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July 22 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 21, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 22.

Danny Glover, actor (July 22, 1946–present)

“We all are born within some sort of cultural, social, sociological as well as historical context and they will dominate or dictate what is happening around us. Then, when societal changes begin to happen, we are confronted with what we must embrace, and who we have to be, to take advantage of the opportunity of the change. Much of this is connected to the context in how you see yourself in relationship to power.” —Danny Glover
Ability Magazine. “Actor and Activist, Danny Glover.” Ability Magazine, 2002, https://www.abilitymagazine.com/glover_interview.html.

“Music has been a kind of lightening rod for whatever transformations have occurred historically. Writers and cultural philosophers have talked about this from the beginning, at least the whole twentieth century, which any kind of mad movement in cultural reinterpretation has been led to some extent through the music and rhythm of African Americans.” —Danny Glover
Ability Magazine. “Actor and Activist, Danny Glover.” Ability Magazine, 2002, https://www.abilitymagazine.com/glover_interview.html.

Alex Trebek, game show host (July 22, 1940–November 8, 2020)

“People ask me, ‘Who would you like to replace you?’ The decision will be out of my hands.” —Alex Trebek
Marchese, David. “In Conversation: Alex Trebek.” Vulture, November 19, 2018, https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-trebek-jeopardy-in-conversation.html.

“People think because I’m the host of a fairly serious, intelligence-based quiz show that I must know all the answers. I do — because they’re written on a sheet of paper in front of me. And audiences are always surprised when they discover that I like to fix things around the house, that I’m not a nerdy person who spends all his time researching information that might come in handy on Jeopardy!. But I don’t mind surprising people in that way.” —Alex Trebek
Marchese, David. “In Conversation: Alex Trebek.” Vulture, November 19, 2018, https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-trebek-jeopardy-in-conversation.html.

Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer (July 22, 1932–October 20, 2014)

“I only entertain friends at home. I never do business entertaining at my house.” —Oscar de la Renta
Bon Appetit. “Oscar de la Renta's 1989 Bon Appétit Interview.” Bon Appetit, October 21, 2014, https://www.bonappetit.com/people/celebrities/article/oscar-de-la-renta-interview.

“My work is a celebration of a woman's beauty and femininity.” —Oscar de la Renta
Chen, Vivian. “Interview: Oscar de la Renta's passion for fashion.” Style, October 2, 2014, https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1600279/oscar-de-la-rentas-never-ending-passion-fashion.

Bob Dole, politician (July 22, 1923–December 5, 2021)

“Experiencing a disability yourself, you could almost walk around with a blindfold and pick out the other people with disabilities. There is something about a sense you develop.” —Bob Dole
Cooper, Chet. “Bob Dole Interview with Chet Cooper.” Ability Magazine, 1999, https://abilitymagazine.com/bob-dole-interview-with-chet-cooper/.

“Some people shy away from the subject of disabilities. They are embarrassed. They don’t know how to deal with somebody in a wheelchair. Having a disability changes your whole life, not just your attitude. Prior to my injury I was a pretty good athlete, but afterwards I learned to apply myself more and made good grades for a change.” —Bob Dole
Cooper, Chet. “Bob Dole Interview with Chet Cooper.” Ability Magazine, 1999, https://abilitymagazine.com/bob-dole-interview-with-chet-cooper/.

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