People by name, Z with Quotes

92 people with 984 quotes

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Z-Ro10Joseph Wayne McVey (born January 19, 1977), better known by his stage name Z-Ro, is an American rapper, singer and producer from Houston, Texas. He was named one of America's most underrated rappers by the New York Times.
Zaanen, Jan1Jan Zaanen (born April 17, 1957, Leiden) is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is best known for his contributions to the understanding of the quantum physics of electrons in strongly correlated material, and in particular High temperature superconductivity, for which he received the 2006 Spinoza Prize, the "Dutch Nobel prize".
Zacharias, Ravi14Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias (born 1946) is an Indian-born, Canadian-American evangelical Christian apologist and evangelist, hosts the radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking, and teaches apologetics at Wycliffe Hall.
Zachman, John27John A. Zachman (born December 16, 1934) is an American business and IT consultant, early pioneer of enterprise architecture, Chief Executive Officer of Zachman International, and originator of the Zachman Framework.
Zadeh, Lotfi A.20Lotfali Askar Zadeh (born February 4, 1921) is a Azerbaijani-born American mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher, and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, known for the development of fuzzy logic.
Zadora, Pia1Pia Zadora (born Pia Alfreda Schipani on May 4, 1954) is an American actress and singer.
Zagajewski, Adam5Adam Zagajewski (born 21 June 1945 in Lwów (now Lviv), Ukraine) is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. His poem "Try To Praise The Mutilated World", printed in The New Yorker, became famous after the September 11 attacks.
Zahar, Mahmoud Al-2Mahmoud al-Zahar (born 1945) is a co-founder of Hamas and a member of the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip. Since the formation of the Hamas/"Change and Reform" government in the Palestinian National Authority in March 2006, al-Zahar has served as foreign minister in the government of prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. Prior to that he was seen as a major candidate among the Hamas members elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council for prime minister, as he was at that time the most senior official within the organization.
Zahniser, Howard3Howard Zahniser (25 February 1906 – 5 May 1964) (pronounced "ZON-i-ser") was an American environmental activist and the primary author of the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Zaini, Hill4Hill Zaini (born 13 October 1987), popularly known as Hill, is a Bruneian singer and actor.
Zakaria, Fareed3Fareed Zakaria (born January 20, 1964) is a writer and journalist specializing in international relations. He writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and often in The Washington Post. He was named editor of Newsweek International in October 2000; the magazine reaches an audience of 3.5 million worldwide.
Zakharov, Matvei3Matvei Vasilevich Zakharov (August 17, 1898 – January 31, 1972) Marshal of the Soviet Union, Chief General Staff, and Deputy Defense Minister, served under Kliment Voroshilov during the Russian Civil War. On May 8, 1959, Zakharov was made a Marshal of the Soviet Union. After attaining that rank, Zakharov was simultaneously made Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Minster of Defence from 1960 to 1963. He then briefly went back to the General Staff Academy where he was once again the commandant until 1964, when he was made the Deputy Minister of Defense, a post he held until his retirement in 1971. Zakharov died on January 31, 1972. The urn containing his ashes is buried by the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
Zakir Hussain (musician)25Zakir Hussain (Hindi: ज़ाकिर हुसैन, Urdu: ذاکِر حسین) (born March 9, 1951) is an Indian musician, renowned in playing the tabla, an Indian percussion musical instrument. A child prodigy playing at the age of five he evolved to become the reigning king of table players. He is also musical producer, film actor and composer. He has rendered unforgettable solo as also many fusion music with other famous artists. He has 145 albums to his credit with Indian and western artists. He has also scored music for films and television serials. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and Padma Bhushan in 2002. He is also recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990. He also received the United States National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship award in 1999.
Zakir Hussain (politician)56Zakir Hussain (Urdu: ذاکِر حسین‎, Telugu: జాకీర్ హుస్సైన్), ; February 8, 1897 – May 3, 1969) was the 3rd President of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death. An educationist and intellectual, Hussain was the country's first Muslim president.
Zakir Naik7Zakir Abdul Karim Naik (born 18 October 1965) is an Indian public speaker, who's main subjects are Islam and other religious subjects. He's also known as the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation.
Zalman Of Liadi, Shneur2Shneur Zalman of Liadi (or Reb Schneur Zalman or Baal HaTanya or Alter Rebbe ("Old Rebbe" in Yiddish) or The Rav) (September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812) was an Orthodox rabbi and the founder and first Rebbe of Chabad Lubavitch, a branch of Hasidic Judaism.
