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May 24 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on May 23, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on May 24.

Priscilla Presley, actor (May 24, 1945–present)

“I loved taking care of Elvis very much. I loved tending to him. I loved feeding him. We would baby talk, because you have to have your own language when you have that many people around. It was a good life. It was different, but it was ours.” —Priscilla Presley
Tracy, Brianne. “Priscilla Presley Was So ‘Nervous’ About Elvis Being Alone That She'd ‘Go with Him to Get His Teeth Cleaned.’” People, September 1, 2021, https://people.com/music/priscilla-presley-was-so-nervous-about-elvis-being-alone-exclusive/.

“I truly cherish the great times. As you grow up, there are always fears and insecurities, but as you get older you understand it all.” —Priscilla Presley
Tracy, Brianne. “Priscilla Presley Was So ‘Nervous’ About Elvis Being Alone That She'd ‘Go with Him to Get His Teeth Cleaned.’” People, September 1, 2021, https://people.com/music/priscilla-presley-was-so-nervous-about-elvis-being-alone-exclusive/.

Gary Burghoff, actor (May 24, 1943–present)

“In the original feature film ‘MASH,’ I created Radar as a lone, darker, and somewhat sardonic character; kind of a shadowy figure. I continued these qualities for a short time until I realized that the TV ‘M*A*S*H’ characters were developing in a different direction from the film characters.” —Gary Burghoff
Rutland, Joe. “‘M*A*S*H’: How Gary Burghoff Felt About Bringing Radar O’Reilly to the Small Screen.” American Entertainment, April 21, 2022, https://outsider.com/american-entertainment/tv-2/classic-tv/mash-how-gary-burghoff-felt-about-bringing-radar-oreilly-to-small-screen/.

“Family, to me, became the most important thing. I was not available as a father because of my work.” —Gary Burghoff
Phillips, Patrick. “The Real Reason Gary Burghoff Left MASH.” Looper, March 14, 2022, https://www.looper.com/798073/the-real-reason-gary-burghoff-left-mash/.

Bob Dylan, singer and songwriter (May 24, 1941–present)

“You sing ‘Autumn Leaves’ and you have to know something about love and loss and feel it just as much, or there’s no point in doing it. It’s too deep a song. A schoolboy could never do it convincingly.” —Bob Dylan
Love, Robert. “Bob Dylan Uncut.” AARP, https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/celebrities/info-2015/bob-dylan-magazine-interview.html.

“I never wanted to be a singer that sings at somebody. I’ve always wanted to sing to somebody.” —Bob Dylan
Love, Robert. “Bob Dylan Uncut.” AARP, https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/celebrities/info-2015/bob-dylan-magazine-interview.html.

Queen Victoria, former queen of the UK (May 24, 1819–January 22, 1901)

“The severe and afflicting loss, which the Nation has sustained by the death of his Majesty, my beloved Uncle, has developed upon me the duty of administering the Government of this empire. This awful responsibility is imposed upon me so suddenly and at so early a period of my Life, that I should feel myself utterly oppresses by the burthen, were I not sustained by the hope, the Divine Providence, which has called me to this work, will give me strength for the performance of it, and that I shall find in the purity of my Intentions and in my zeal for the public welfare that support and those resources, which usually belong to a more mature age and to longer experience.” —Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria. “Accession Speech.” Iowa State University, June 20, 1837, https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/05/30/accession-speech-jun-20-1837/.

“The Queen is wonderfully well, considering all the fatigue of yesterday, and not getting to bed till near half-past two, which is somewhat of a fatigue for to-night when the Queen must be very late. Really all these Fêtes in the midst of such very serious and anxious business are quite overwhelming.” —Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria. “The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1.” Project Gutenberg, December 5, 2006, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20023/20023-h/20023-h.htm.

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