People by name, I with Quotes

75 people with 985 quotes

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I. K. Gujral20I. K. Gujral, born Inder Kumar Gujral (December 4, 1919 – November 30, 2012) was an Indian politician who served as the thirteen Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998.
Iacocca, Lee3Lido Anthony Iacocca (born October 15, 1924), better known as Lee Iacocca, is an American industrialist most commonly known for his revival of the Chrysler brand in the 1980s when he was the CEO.
Ian Morison1Ian Morison FRAS (born 22 November 1943) is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
Ibn Gabirol2Solomon ibn Gabirol (Salamo Ben Jehuda Ben Gebirol, known in the Christian West as Avicebrol) was a Spanish-Jewish poet and philosopher (c. 1021-1070)
Ibrahimović, Zlatan10Zlatan Ibrahimović (born October 3, 1981, in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish international striker currently playing for PSG in France
Ibsen, Henrik60Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright who was largely responsible for the rise of the modern realistic drama. It is said that Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.
Icke, David38David Icke (born April 29, 1952) is a controversial English writer, and conspiracy theorist. Previously a goalkeeper in the English football league, which he retired from due to rheumatism, then a football commentator on television, and then a politician with the Green Party of England and Wales.
Ickes, Harold L.)7Harold LeClair Ickes (March 15, 1874 – February 3, 1952) was an American politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for thirteen years, from 1933 to 1946, and was known as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's point man for the New Deal.
Idle, Eric3Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is a British comedian, writer, and actor.
Iglesias, Gabriel11Gabriel Iglesias (born July 15, 1976) is an American actor and comedian.
Ignatieff, Michael17Michael Grant Ignatieff (born 12 May 1947, in Toronto, Ontario) is a noted Canadian scholar, novelist and former Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. He also was the leader of the party from 2008 till 2011.
Ignatius of Loyola13Saint Ignatius of Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), also known as Ignacio (Iñigo) López de Loyola, was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. Members of the order are called Jesuits.
Ignazio Silone1Ignazio Silone (1 May 1900 – 22 August 1978) was the pseudonym of Secondino Tranquilli, an Italian author and politician.
Ihimaera, Witi2Professor Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler DCNZM QSM (born February 7, 1944), usually known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author, often regarded as the most prominent Māori writer alive today.
Ihnatowicz, Edward6Edward Ihnatowicz (1926 – 1988) was a cybernetic art sculptor active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His sculptures explored the interaction between his robotic works and the audience.
Iijima, Sumio1Sumio Iijima (飯島 澄男 Iijima Sumio, born May 2, 1939) is a Japanese physicist, often cited as the discoverer of carbon nanotubes. For this and other work Sumio Iijima was awarded, together with Louis Brus, the inaugural Kavli Prize for Nanoscience in 2008.
Ikkyū8Ikkyu (一休宗純 Ikkyū Sōjun) (1394–1481) was an eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist priest, poet and calligrapher. He was born as an illegitimate son of Emperor Go-Komatsu and was forced to become a priest in his childhood. He was one of the influential figures in establishing the Japanese tea ceremony.
Ilaiah, Kancha6Kancha Ilaiah (born 5 October 1952) is the chairman of the political science department at Osmania University, a social activist and author. He is a Buddhist and a major figure in the ideological movement against the Indian caste system. His position is often called anti-Hindu, as noted by his critics.
Illarionov, Andrey6Andrey Nikolayevich Illarionov (Russian: Андре́й Никола́евич Илларио́нов, born September 16, 1961) is a Russian libertarian economist and former economic policy advisor to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
Illich, Ivan44Ivan Illich (4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was an Austrian-born Christian anarchist, author, polymath, and polemicist.
Imam, Neamat29Neamat Imam (born January 5, 1971) is a Bangladeshi-Canadian author of literary fiction. He has authored five books. He is best known for his historical novel The Black Coat published in Hamish Hamilton by Penguin Books India.
Immendorff, Jörg5Jörg Immendorff (June 14, 1945 – May 28, 2007) was one of the best known contemporary German painters; he was also a sculptor, stage designer and art professor.
Immers, Lex1Lex Immers (born 8 June 1986) is a Dutch footballer.
Imus, Don6John Donald Imus, Jr. (born July 23, 1940) is an American radio talk show host. Imus is best known for his sarcasm and the harsh language he directs towards his guests.
Increase Mather2Increase Mather (21 June 1639 – 23 August 1723) was a religious leader and educator in colonial New England.
Infeld, Leopold1Leopold Infeld (July 20, 1898 – January 15, 1968) was a Polish physicist. He was interested in the theory of relativity and worked together with Albert Einstein at Princeton University (1936–1938). The two scientists co-formulated the equation describing star movements.