Zambrano, Carlos23Carlos Zambrano (born June 1, 1981) is an American Major League baseball player who is currently a free agent.
Zamenhof, Ludoviko4Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (or Ludwig Zamenhof; December 15, 1859 – April 14, 1917) was a Polish-Jewish ophthalmologist, philologist, and the initiator of Esperanto, the most widely spoken artificial language to date.
Zamyatin, Yevgeny10Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (February 1, 1884 – March 10, 1937) was a Russian author, known mostly for his dystopian novel, We, which influenced and inspired later dystopian works such as Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Zangwill, Israel8Israel Zangwill (February 14, 1864 – August 1, 1926) was an English humorist and writer.
Zanotti, Francesco Maria3Francesco Maria Zanotti Cavazzoni (6 January 1692 – 25 December 1777) was an Italian philosopher, writer, and commentator on works of art.
Zapata, Emiliano5Emiliano Zapata Salazar (8 August 1879 – 10 April 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz which broke out in 1910.
Zapffe, Peter Wessel13Peter Wessel Zapffe (December 18, 1899 – October 12, 1990) was a Norwegian philosopher and writer.
Zappa, Frank86Frank Vincent Zappa (21 December 1940 – 4 December 1993) was an American musician, composer and satirist.
Zardari Bhutto, Bilawal1Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (born 21 September 1988), the son of Benazir Bhutto, is Chairman of the Pakistan People's Party.
Zardari, Asif Ali1Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu, Sindhi: آصف علی زرداری) (born 26 July 1955) is the 11th and current President of Pakistan. Zardari, who is co-chairman of the PPP and serves the party with his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, assumed office on September 9, 2008. He is also the widower of assasinated Pakistani politician, Benazir Bhutto.
Zastrow, Charles5Charles Harold Zastrow (born 1942) is an American social scientist and Professor of Social Work at the George Williams College of the Aurora University, known for his work on the theory and practice of social work.
Zátopek, Emil4Emil Zátopek (September 19, 1922 – November 22, 2000) was a Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Zawinski, Jamie22Jamie Zawinski (JWZ; born c. 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a computer programmer known for significant contributions to the free software projects Mozilla and XEmacs, and early versions of the Netscape Navigator web browser.
Zaytsev, Vasily3Captain Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev (March 23, 1915 – December 15, 1991) was a Soviet sniper during World War II, notable particularly for his activities between November 10 and December 17, 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad. He killed 225 soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht and other Axis armies, including 11 enemy snipers. On January 31, 2006, Vasily Zaytsev was reburied on Mamayev Kurgan with full military honors.
Zé, Tom1Tom Zé (born Antônio José Santana Martins on 11 October 1936) is a Brazilian composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Zedd, Nick5Nick Zedd (born 1958 or 1959) is an American filmmaker and author based in New York City.
Zeh, Dieter2Heinz-Dieter Zeh (born May 8, 1932, in Brunswick) is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Heidelberg and theoretical physicist. He is one of the developers of the many-minds interpretation of quantum mechanics and his work has been instrumental in the theory of decoherence.
Zeilberger, Doron11Doron Zeilberger (דורון ציילברגר; born July 2, 1950, in Israel) is an Israeli mathematician, known for his work in combinatorics.
Zeilinger, Anton2Anton Zeilinger (born 20 May 1945) is an Austrian quantum physicist. He is currently professor of physics at the University of Vienna and director of the Vienna branch of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Zeilinger works in the new field of quantum information and is renowned for his realization of quantum teleportation with photons.
Zelaya, Manuel2José Manuel Zelaya Rosales (born 20 September 1952) is a Honduran businessman and politician. He became the country's president in 2006 but was deposed in 2009 after a Coup.
Zelazny, Roger59Roger Joseph Zelazny (13 May 1937 – 14 June 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times, with 14 nominations, and the Hugo award six times, also with 14 nominations, including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel ...And Call Me Conrad (1965; subsequently published under the title This Immortal, 1966) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zeldin, Theodore7Theodore Zeldin (born 1933) is a philosopher, historian, and writer.
Zelikow, Philip D.1Philip D. Zelikow (born 1954) is the Counselor of the United States Department of State. He was also director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia until February 2005. He is perhaps best known as the executive director of the 9/11 Commission.
Zeman, Karel6Karel Zeman (3 November 1910 – 5 April 1989) was a Czech film director.
Zemplén, Győző1Győző Zemplén (October 17, 1879 – June 29, 1916) was a Hungarian physicist who worked in the field hydrodynamics and kinetic theory of gases.
