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July 8 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 7, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 8.

Toby Keith, singer and songwriter (July 8, 1961–present)

“I've never been a registered Republican.” —Toby Keith
Fischer, William. “The Untold Truth of Toby Keith.” Grunge, June 16, 2022, https://www.grunge.com/897542/the-untold-truth-of-toby-keith/.

“It's nice to have something you're married to, that's your calling. Instead of just having your foundation be scattered everywhere...it's like, ‘Mine goes over here, to OK Kids Korral.’” —Toby Keith
Fischer, William. “The Untold Truth of Toby Keith.” Grunge, June 16, 2022, https://www.grunge.com/897542/the-untold-truth-of-toby-keith/.

Kevin Bacon, actor (July 8, 1958–present)

“Hollywood in general is pretty fickle, and it doesn't stick around long if it hasn't been working with your name above the title.” —Kevin Bacon
Kirkland, Justin. “No One Knows The Real Kevin Bacon, But Everyone Has a Favorite Version of Him.” Esquire, May 17, 2021, https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a36421910/kevin-bacon-city-on-a-hill-season-2-finale-tiktok-interview/.

“If I'm not creating something, I don't really know what to do.” —Kevin Bacon
Kirkland, Justin. “No One Knows The Real Kevin Bacon, But Everyone Has a Favorite Version of Him.” Esquire, May 17, 2021, https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a36421910/kevin-bacon-city-on-a-hill-season-2-finale-tiktok-interview/.

Nelson Rockefeller, businessman and former U.S. vice president (July 8, 1908–January 26, 1979)

“As President Eisenhower said only two hours ago from this very rostrum, the Republican Party should reject extremism from either the left or the right.” —Nelson Rockefeller
New York Daily News. “Nelson Rockefeller on future of Republican Party at 1964 GOP Convention.” New York Daily News, January 26, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irlt79z6sss.

“To generate a new era of progress we need not only to focus sharply on the problems of our times, but to anticipate the problems of the future as well.” —Nelson Rockefeller
Rockefeller, Nelson. “Transcript of audio file excerpt: Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s first State of the State address, January 1959.” New York State Archives, January 1959, http://www.archives.nysed.gov/common/archives/files/audio_archival_rockefeller_state_of_state.pdf.

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