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July 6 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 5, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 6.

Sylvester Stallone, actor and filmmaker (July 6, 1946–present)

“Actually, ‘Rocky’ was never really about boxing, it was about personal triumph.” —Sylvester Stallone
Stallings, Antonio. “Why Sylvester Stallone Once Felt ‘Trapped’ by His ‘Rocky’ Character.” Showbiz CheatSheet, February 4, 2022, https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/sylvester-stallone-felt-trapped-rocky-character.html/.

“I felt trapped by the Rocky image. I thought: ‘Don’t people realize that I am not a supposedly thick-tongued, punchy individual? That I wrote this and I was involved in the production?’ But people were writing constantly about what a Neanderthal I was in private life, that I really was Rock. That I was just snatched off the streets and that it was the only role I was capable of playing.” —Sylvester Stallone
Stallings, Antonio. “Why Sylvester Stallone Once Felt ‘Trapped’ by His ‘Rocky’ Character.” Showbiz CheatSheet, February 4, 2022, https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/sylvester-stallone-felt-trapped-rocky-character.html/.

George W. Bush, former US president (July 6, 1946–present)

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.” —George W. Bush
Bush, George W. “Statement by the President in His Address to the Nation.” The White House, September 2001, https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010911-16.html.

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” —George W. Bush
Bush, George W. “Statement by the President in His Address to the Nation.” The White House, September 2001, https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010911-16.html.

Pat Paulsen, comedian (July 6, 1927–April 24, 1997)

“I am neither a hawk nor a dove. I am more or less middle of the bird. I feel that if you get too much right wing, or left wing, you tend to fly in circles.” —Pat Paulsen
Rogers, Ricky. “Nashville Then: Comedian Pat Paulsen's 1968 campaign for the presidency.” Tennessean, March 23, 2018, https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/23/comedian-pat-paulsen-1968-campaign-president-nashville/450499002/.

“Poverty is necessary. Because without it, we couldn't have a poverty program. And the poverty program has the right answer. Good administration. You can't just give poor people money. The poor people will just go out and buy food and clothes and pay rent and junk like that.” —Pat Paulsen
Paulsen, Pat. “The War On Poverty.” Patpaulsenforpresident.com, April 16, 1967, http://patpaulsenforpresident.com/poverty.html.

Nancy Reagan, former US first lady (July 6, 1921–March 6, 2016)

 “My antennae always go up when I feel somebody is trying to end-run Ronnie and has their own agenda. And that's when I step in.” —Nancy Reagan
CBS News. “The devotion of Nancy Reagan.” CBS News, April 11, 2021, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-devotion-of-nancy-reagan/.

“I was strong. I had to be, because Ronnie liked everybody and sometimes didn’t see or refused to see what the people around him were really up to. But everything I did, I did for Ronnie. I did for love.” —Nancy Reagan
Colacello, Bob. “The Bipartisan Appeal of Nancy Reagan: Class, Strength, and, Oh, That Laugh.” Vanity Fair, March 7, 2016, https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/03/bob-colacello-on-nancy-reagan?gclid=CjwKCAjwwo-WBhAMEiwAV4dybSx54tg9QKnE0DzSDri1VL84QET9EKpuW9JN6htOObwR7f1yEHrSVBoCsXIQAvD_BwE.

Frida Kahlo, artist (July 6, 1907–July 13, 1954)

“I didn’t study with anyone. I just started to paint.” —Frida Kahlo
Devaney, Susan. “Why this 1933 interview with Frida Kahlo has gone viral.” Stylist, 2019, https://www.stylist.co.uk/people/frida-kahlo-interview-viral-twitter-feminism-art-1933-celebrities/222520.

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