Ingalls, John James4John James Ingalls (December 29, 1833 – August 16, 1900) was an American politician.
Inge, Charles1Rev. Charles Cuthbert Inge (2 May 1868 – 13 April 1957) was a scholar, and vicar of St. Giles, Oxford, from 1913 until 1937.
Inge, William Ralph16William Ralph Inge (6 June 1860 – 26 February 1954), popularly referred to simply as Dean Inge, was an English author, Anglican prelate, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral.
Ingelow, Jean9Jean Ingelow (March 17, 1820 – July 20, 1897) was an English poet and novelist.
Ingersoll, Robert G.145Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic".
Ingham, Bernard3Sir Bernard Ingham (born June 21, 1932) is a British journalist best known for his work as press secretary to Margaret Thatcher during her time as Prime Minister. Ingham, born in Yorkshire, was originally a member of the Labour Party and stood as a Labour candidate, but then joined the civil service. He worked for Tony Benn in the Department of Energy before being recruited by Mrs Thatcher. According to the conventions of the time, Ingham's statements in lobby briefings of journalists were not attributed to him but to "sources close to the Prime Minister".
Inhofe, James14James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is the senior United States Senator from Oklahoma and a member of the Republican Party.
Innes, Neil2Neil Innes (born December 9, 1944) is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles Also known as "The seventh Python", something Michael Palin himself told the press.
Innis, Harold29Harold Adams Innis (5 November 1894 – 8 November 1952) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history.
Inouye, Daniel1Daniel Ken Inouye (September 7, 1924 – December 17, 2012) was an American politician who has served as United States Senator from Hawaii, from 1963 until his death in 2012.
International reactions to the death of Boris Yeltsin25Following the death of Boris Yeltsin on April 23, 2007 from heart failure at age 76, leaders from around the world sent messages of condolences over the death of the former Russian president.
Iolo Goch6Iolo Goch (c. 1320 – c. 1398) was a Welsh poet, best remembered as a master of the cywydd, a praiser of his friend Owain Glyndŵr, and the author of "Y Llafurwr" (The Labourer).
Ionesco, Eugène46Eugène Ionesco (26 November 1909 – 29 March 1994), born Eugen Ionescu, was a French-Romanian playwright and dramatist, one of the foremost playwrights of Theatre of the Absurd.
Ippen8Ippen (一遍上人) (1234–1289), also known as Zuien, was a Japanese Buddhist itinerant preacher (hijiri) who founded the Ji (時宗 time sect) branch of Pure Land Buddhism.
Iqbal, Muhammad9Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938) was an Indian- and Urdu-language poet, philosopher and politician of the Indian subcontinent whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of Pakistan.
Iraqi, Fakhruddin18Fakhr al-dīn Ibrahīm (10 June 1213 – 1289), usually known simply as 'Al-Irāqī or 'Araqi, was a Persian philosopher and mystic of the Islamic tradition. His works synthesize the theoretical and practical elements of Sufi teachings.
Iredell, James3James Iredell (5 October 1751 – 20 October 1799) was one of the original Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed by President George Washington and served from 1790 until his death in 1799.
Irons, Jeremy5Jeremy Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor.
Irvan, Ernie2Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959, in Salinas) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. His comeback after a serious head injury at Michigan International Speedway in 1994 has earned him numerous awards.
Irving, David11David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is a British writer specializing in the military history of World War II. He is the author of 25 books, including The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987), and Goebbels — Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996).
Irving, John20John Winslow Irving (born 2 March 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (for The Cider House Rules, based on his novel of the same name).
Irving, Washington31Washington Irving (April 3 1783 – November 28 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century.
Irwin, james3James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) was an American astronaut. He served as Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die.
Irwin, Steve11Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), most commonly known as Steve Irwin, was the owner and manager of the Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. He was best known for the unconventional nature documentary series The Crocodile Hunter.
Isaac of Nineveh1Isaac of Nineveh (c. 613 – c. 700), also known as Saint Isaac the Syrian, Abba Isaac, Isaac Syrus and Isaac of Qatar, was a 7th-century Syriac Christian bishop and theologian best remembered for his written works on Christian asceticism.
Isaacs, Jeremy3Sir Jeremy Isaacs (born 28 September 1932) is a Scottish-born television producer and executive, winner of many BAFTA awards and international Emmy Awards. He was also General Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1987–96).
Isaacson, Walter1Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is a writer and biographer. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. He was the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time. He wrote biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs.
Isabel Paterson17Isabel Paterson (22 January 1886 – 1961) was a best-selling writer, influential literary critic, and libertarian philosopher.
Isaiah20Isaiah יְשַׁעְיָהוּ Yəšạʻyā́hû ("Yahweh is salvation") lived approximately 2700 years ago and was a prophet in the 8th-century BC Kingdom of Judah. Isaiah warns the people of Israel to turn back to Yahweh, he is sensitive to the common people's problems and is outspoken regarding their treatment.
