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June 28 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jun 27, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on June 28.

Elon Musk, businessman (June 28, 1971–present)

“I intend to personally support Dogecoin because I just know a lot of people who are not that wealthy who, you know, have encouraged me to buy and support Dogecoin.” —Elon Musk
Whitley, Angus. “Elon Musk Sounds Off on Recession Risk, Twitter Deal and Trump.” Bloomberg, June 21, 2022, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-06-21/elon-musk-interview-tesla-ceo-on-recession-twitter-takeover-dogecoin-trump.

“We really want to wake up in the morning and look forward to the future. We want to be excited about what's going to happen. And life cannot simply be about sort of, solving one miserable problem after another.” —Elon Musk
Anderson, Chris. “Transcript.” TED, April 2022, https://www.ted.com/talks/elon_musk_a_future_worth_getting_excited_about/transcript.

Kathy Bates, actor (June 28, 1948–present)

“About people like Weinstein and the casting couch and all of that, I have a confession. In my day, if you went up to a guy’s hotel room, you knew exactly why you were going and in those days it was consensual. Times were different, but I really support the women who are coming forward now and I’m not happy about the men who are being accused falsely – but the ones who deserve all they’re getting, my feeling is hey, go for it.” —Kathy Bates
Patterson, John. “Kathy Bates: ‘I told Clint that after 50 years, I feel like I’ve hit the big time.’” The Guardian, January 17, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jan/17/kathy-bates-richard-jewell-i-told-clint-after-50-years-i-feel-like-ive-hit-the-big-time.

“If I’m proud of anything, it’s leaving behind me such a wide range of interesting, real women.” —Kathy Bates
Patterson, John. “Kathy Bates: ‘I told Clint that after 50 years, I feel like I’ve hit the big time.’” The Guardian, January 17, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jan/17/kathy-bates-richard-jewell-i-told-clint-after-50-years-i-feel-like-ive-hit-the-big-time.

Gilda Radner, comedian and actor (June 28, 1946–May 20, 1989)

“I started out to write a book called ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Housewife.’ I wanted to write a collection of stories, poems, and vignettes about things like my toaster oven and my relationships with plumbers, mailmen and delivery people. But life dealt me a much more complicated story. On October 21, 1986, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.” —Gilda Radner
Radner, Gilda. “It’s Always Something.” Simon & Schuster, May 19, 2009.

“Cancer is probably the most unfunny thing in the world, but I’m a comedienne, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing humor in what I went through.” —Gilda Radner
Radner, Gilda. “It’s Always Something.” Simon & Schuster, May 19, 2009.

Mel Brooks, comedian and filmmaker (June 28, 1926–present)

“People say, ‘Out of the suffering of Jews, the need to laugh is critical for the survival of the race.’ But we didn’t become comics out of misery. We became comics because there are a lot of laughs in Jewish households.” —Mel Brooks
Freeman, Hadley. “Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great.’” The Guardian, December 4, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/dec/04/mel-brooks-on-losing-the-loves-of-his-life-people-know-how-good-carl-reiner-was-but-not-how-great.

“When I saw ‘Hamilton’ I wrote, ‘It’s the best musical ever on Broadway (except for ‘The Producers’). That’s how it is in show-business. It’s always, ‘You’re good – but you’re not me!’” —Mel Brooks
Freeman, Hadley. “Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great.’” The Guardian, December 4, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/dec/04/mel-brooks-on-losing-the-loves-of-his-life-people-know-how-good-carl-reiner-was-but-not-how-great.

John Wesley, theologian (June 28, 1703–March 2, 1791)

“Yea, two persons may do the same outward work; suppose, feeding the hungry, or clothing the naked; and, in the meantime, one of these may be truly religious, and the other have no religion at all: For the one may act from the love of God, and the other from the love of praise.” —John Wesley
Wesley, John. “The Way of the Kingdom.” The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House, https://www.wesleysheritage.org.uk/exhibits/john-wesleys-sermons/sermon-sheet/?o=2666&t=.

“It is God alone who can cast out Satan. But he is generally pleased to do this by man as an instrument in his hand: who is then said to cast out devils in his name, by his power and authority.” —John Wesley
Wesley, John. “A Caution against Bigotry.” The Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House, https://www.wesleysheritage.org.uk/exhibits/john-wesleys-sermons/sermon-sheet/?o=2697&t=.

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