curiosity.” —Rudyard Kipling
Kipling, Rudyard. “The Jungle Book.” Project Gutenberg, January 16, 2006, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/236/236-h/236-h.htm.

“Better he should be bruised from head to foot by me who love him than that he should come to harm through ignorance.” —Rudyard Kipling
Kipling, Rudyard. “The Jungle Book.” Project Gutenberg, January 16, 2006, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/236/236-h/236-h.htm.

John Tyler, former U.S. president (March 29, 1790–January 18, 1862)

“For the first time in our history the person elected to the Vice-Presidency of the United States, by the happening of a contingency provided for in the Constitution, has had devolved upon him the Presidential office.” —John Tyler
Tyler, John. “April 9, 1841: Address Upon Assuming the Office of President of the United States.” UVA Miller Center, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/april-9-1841-address-upon-assuming-office-president-united.

“In view of the fact, well avouched by history, that the tendency of all human institutions is to concentrate power in the hands of a single man, and that their ultimate downfall has proceeded from this cause, I deem it of the most essential importance that a complete separation should take place between the sword and the purse.” —John Tyler
Tyler, John. “April 9, 1841: Address Upon Assuming the Office of President of the United States.” UVA Miller Center, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/april-9-1841-address-upon-assuming-office-president-united.

“In regard to foreign nations, the groundwork of my policy will be justice on our part to all, submitting to injustice from none.” —John Tyler
Tyler, John. “April 9, 1841: Address Upon Assuming the Office of President of the United States.” UVA Miller Center, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/april-9-1841-address-upon-assuming-office-president-united.

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