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July 26 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 25, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 26.

Mick Jagger, singer (July 26, 1943–present)

“It’s much easier today for people in music to get film parts. There used to be a lot of prejudice against people in the music business – it was like they could only do that one thing, and it was just stunt casting really that you were offered.” —Mick Jagger
Gilbey, Ryan. “Mick Jagger on acting: ‘Jack Nicholson told me to start with a character’s sex life.’” The Guardian, March 29, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/29/mick-jagger-acting-jack-nicholson-sex-slow-horses-performance-bent-dragged-ned-kelly.

“What little acting I’ve done, I’ve always enjoyed. But just because you’re on stage entertaining 50,000 people, it doesn’t follow necessarily that you’re going to be a very good actor.” —Mick Jagger
Gilbey, Ryan. “Mick Jagger on acting: ‘Jack Nicholson told me to start with a character’s sex life.’” The Guardian, March 29, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/mar/29/mick-jagger-acting-jack-nicholson-sex-slow-horses-performance-bent-dragged-ned-kelly.

Stanley Kubrick, director (July 26, 1928–March 7, 1999)

“I hear people try to do it — give the five-line summary — but if a film has any substance or subtlety, whatever you say is never complete, it’s usually wrong, and it’s necessarily simplistic: truth is too multifaceted to be contained in a five-line summary. If the work is good, what you say about it is usually irrelevant.” —Stanley Kubrick
Cahill, Tim. “The Rolling Stone Interview: Stanley Kubrick in 1987.” Rolling Stone, 1987, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/the-rolling-stone-interview-stanley-kubrick-in-1987-90904/.

“I literally go into bookstores, close my eyes and take things off the shelf. If I don’t like the book after a bit, I don’t finish it. But I like to be surprised.” —Stanley Kubrick
Cahill, Tim. “The Rolling Stone Interview: Stanley Kubrick in 1987.” Rolling Stone, 1987, https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/the-rolling-stone-interview-stanley-kubrick-in-1987-90904/.

Aldous Huxley, author (July 26, 1894–November 22, 1963)

“Generally, I write everything many times over. All my thoughts are second thoughts. And I correct each page a great deal, or rewrite it several times as I go along.” —Aldous Huxley
Wickes, George and Fraser, Raymond. “Aldous Huxley, The Art of Fiction No. 24.” The Paris Review, Spring 1960, https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4698/the-art-of-fiction-no-24-aldous-huxley.

“I like to have a chapter finished before I begin on the next one. But I’m never entirely certain what’s going to happen in the next chapter until I’ve worked it out. Things come to me in driblets, and when the driblets come I have to work hard to make them into something coherent.” —Aldous Huxley
Wickes, George and Fraser, Raymond. “Aldous Huxley, The Art of Fiction No. 24.” The Paris Review, Spring 1960, https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4698/the-art-of-fiction-no-24-aldous-huxley.

Carl Jung, psychoanalyst (July 26, 1875–June 6, 1061)

“I do not consider scientific work as a dogmatic contest, but rather as a work done for the increase and deepening of knowledge.” —Carl Jung
Jung, C.G. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Psychology of the Unconscious.” Project Gutenberg, July 23, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/65903/65903-h/65903-h.htm#f57.

“We know, from much psychoanalytic experience, that whenever one recounts his phantasies or his dreams, he deals not only with the most important and intimate of his problems, but with the one the most painful at that moment.” —Carl Jung
Jung, C.G. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Psychology of the Unconscious.” Project Gutenberg, July 23, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/65903/65903-h/65903-h.htm#f57.

George Bernard Shaw, playwright (July 26, 1856–November 2, 1950)

“If you can’t appreciate what you’ve got, you’d better get what you can appreciate.” —George Bernard Shaw
Shaw, George Bernard. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Pygmalion.” Project Gutenberg, February 1, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3825/3825-h/3825-h.htm.

“German and Spanish are accessible to foreigners: English is not accessible even to Englishmen.” —George Bernard Shaw
Shaw, George Bernard. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Pygmalion.” Project Gutenberg, February 1, 2021, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3825/3825-h/3825-h.htm.

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