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A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
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?
When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.
Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.
I'm amazed. When I was 40, I thought I'd never make 50. And at 50 I thought the frosting on the cake would be 60. At 60, I was still going strong and enjoying everything.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
At my age flowers scare me.
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.
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
E. Joseph Cossman
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.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
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.
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.
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.
When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
As a child, I always chose a false nose and some face paint and a wig for my birthday.
I love a card. You know, cards? At birthdays? I collect them.
To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work.
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.'
In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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