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July 30 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 29, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 30.

Lisa Kudrow, actor (July 30, 1963–present)

“I'd like there to be a ‘Lilo & Stitch’ musical.” —Lisa Kudrow
Hullender, Tatiana. “Lisa Kudrow Interview: Better Nate Than Ever.” ScreenRant, March 25, 2022, https://screenrant.com/lisa-kudrow-interview-better-nate-than-ever/.

“Junior high was friendless. Then I found play production and acting, and I made some friends.” —Lisa Kudrow
Sanwari, Ahad. “Lisa Kudrow reveals the heartbreaking reason for this huge transformation.” Hello!, June 23, 2021, https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/20210623116045/friends-lisa-kudrow-heartbreaking-reasons-for-transformation/.

Laurence Fishburne, actor (July 30, 1961–present)

“I was doing an interview in New York almost 20 years ago. A woman from Texas came up and interrupted the interview, 'I don't mean to bother you, but can I have your autograph Mr. Jackson?' And so I wrote blah, blah, blah, Sam Jackson. So Sam and I have this running gag about it. Once upon a time people used to confuse Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman... it's not a bad problem to have.” —Laurence Fishburne
CBC. “Laurence Fishburne Talks About Being Mistaken For Samuel L. Jackson.” CBC, https://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos/laurence-fishburne-mistaken-for-samuel-l-jackson-strombo.

“I once rode my motorcycle in the UAE through the empty quarter, through Oman and Bahrain and back.” —Laurence Fishburne
Deckelmeier, Joe. “Laurence Fishburne Interview: The Ice Road.” ScreenRant, June 28, 2021, https://screenrant.com/ice-road-movie-laurence-fishburne-interview/.

Kate Bush, singer and songwriter (July 30, 1958–present)

“I really like people to hear a song and take from it what they want.” —Kate Bush
Garcia, Thania. “In Rare Interview, Kate Bush Raves About ‘Stranger Things,’ Reveals Meaning of ‘Running Up That Hill’” Variety, June 22, 2022, https://variety.com/2022/music/news/kate-bush-first-interview-stranger-things-running-up-that-hill-1235299970/.

“Gardening is my thing now.” —Kate Bush
Garcia, Thania. “In Rare Interview, Kate Bush Raves About ‘Stranger Things,’ Reveals Meaning of ‘Running Up That Hill’” Variety, June 22, 2022, https://variety.com/2022/music/news/kate-bush-first-interview-stranger-things-running-up-that-hill-1235299970/.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and politician (July 30, 1947–present)

“The pressure is always on with every movie that you do.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
Carmen and Sally. “6th Day, The : Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/307/6th-day-the-interview-with-arnold-schwarzenegger.phtml.

“I love what science brings. I love the development of it. I'm not worried about it or scared as some people are. I think cloning, used in the right hands, could be fantastic.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
Carmen and Sally. “6th Day, The : Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/307/6th-day-the-interview-with-arnold-schwarzenegger.phtml.

Peter Bogdanovich, director (July 30, 1939–January 6, 2022)

“I stole the idea of using no score from 'Rear Window,' Hitchcock’s picture. He has a score at the start and at the end, but all through the rest of the picture, nothing. Just sounds — a record playing or something. I’ve used it for virtually all the pictures I’ve made.” —Peter Bogdanovich
Watts, Jon. “Peter Bogdanovich Talks Paper Moon With Spider-Man Director Jon Watts.” Empire, July 1, 2022, https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/peter-bogdanovich-paper-moon-jon-watts-director-interview/.

“Whenever I do a period picture, I look at what songs were popular in that period. This movie was set in 1935, and as I was looking down at the list I saw a song called ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’. For some reason those two words jumped out at me. And the song kind of goes with the story.” —Peter Bogdanovich
Watts, Jon. “Peter Bogdanovich Talks Paper Moon With Spider-Man Director Jon Watts.” Empire, July 1, 2022, https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/peter-bogdanovich-paper-moon-jon-watts-director-interview/.

Henry Ford, business magnate (July 30, 1863–April 7, 1947)

“Faith is what we gather from experience.” —Henry Ford
Bone, James. “A talk with Henry Ford.” The Guardian, November 16, 1940, https://www.theguardian.com/century/1940-1949/Story/0,,127365,00.html.

“All the world is looking for a substitute. And, like all much-sought-after things, we find it right at our elbow. The substitute for gasoline is alcohol, which experiment has shown works even better than gasoline, is cheaper and more powerful; which can be manufactured very cheaply - from some materials as low as 10 cents a gallon - half the present price of gasoline - and which, because of its presence in a thousand different forms of vegetation, renewed year after year, is in unlimited supply” —Henry Ford
Detroit Evening Journal. “The first part of a multiple day interview between Henry Ford and the Detroit Evening Journal, sometime around November 5, 1916.” MTFCA.com, 1916, http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/Interview_between_Henry_Ford_and_the_Detroit_Evening_Journal-154514-662222.pdf.

Emily Bronte, novelist (July 30, 1818–December 19, 1848)

“Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” —Emily Bronte
Bronte, Emily. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Wuthering Heights.” Project Gutenberg, January 18, 2022, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/768/768-h/768-h.htm.

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Bronte
Bronte, Emily. “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Wuthering Heights.” Project Gutenberg, January 18, 2022, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/768/768-h/768-h.htm.

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