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May 4 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on May 3, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on May 4.

Lance Bass, singer and actor (May 4, 1979–present)

“Being in a boy band, I got called gay every single day that I was in the band. And it wasn’t because they actually thought I was gay. It’s just because I was in a boy band. All of us got that. I definitely wasn’t singled out.” —Lance Bass
Atad, Corey. “Lance Bass ‘Got Called Gay Every Single Day’ While He Was In *NSYNC.” ET Canada, November 11, 2021, https://etcanada.com/news/836605/lance-bass-got-called-gay-every-single-day-while-he-was-in-nsync/.

“You know, one thing that I didn’t have growing up was examples of gay people, you know, especially in entertainment. Everyone was hidden.” —Lance Bass
Atad, Corey. “Lance Bass ‘Got Called Gay Every Single Day’ While He Was In *NSYNC.” ET Canada, November 11, 2021, https://etcanada.com/news/836605/lance-bass-got-called-gay-every-single-day-while-he-was-in-nsync/.

Will Arnett, actor and comedian (May 4, 1970–present)

“My greatest fear is probably getting caught trying. I wouldn’t want anybody to ever catch me actually trying, at anything. I’m so concerned about my image.” —Will Arnett
Barrle, Thomas. “Will Arnett on the emotional upheaval of playing BoJack Horseman.” GQ, February 9, 2020, https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/will-arnett-bojack-horseman.

“This seems like I’m being glib, but my most unpopular opinion is not having an opinion. We’re in this never-ending opinion race that’s driving us towards insanity. The truth is, I don’t really care any more. I vote. I do what I think is right. I don’t need to weigh in on everything.” —Will Arnett
Barrle, Thomas. “Will Arnett on the emotional upheaval of playing BoJack Horseman.” GQ, February 9, 2020, https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/will-arnett-bojack-horseman.

Randy Travis, singer and songwriter (May 4, 1959–present)

“Back when I had gotten signed, an album that had sold about 100,000-150,000 units was considered a success. and again, I had been turned down by every label for a little over 10 years, but I always thought I could just make a living in this business. I never got discouraged about being turned down.” —Randy Travis
Taste of Country Staff. “Randy Travis talks Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Ray Price and 25 years in country music.” Taste of Country, August 31, 2011, https://tasteofcountry.com/randy-travis-interview-2011/.

“Go back several years, didn’t have the ear monitors in and every once in a while all of us forget lyrics. I forgot the lyrics on ‘1982’ three or four times. It wasn’t good but the audience was laughing. I could hear them laughing at me above the music, and then they were singing the words to me.” —Randy Travis
Taste of Country Staff. “Randy Travis talks Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Ray Price and 25 years in country music.” Taste of Country, August 31, 2011, https://tasteofcountry.com/randy-travis-interview-2011/.

Audrey Hepburn, actor and humanitarian (May 4, 1929–January 20, 1993)

“Clothes always give me a great deal of self-confidence.” —Audrey Hepburn
Frederick, Candice. “‘Audrey’ Cracks The Myth Of Perfection.” Elle, January 13, 2021, https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a35205313/audrey-hepburn-documentary-review/.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is something I can’t see. I see the problems when I get up in the morning.” —Audrey Hepburn
Frederick, Candice. “‘Audrey’ Cracks The Myth Of Perfection.” Elle, January 13, 2021, https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a35205313/audrey-hepburn-documentary-review/.

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