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June 22 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jun 21, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on June 22.

Kurt Warner, football player (June 22, 1971–present)

“So much of playing quarterback is about the ability to process information quickly and correctly. There's just no test for that. I'm not saying other positions don't need the mental part, but the physicality is primary in a lot of other positions, whereas, at quarterback, it's not.” —Kurt Warner
Skipper, Clay. “Kurt Warner’s Story Is So Wild (and So American) it Was Made into a Christmas Movie.” GQ, December 21, 2021, https://www.gq.com/story/kurt-warner-movie-interview.

“‘Where are we ever going to keep a picture of me in my tux, my wife in her wedding dress, and a football in our hands?’ I look back on it now and I think, ‘You're a dork. Why would you do that?’ We took a couple pictures of the wedding party, all of them in a football formation.” —Kurt Warner
Skipper, Clay. “Kurt Warner’s Story Is So Wild (and So American) it Was Made into a Christmas Movie.” GQ, December 21, 2021, https://www.gq.com/story/kurt-warner-movie-interview.

Cyndi Lauper, singer and songwriter (June 22, 1953–present)

“The same people who lift you up will knock you back down.” —Cyndi Lauper
Love, Gael. “Cyndi Lauper.” Interview, April 10, 2017, https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/cyndi-lauper-1.

“You know, I’ve been playing with my hair color ever since I was nine. Not with bleach; I think the first time was for Saint Patrick’s day. I wanted green hair, so I used green food coloring. But really it began when I was 12, and I used Sun In, and then when the roots started to come in I went to Nice ‘n’ Easy. Then, before I realized it, every month I needed another bottle. And I went on to the hard stuff. Before I knew it, I tried to go back, and it was very difficult. I even tried to dye it brown.” —Cyndi Lauper
Love, Gael. “Cyndi Lauper.” Interview, April 10, 2017, https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/cyndi-lauper-1.

Meryl Streep, actor (June 22, 1949–present)

“Fiction is something you can lie down and wrap yourself up in. In reality, you’re alone on the mountaintop in the wind and the storm, and you don’t know if you’re going to be blown away.” —Meryl Streep
Interview. “Life Lessons from Meryl Streep.” Interview, June 23, 2021, https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/life-lessons-from-meryl-streep.

“I think of my career as a palette, a mess of colors, and I’ve used them all before. But they’re recombinant—and that’s what enables you to make a new person each time.” —Meryl Streep
Interview. “Life Lessons from Meryl Streep.” Interview, June 23, 2021, https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/life-lessons-from-meryl-streep.

Todd Rundgren (June 22, 1948–present)

“I could put out singles like 'I Saw the Light' and milk them. Some people put out a hit single and all of a sudden that's their 'style'. I could have a lucrative career doing that, but as soon as I have a hit, I can never do the same thing again.” —Todd Rundgren
Ross, Ron. “Todd Rundgren: ‘What I’m doing isn’t even really music’ – a classic interview from the vaults.” The Guardian, March 13, 2013, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/mar/13/todd-rundgren-classic-interview.

“Music is the way I understand how to communicate now, the way that I've learned how to communicate … but it will eventually have to go beyond that. You see I've realised that music is not what keeps people involved – it's the attitude behind the music.” —Todd Rundgren
Ross, Ron. “Todd Rundgren: ‘What I’m doing isn’t even really music’ – a classic interview from the vaults.” The Guardian, March 13, 2013, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/mar/13/todd-rundgren-classic-interview.

Billy Wilder, director and producer (June 22, 1906–March 27, 2002)

“I remember in Paris, I saw 'Forty-Second Street' thirty times in Paris, every afternoon.” —Billy Wilder
Karlstrom, Paul. “Oral history interview with Billy Wilder, 1995 February 14.” Smithsonian, February 14, 1995, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-billy-wilder-13330.

“The beauty of the French is that they hate everybody including themselves.” —Billy Wilder
Karlstrom, Paul. “Oral history interview with Billy Wilder, 1995 February 14.” Smithsonian, February 14, 1995, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-billy-wilder-13330.

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