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June 21 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jun 20, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on June 21.

Prince William, British royal (June 21, 1982–present)

“While no one's grandmother thanks them for talking about their age, my own grandmother has been alive for nearly a century.” —Prince William
MacLeod, Melanie. “Prince William makes cheeky comment about Queen during Jubilee concert - royals react.” HELLO!, June 4, 2022, https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/20220604142067/prince-william-joke-queen-age-platinum-jubilee/.

“Today, in 2022, as the queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the pressing need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent.” —Prince William
Frangoul, Anmar. “‘There is hope’: Prince William in rallying cry for the environment.” CNBC, June 6, 2022, https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/06/there-is-hope-prince-william-in-rallying-cry-for-the-environment.html.

Brandon Flowers, singer and songwriter (June 21, 1981–present)

“It’s no secret that I didn’t have a lot of struggle in my upbringing. My parents stayed together; they loved me and nurtured me.” —Brandon Flowers
Trendell, Andrew. “The Killers: ‘There are a lot of young people unsure of their place in this world.’” NME, August 13, 2021, https://www.nme.com/big-reads/the-killers-cover-interview-2021-pressure-machine-3017430.

“I believe that we’re all born with a light. The more that we toil and persevere, the more we’re able to harness and reflect it. I was more drawn to the characters who were more laissez-faire about their light – or had just flat-out stamped it out. The characters that kicked against it stood out to me. When I was a kid, I just saw them as dangerous or bad. Now, of course, I’m 40 years old; I’ve lived a little and I have a lot more empathy for the decisions that those people made.” —Brandon Flowers
Trendell, Andrew. “The Killers: ‘There are a lot of young people unsure of their place in this world.’” NME, August 13, 2021, https://www.nme.com/big-reads/the-killers-cover-interview-2021-pressure-machine-3017430.

Chris Pratt, actor (June 21, 1979–present)

“Well, I've stolen my fair share of keepsakes. On every movie, I take props home.” —Chris Pratt
Crossan, Ash. “Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard Interview: Jurassic World Dominion.” Screen Rant, June 10, 2022, https://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-dominion-chris-pratt-bryce-dallas-howard-interview/.

“I always attach much sentiment to little items, which my wife finds drives her crazy because she doesn't like clutter. And I'm like, ‘You can't get rid of that stapler! It's from the set of Parks.’” —Chris Pratt
Crossan, Ash. “Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard Interview: Jurassic World Dominion.” Screen Rant, June 10, 2022, https://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-dominion-chris-pratt-bryce-dallas-howard-interview/.

Jean-Paul Sartre, playwright and novelist (June 21, 1905–April 15, 1980)

“I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.” —Jean-Paul Sartre
Sartre, Jean Paul. “No Exit and Three Other Plays.” Vanderbilt, https://www.vanderbilt.edu/olli/class-materials/Jean-Paul_Sartre.pdf.

“I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It always made me want to do just the opposite.” —Jean-Paul Sartre
Sartre, Jean Paul. “No Exit and Three Other Plays.” Vanderbilt, https://www.vanderbilt.edu/olli/class-materials/Jean-Paul_Sartre.pdf.

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