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There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I'm an idiot.
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.'
To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.
My life is better with every year of living it.
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.
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.
When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
I like birthday cake. It's so symbolic. It's a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just 'Happy birthday!' because it's this emblem of childhood and a happy day.
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 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.
I jumped out of an airplane on my 34th birthday because I promised myself I would. I have an interest in confronting my fears.
I have an extensive library - every birthday when I was a kid my parents would ask what movie or book I wanted, so I have built up a big collection over the years.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
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.
I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.
For my birthday my husband learned to cook and is cooking one day a week for me. But he only likes to do fancy dishes. So we end up with weird, obscure things in the refrigerator.
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 had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.
I do like to shock and surprise people. When it's all in good fun, of course.
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.
I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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