Zenawi, Meles8Meles Zenawi (Ge'ez: መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ Mäläs Zenawi Äsräs; 8 May 1955 – 20 August 2012) was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 to 2012.
Zencey, Eric3Eric Zencey (born 1953) is an American environmental writer
Zenger, John Peter1John Peter Zenger (October 26, 1697 – July 28, 1746) was a printer, publisher, editor and journalist whose indictment, trial and acquittal on sedition and libel charges (against the then Governor William Cosby of the New York Colony) in 1734 was an important contributing factor to the development of the freedom of the press in America.
Zeno of Citium10Zeno of Citium (334 BC – 262 BC) was a Greek philosopher from Cyprus, and was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy which he taught in Athens, from about 300 BC.
Zeno of Elea8Zeno of Elea (pronounced /ˈziːnoʊ əv ˈɛliə/, Greek: Ζήνων ὁ Ἐλεάτης) (ca. 490 BC? – ca. 430 BC?) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of southern Italy and a member of the monistic Eleatic school founded by Parmenides. Aristotle declared him the inventor of the dialectic, which involves a dialogue between two or more people who may hold differing views, yet wish to pursue truth by seeking agreement with one another; in contrast to debate, in which two or more people hold differing views and wish to persuade an audience or prove one another wrong. He is most famous for his paradoxes, which Bertrand Russell described as "immeasurably subtle and profound."
Zernike, Frits1Frits Zernike (July 16, 1888 – March 10, 1966) was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument that permits the study of internal cell structure without the need to stain and thus kill the cells.
Zerzan, John14John Zerzan (born 1943) is an American anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author.
Zevon, Warren33Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician noted for including his sometimes sardonic opinions of life in his musical lyrics, composing songs that were sometimes humorous and often had political or historical themes.
Zhdanov, Andrei2Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (26 February O.S. 14 February 1896 – 31 August 1948) was a Soviet politician.
Zheng, Yuanjie3Zheng Yuanjie (born 1955) is a Chinese fairy tale author, and founder and sole writer of a children's literature magazine known as the King of Fairy Tales (童话大王).
Zhijun, Zhang4Zhang Zhijun (张志军; Zhāng Zhìjūn; born February 1953) is a politician in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He currently serves as the Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China since 17 March 2013.
Zhitomirskiy, Ilya2Ilya Zhitomirskiy (12 October 1989 – 12 November 2011) was a Russian-American software developer and entrepreneur. Zhitomirskiy was a co-founder and developer of the Diaspora social network and the Diaspora free software that powers it.
Zhivkov, Todor3Todor Zhivkov (1911–1998) was the 50th premier of Bulgaria.
Zhou, Enlai8Zhou Enlai (March 5, 1898 – January 8, 1976), a prominent Chinese Communist leader, was the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, from 1949 until his death.
Zhuangzi9庄子 or 莊子 Zhūangzi (c. 369 BC – c. 286 BC), literally Master Zhuang, was a Chinese philosopher, who is supposed to have lived during the Warring States Period, corresponding to the Hundred Schools of Thought. His name is also transliterated as Zhuang Zi, Zhuang Zhou, Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse. Chuang was his surname and Tse indicates master; so he would be referred to as Master Chuang. You will also see his name given as "Chuang Chou" or "Zhuang Zhu", this was his proper name, first and last, not an alternate spelling of "Chuang Tzu" or "Zhuangzi".
Zhuge Liang1Zhuge Liang (181–234), courtesy name Kongming, was a chancellor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.
Zhukov, Georgy19Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (December 1 O.S. November 19 1896 – June 18, 1974) has the same birthday as frank busani, was a Soviet military commander who, in the course of World War II, led the Red Army to liberate the Soviet Union from the Axis Powers' occupation, to advance through much of Eastern Europe, and to conquer Germany's capital, Berlin. Zhukov remained a popular figure in the Soviet Union until his death in 1974 although by his own admission he was much better dealing with military matters than with politics. He was buried with full military honors.
Zia al-Haq2Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (12 August 1924 – 17 August 1988) was the ruler of Pakistan (1977–1988). He was born in Jalandhar of Indian Punjab and migrated to Pakistan after partition of sub-continent in 1947. He was well known for his work to contain Soviets in Afghanistan and Islamization of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Zidane, Zinedine23Zinedine Zidane (born June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France) is a retired French footballer.
Ziglar, Zig24Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6 1926 – November 28 2012) was an American self-help author and speaker.
Zilsel, Edgar)1Edgar Zilsel (August 11, 1891 – March 11, 1944) was an Austrian historian, sociologist, and philosopher of science.
