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July 15 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 14, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 15.

Adam Savage, special effects designer (July 15, 1967–present)

“I took a couple years off to concentrate on Tested.com, my website, and then last year Discovery Channel called me back up and said hey, would you like to host this spin-off of ‘Mythbusters’? And I, like you sometimes do in conversation, I slotted the word no into the back of my mouth and was just waiting for them to finish so I could say it. And then they said ‘Mythbusters Jr.,’ and I was like oh no, that sounds great.” — Adam Savage
Rogers, Adam. “15 Years of Mythbusting: Adam Savage Speaks at WIRED25.” Wired, October 15, 2018, https://www.wired.com/video/watch/15-years-of-mythbusting-adam-savage-speaks-at-wired25.

“The thing that I've come to understand about making as I continue to examine it and talk about it and proselytize about it is that you can't make anything with your hands until you've made it in your head.” — Adam Savage
Rogers, Adam. “15 Years of Mythbusting: Adam Savage Speaks at WIRED25.” Wired, October 15, 2018, https://www.wired.com/video/watch/15-years-of-mythbusting-adam-savage-speaks-at-wired25.

Arianna Huffington, businesswoman and author (July 15, 1950–present)

“What the pandemic did was accelerate trends that were already breaking down the old model of working. We were already being forced to change the way we work and live, and the pandemic just sped that future up. The old model was fueled by stress and burnout and being always ‘on.’ When work was moved into the home for so many, it became impossible to ignore our need to rebuild those boundaries around our work and our home lives.” —Arianna Huffington
Schnall, Marianne. “Interview With Arianna Huffington On New Work-Life Strategies That Boost Resilience And Prioritize Well-Being During COVID And Beyond.” Forbes, September 15, 2020, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marianneschnall/2020/09/15/interview-with-arianna-huffington/?sh=b3daba5114ce.

“Even before the pandemic, we knew that women were bearing a disproportionate share of the mental load of running a household. That’s the effort, beyond just housework, of scheduling, dealing with school issues and problem solving. That undue burden of mental load takes a toll on women’s well-being. And that’s only increased since the pandemic.” —Arianna Huffington
Schnall, Marianne. “Interview With Arianna Huffington On New Work-Life Strategies That Boost Resilience And Prioritize Well-Being During COVID And Beyond.” Forbes, September 15, 2020, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marianneschnall/2020/09/15/interview-with-arianna-huffington/?sh=b3daba5114ce.

Linda Ronstadt, singer (July 15, 1946–present)

“Back in 1967, Tiger Beat magazine asked me what my ambition was for my career. I said I want to become a really good Mexican singer. But it wasn’t noticed or validated.” —Linda Ronstadt
Farber, Jim.  “Linda Ronstadt: ‘I had to sing those songs or I was going to die.’” The Guardian, October 20, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/20/linda-ronstadt-singer-documentary.

“Mexican Americans are always made to feel invisible.” —Linda Ronstadt
Farber, Jim.  “Linda Ronstadt: ‘I had to sing those songs or I was going to die.’” The Guardian, October 20, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/20/linda-ronstadt-singer-documentary.

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