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July 20 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 19, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 20.

Gisele Bundchen, model (July 20, 1980–present)

“My children, they are like white canvases. When Benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it's dessert!” —Gisele Bundchen
Fitzpatrick, Tommye. “Gisele Bundchen Talks About Her Success and Her Diet.” PopSugar, November 1, 2011, https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Gisele-Bundchen-Diet-Interview-Vogue-UK-December-2011-20231164.

“I love meat. C'mon, I'm Brazilian! But I also love animals. So what I find really helpful — you might think I'm crazy — is that before I eat any meat I always take one second of silence to put my hands over it and bless it and be grateful at least that it was a life.” —Gisele Bundchen
Fitzpatrick, Tommye. “Gisele Bundchen Talks About Her Success and Her Diet.” PopSugar, November 1, 2011, https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Gisele-Bundchen-Diet-Interview-Vogue-UK-December-2011-20231164.

Sandra Oh, actor (July 20, 1971—present)

“The thing that I'm most proud about with ‘The Chair’ is how it's translated to people of color who are living and working in mostly white spaces. What I hope is that anyone who's watching it can say, ‘That could easily be me.’” —Sandra Oh
Chiu, Melody. “Sandra Oh on Finding Hope and 'Commonality' in Fraught Times: ‘We Need to Move Through Fear.’” People, December 1, 2021, https://people.com/tv/sandra-oh-people-person-of-the-year-2021-move-through-fear/.

“I went from not being able to go out, like hiding in restaurants, to then being able to manage attention, manage expectation, while not losing the sense of self. You just have to work at finding your way to stay grounded. And a lot of times, that's by saying no.” —Sandra Oh
Park, Sabrina. “Sandra Oh Speaks Out About Her ‘Traumatic’ Rise to Fame on ‘Grey's Anatomy.’” Harper’s Bazaar, August 31, 2021, https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a37442455/sandra-oh-new-fame-household-name-greys-anatomy/.

Carlos Santana, musician (July 20, 1947–present)

“There was certain music – it wasn’t the color, it was just the sound. If a sound is not what I need, which is mufti-dimensional via Africa, then my body would reject it.” —Carlos Santana
Uitti, Jacob. “Carlos Santana: ‘When I found the guitar, it was like seeing flying saucers and Moby Dick and discovering the spiritual orgasm all at once.’” Guitar World, October 19, 2021, https://www.guitarworld.com/features/carlos-santana-blessings-and-miracles.

“When you have enthusiasm, you have a lot of energy. People who are boring, pathetic, pitiful and predictable, they have no energy. There’s no enthusiasm in there. I’m not trying to put anybody down. I’m just saying there’s no energy in there.” —Carlos Santana
Uitti, Jacob. “Carlos Santana: ‘When I found the guitar, it was like seeing flying saucers and Moby Dick and discovering the spiritual orgasm all at once.’” Guitar World, October 19, 2021, https://www.guitarworld.com/features/carlos-santana-blessings-and-miracles.

Mike Ilitch, businessman (July 20, 1929–February 10, 2017)

“Winning one World Series is like winning two or three championships in other sports.” —Mike Ilitch
Wojnowski, Bob. “A rare in-depth interview with Mike Ilitch.” The Detroit News, February 11, 2017, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2017/02/11/rare-depth-mike-ilitch/97777584/.

“It's almost like going to church, when you got 45,000 people singing ‘Take me out to the ballgame.’ I mean, the smell of the hot dogs, everything.” —Mike Ilitch
Wojnowski, Bob. “A rare in-depth interview with Mike Ilitch.” The Detroit News, February 11, 2017, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2017/02/11/rare-depth-mike-ilitch/97777584/.

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