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May 13 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on May 12, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on May 13.

Stevie Wonder, singer and songwriter (May 13, 1950–present)

“I like the iPhone, the iPad, all the various members of that family. But I like all the various technologies that are becoming available to make the world more accessible to people who are blind and with low vision. I also like that more and more people are committing themselves to close captioning so the deaf can really know what’s going on. I like the position of making buildings more accessible by having ramps and various ways people who are paraplegic to be able to get around. As much as there is voice output in a lot of the technology, I like the fact that they’re making apps that also allow you to read Braille.” —Stevie Wonder
Cooper, Chet and Martirosyan, Lia. “Isnt He Lovely — Stevie Wonder.” Ability Magazine, https://abilitymagazine.com/isnt-lovely-stevie-wonder/.

“I think that to me, the issues that we have dealing with world peace, we just need to deal with one very simple thing, and it would go away. And that is, man has to get rid of his ego.” —Stevie Wonder
Cooper, Chet and Martirosyan, Lia. “Isnt He Lovely — Stevie Wonder.” Ability Magazine, https://abilitymagazine.com/isnt-lovely-stevie-wonder/.

Bea Arthur, actor (May 13, 1922–April 25, 2009)

“I was raised in the theater and, as it turned out, a TV show was like performing a new one-act play.” —Bea Arthur
Gardner, Will. “The Bea Arthur Interview.” Portland Mercury, October 13, 2005, https://www.portlandmercury.com/film/the-bea-arthur-interview/Content?oid=35024.

“There are some shows I like—‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ I watch news shows and political programs. Old movies.” —Bea Arthur
Gardner, Will. “The Bea Arthur Interview.” Portland Mercury, October 13, 2005, https://www.portlandmercury.com/film/the-bea-arthur-interview/Content?oid=35024.

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