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July 14 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 13, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 14.

Ingmar Bergman, director (July 14, 1918–July 30, 2007)

“For most people, a film is a short-lived product, like soap, matches, or polished false teeth. But not for the film director. He lives with his opus (like the devil, he does) until opening night, when he unwillingly surrenders it to the public.” —Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman. “Ingmar Bergman Interviews Himself.” Criterion, June 7, 2012, https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2327-ingmar-bergman-interviews-himself.

“In a country where the climate seldom gives you an opportunity for anything but a tub bath, ice bath, or Finnish sauna—except possibly once or twice a year—we ought to be given, through the cinema, the illusion of some idyllic region where well-shaped young girls splash about as God created them, without getting goose bumps all the way down to their toes.” —Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman. “Ingmar Bergman Interviews Himself.” Criterion, June 7, 2012, https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2327-ingmar-bergman-interviews-himself.

Gerald Ford, former US president (July 14, 1913–December 26, 2006)

“After years of bitter controversy and divisive national debate, I have been advised, and I am compelled to conclude that many months and perhaps more years will have to pass before Richard Nixon could obtain a fair trial by jury in any jurisdiction of the United States under governing decisions of the Supreme Court.” —Gerald Ford
Ford, Gerald. “September 8, 1974: Remarks on Pardoning Richard Nixon.” Miller Center, September 8, 1974, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/september-8-1974-remarks-pardoning-richard-nixon.

“I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.” —Gerald Ford
Ford, Gerald. “September 8, 1974: Remarks on Pardoning Richard Nixon.” Miller Center, September 8, 1974, https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/september-8-1974-remarks-pardoning-richard-nixon.

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