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My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar.
I think there's something about the homemade birthday cake, because my wife, on my daughter's first birthday, started the tradition where she takes a full cake and cuts the number birthday out of it.
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
I like to go to anybody else's birthday, and if I'm invited I'm a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don't care.
I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.
The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.
For me, the end of childhood came when the number of candles on my birthday cake no longer reflected my age, around 19 or 20. From then on, each candle came to represent an entire decade.
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier... I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.
If every year is a marble, how many marbles do you have left? How many sunrises, how many opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?
I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn't see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
Robert Staughton Lynd
I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party.
At my age flowers scare me.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.
When I was in elementary school, I used to write letters to myself. I'd write letters and go 'Dear Kristen-at-16-years-old, happy birthday. I hope you're doing something.'
People give one another things that can't be gift wrapped.
We'll take the cake with the red cherry on top.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
John F. Kennedy
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