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June 23 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jun 22, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on June 23.

Jason Mraz, singer and songwriter (June 23, 1977–present)

“Thanks to ‘I’m Yours,’ my bills are paid. Everything I get to do after that is just fun, it’s just an enormous privilege. So what can I do with this privilege that actually serves something rather than just serves my ego?” —Jason Mraz
Batista, Amanda Ferrante. “Jason Mraz – Bringing The Good Back.” The Aquarian, August 16, 2021, https://www.theaquarian.com/2021/08/16/jason-mraz-bringing-the-good-back/.

“Gratitude has always gotten me to the next level. If I’m stuck or swimming in some kind of defeat or negative space, gratitude has always been the thing.” —Jason Mraz
Batista, Amanda Ferrante. “Jason Mraz – Bringing The Good Back.” The Aquarian, August 16, 2021, https://www.theaquarian.com/2021/08/16/jason-mraz-bringing-the-good-back/.

Randy Jackson, musician and television personality (June 23, 1956–present)

“I feel like we missed a little bit on Jennifer Hudson, even though she’s gone on to do well. I felt like we missed a bit on Tamyra Gray. Tamyra was such a great singer, and such a great talent. I always think there’s some that we miss on — I mean it’s tough, you’re not going to get them all. You only really need one per season.” —Randy Jackson
Dailey, Hannah. “Randy Jackson Reflects on ‘American Idol,’ Admits Show ‘Missed a Little Bit’ by Eliminating Jennifer Hudson.” Billboard, April 27, 2022, https://www.billboard.com/culture/tv-film/randy-jackson-american-idol-miss-jennifer-hudson-elimination-1235064106/.

“If I really feel like I need to have a piece of candy, I have a small piece so that in my mind, I’m not saying, ‘No, no, no.’ The more you deny yourself, the more you’re going to go on a bender and have 18 candy bars without stopping at some point.” —Randy Jackson
Callahan, Chrissy. “Randy Jackson shares tips for managing cravings: ‘I hate the word “diet”.’” TODAY, May 5, 2022, https://www.today.com/health/diet-fitness/randy-jackson-weight-loss-tips-managing-cravings-rcna27457.

Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court justice (June 23, 1948–present)

“A law that is content based on its face is subject to strict scrutiny regardless of the government’s benign motive, content-neutral justification, or lack of ‘animus toward the ideas contained’ in the regulated speech.” —Clarence Thomas
Hudson Jr., David L. “Clarence Thomas.” The First Amendment Encyclopedia, https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1364/clarence-thomas.

“I do not see a philosophical or historical basis for asserting that ‘commercial’ speech is of ‘lower value’ than ‘noncommercial speech.’ Indeed, some historical materials suggest to the contrary.” —Clarence Thomas
Hudson Jr., David L. “Clarence Thomas.” The First Amendment Encyclopedia, https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1364/clarence-thomas.

Alan Turing, mathematician and computer scientist (June 23, 1912–June 7, 1954)

“What we want is a machine that can learn from experience.” —Alan Turing
Greve, Sebastian Sunday. “AI’s first philosopher.” Aeon, https://aeon.co/essays/why-we-should-remember-alan-turing-as-a-philosopher.

“I am more interested in the possibility of producing models of the action of the brain than in the practical applications to computing.” —Alan Turing
Greve, Sebastian Sunday. “AI’s first philosopher.” Aeon, https://aeon.co/essays/why-we-should-remember-alan-turing-as-a-philosopher.

David Ogilvy, advertising tycoon (June 23, 1911–July 21, 1999)

“If you can’t market yourself, how can you possibly market anything?” —David Ogilvy
Bullmore, Joe. “David Ogilvy: Life lessons from the godfather of advertising.” Gentleman’s Journal, https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/article/david-ogilvy-life-lessons-godfather-advertising/.

“The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife. You insult her intelligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything. She wants all the information you can give her.” —David Ogilvy
Bullmore, Joe. “David Ogilvy: Life lessons from the godfather of advertising.” Gentleman’s Journal, https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/article/david-ogilvy-life-lessons-godfather-advertising/.

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