Ziman, John5John Ziman (May 16, 1925 – January 2, 2005) was a scientist, and later a philosopher specialising in the philosophy of science.
Zimbalist, Andrew17Andrew S. Zimbalist (born October 16, 1947) is an American economist. He is currently the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College. Zimbalist received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in 1969 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics.
Zimbardo, Philip6Philip George Zimbardo (born 23 March 1933) is a psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is president of the Heroic Imagination Project, famous for his Stanford prison study involving Groupthink processes and for authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox.
Zimmer Bradley, Marion8Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (1930-06-03 – 1999-09-25) was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.
Zimmer, Hans2Hans Zimmer (German pronunciation: hans ˈfloːʁi̯aːn ˈtsɪmɐ; born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).
Zimmermann, Johann Georg Ritter von1Johann George Ritter von Zimmermann (December 8, 1728 – October 7, 1795) was a Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician.
Zimmermann, Klaus F.1Klaus F. Zimmermann (born 2 December 1952 in Göppingen) is a German Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bonn and honorary professor of the Free University of Berlin and the Chinese People's University.
Zimmermann, Philip2Philip R. "Phil" Zimmermann Jr. (born February 12, 1954) is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used email encryption software in the world.
Zingales, Luigi1Luigi G. Zingales (born 8 February 1963 in Padua, Italy) is an economist and educator, and the author of two widely-reviewed books, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003, with Raghuram Rajan) and Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (2012).
Zinn, Howard27Howard Zinn (24 August 1924 – 27 January 2010) was an American historian, political scientist, playwright and social activist.
Zinni, Anthony5Anthony Zinni (born 1947) is a retired general in the United States Marine Corps. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Central Command.
Zinovyev, Aleksandr28Aleksandr Zinovyev (29 September 1922 – 10 May 2006) was a famous Russian philosopher, sociologist and writer
Zinsser, William30William Knowlton Zinsser (born October 7, 1922) is an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic, and editorial writer, and has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines.
Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig1Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Imperial Count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf (May 26, 1700 – May 9, 1760) was a German religious and social reformer and bishop of the Moravian Church.
Zirkle, Conway1Conway Zirkle (October 28, 1895 – March 28, 1972), professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, was a botanist. He wrote on evolution, the history of biology, and the philosophy of science.
Zizek, Slavoj36Slavoj Žižek (born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic.
Zohar, Danah3Danah Zohar (born 1945) is an American-British author and speaker on physics, philosophy, complexity and management.
Zola, Emile36Émile Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French writer and social activist.
Zolak, Scott3Scott David Zolak (born 13 December 1967) is a broadcaster and retired American football quarterback.
Zombie, Rob1Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings on January 12, 1965) is an American musician, film director and writer.
Zonday, Tay1Tay Zonday (born 6 July 1982) is the pseudonym for Adam Nyerere Bahner, an American singer, musician, announcer, voice artist, actor, comedian and YouTube personality best known for his Chocolate Rain video that went viral in July 2007.
Zoroaster13Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra or Zartosht, was the prophet of the Zoroastrian religion. It is now thought that he lived in eastern Iran or in central Asia around 1000 BC. The Gathas are hymns held by believers to have been written by Zoroaster.
Zuckerberg, Mark2Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American software developer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president.
Zuckmayer, Carl5Carl Zuckmayer (1896 – 1977) was a German playwright and memoirist, a recipient of numerous literary honors and awards.
Zunz, Leopold1Leopold Zunz (Hebrew: יום טוב ליפמן צונץ— "Yom Tov Lipmann Tzuntz") (1794–1886) was the founder of what has been termed the "Science of Judaism" (Wissenschaft des Judentums), the critical investigation of Jewish literature, hymnology and ritual.
Zuo Zongtang1Zuo Zongtang (左宗棠) (November 10, 1812 – September 5, 1885) was a Chinese statesman and military leader of the late Qing Dynasty.
Zuse, Konrad3Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 – December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer, noted for implementing the world's first programmable Turing-complete computer, the Z3, in 1941.
Zusha of Hanipol1Rabbi Meshulam Zusha of Hanipol (Anipoli), Reb Zusha (also spelled Zusya) (1718–1800) was an Orthodox rabbi and one of the great Hassidic Rebbes of the third generation.
Zweig, Stefan95Stefan Zweig (28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer.
Zwicky, Fritz1Fritz Zwicky (February 14, 1898 – February 8, 1974) was a Swiss astronomer. He worked most of his life at the California Institute of Technology in the United States of America, where he made many important contributions in theoretical and observational astronomy.
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