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July 13 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 12, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 13.

Erno Rubik, inventor (July 13, 1944–present)

"It speaks to the noblest, universally shared human characteristics: curiosity, playfulness, problem-solving and intelligence. No matter your social background, colour of your skin, age or gender: the Cube encapsulates the puzzle of us all.” —Erno Rubik
Guinness World Records. “An interview with Rubik's Cube creator Ernő Rubik.” Guinness World Records, July 13, 2021, https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2021/7/an-interview-with-rubiks-cube-creator-erno-rubik-667516.

“Well, it was clear from the get-go that the Cube is all about vast complexities and astronomic numbers. Obviously, I wasn’t equipped with the knowledge to fully understand its significance for group theory, combinatorics or algorithms. However, professional mathematicians had a great part in making the Cube the international success it has become by their early enthusiasm – that  fortunately hasn’t wavered since.” —Erno Rubik
Guinness World Records. “An interview with Rubik's Cube creator Ernő Rubik.” Guinness World Records, July 13, 2021, https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2021/7/an-interview-with-rubiks-cube-creator-erno-rubik-667516.

Harrison Ford, actor (July 13, 1942–present)

“The original ‘Star Wars’ that I was a part of really was the beginning of my working life and I was very, very grateful for the opportunity that I had in that film and for the success of that film.” —Harrison Ford
Heaf, Jonathan. “Harrison Ford 2015 interview: ‘in the third one I thought let's have Solo killed.’” GQ, May 5, 2020, https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/harrison-ford-2015-interview.

“Star Wars has achieved a kind of currency that is pretty rare. It’s an old movie. But still young kids know about it. That has been the luck of my career so far as I can work out.” —Harrison Ford
Heaf, Jonathan. “Harrison Ford 2015 interview: ‘in the third one I thought let's have Solo killed.’” GQ, May 5, 2020, https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/harrison-ford-2015-interview.

Patrick Stewart, actor (July 13, 1940–present)

“As the seven seasons of TNG went by, the distinction between Jean-Luc Picard and Patrick Stewart became thinner and thinner, until it was impossible for me to know where he left off and I began. So much of what I believed and felt went into that show.” —Patrick Stewart
Lawson, Mark. “Patrick Stewart: ‘I’d go straight home and drink until I passed out.’” The Guardian, March 2, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/mar/02/patrick-stewart-interview-star-trek-picard.

“Theatrical reality is a lot more complex than some people think. If the ‘authenticity’ rules had been in place for the last 100 years, we would have missed so many performances. I still want to explore everything as an actor.” —Patrick Stewart
Lawson, Mark. “Patrick Stewart: ‘I’d go straight home and drink until I passed out.’” The Guardian, March 2, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/mar/02/patrick-stewart-interview-star-trek-picard.

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