Isherwood, Christopher19Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was a British-American writer.
Ishiguro, Kazuo26Kazuo Ishiguro (born November 8, 1954) is a British novelist of Japanese descent.
Isidore of Seville4St. Isidore of Seville (or Isidorus Hispalensis; c. 560 – April 4, 636), Archbishop of Seville, was the author of the encyclopaedic Etymologiae (or Origines), a work prized during the Middle Ages as a compendium of all human knowledge. He is now accepted by many as the patron saint of computing and the Internet.
Islam, Yakoub10Yunus Yakoub Islam (born Julian Hoare in 1963), aka Julian Anderson, is a UK-based muslim blogger, poet, Islamic anarchist and cyber-activist who describes his politics as "postcolonial anarcho-pacifist".
Ismail, Moulay1Mulai Ismail Ibn Sharif (1645?-1727, reigned 1672-1727) (Arabic: مولاي إسماعيل بن الشريف ابن النصر) was the second ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty. Like others of the dynasty, Ismail claimed to be a descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hassan ibn Ali. He is also known in his native country as the "Warrior King."
Ismay, Hastings4Hastings Lionel "Pug" Ismay (21 June 1887 – 17 December 1965) was a British soldier and diplomat, remembered primarily for his role as Winston Churchill's chief military assistant during the Second World War and his service as the first Secretary General of NATO from 1952 to 1957.
Isocrates16Isocrates (436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made many contributions to rhetoric and education through his teaching and written works.
Isou, Isidore13Isidore Isou (January 31, 1925 – July 28, 2007), born Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, was a Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist. He was the founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism.
Issigonis, Alec2Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS (November 18, 1906 – October 2, 1988) was a Greek-British designer of cars, now remembered chiefly for the groundbreaking and influential development of the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959.
Itagaki, Seishirō8Seishirō Itagaki (January 21, 1885 – December 23, 1948) was general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II and a War Minister. He surrendered Japanese forces in Southeast Asia to British General Louis Montbatten in Singapore on 12 September 1945. After the war, he was taken into custody by the SCAP authorities and charged with war crimes, specifically in connection with the Japanese seizure of Manchuria, his escalation of the war against the Allies during his term as War Minister, and for allowing inhumane treatment of prisoners of war during his term as commander of Japanese forces in Southeast Asia. He was found guilty and condemned to death in 1948 by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Itagaki was hanged on December 21, 1948 at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo.
Itagaki, Tomonubo1Tomonobu Itagaki (born 1967) is a Japanese video game designer.
Ivan Pavlov5Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Иван Петрович Павлов) (September 14, 1849 – February 27, 1936) was a Russian physiologist, psychologist, and physician. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904 for research pertaining to the digestive system. Pavlov was widely known for first describing the phenomenon now known as classical conditioning in his experiments with dogs.
Ive, Jonathan13Sir Jonathan Ive KBE (born February 1967 in London), British designer and the senior vice president of Industrial design at Apple Inc.. Two-time winner of the Design Museum's inaugural Designer of the Year award (2002, 2003).
Iverson, Allen8Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
Iverson, Kenneth Eugene12Kenneth Eugene Iverson (17 December 1920 – 19 October 2004) was a Canadian computer scientist noted for developing the APL programming language. He received the 1979 Turing Award for his pioneering work in programming languages and mathematical notation, and for his contributions to interactive systems, education, and programming language theory and practice.
Ives, Charles4Charles Ives (20 October 1874 – 19 May 1954) was an American classical composer, and also co-founder of the insurance firm Ives & Myrick. While he composed music for most of his life, he did so as an avocation: he made his living entirely as an executive for his insurance firm, writing a book Life Insurance with Relation to Inheritance Tax, which was highly regarded. His music drew on American hymn tunes, folk songs, and patriotic songs, in addition to music of the European tradition, and he was most famous for the dissonant simultaneities he produced by novel combination of these elements.
Ivins, Molly11Mary Tyler "Molly" Ivins (30 August 1944 – 31 January 2007) was an American journalist specializing in Texas politics and culture, and in national politics.
Iwata, Satoru11Satoru Iwata (December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015) was the fourth president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. His predecessor was Hiroshi Yamauchi. Iwata had been in his position from 2002 until his death in 2015.
Izetbegović, Alija17Alija Izetbegović (8 August 1925 – 19 October 2003) was a Bosniak activist, philosopher, and politician, president of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1990 to 1996 and member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 2000, and author of several books, including Islam Between East and West.
Izzard, Eddie33Eddie Izzard (born 7 February 1962 in Yemen) is a British comedian and actor.
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