Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
– Denis Waitley
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
– Brian Tracy
To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
– Bernard Baruch
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
– Sammy Hagar
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
– William Barclay
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
– Madeleine L’Engle
Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.
– Homaro Cantu
Love the giver more than the gift.
– Brigham Young
I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
– Walter Dean Myers
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
– Satchel Paige
You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’
– Jerry Seinfeld
I’m a Virgo and I’m more – I don’t want to say ‘negative’ – but I’m the girl who thinks no one’s coming to my birthday party, no one’s buying my clothes, no one’s reading my book, no one’s watching my show – that’s just how I think.
– Rachel Zoe
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
– Ella Fitzgerald
I can sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you in twelve different places, but one of them is going to make you feel a certain thing, maybe it’s a vulnerability, maybe an innocence, maybe another way is sexy and soulful or bluesy whatever it is, but with singers, exploring keys, I think, is important.
– Idina Menzel
We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.
– Mariella Frostrup
Don’t just count your years, make your years count.
– George Meredith
The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
– Paris Hilton
As he approached his 28th birthday in February 1840, Dickens knew himself to be famous, successful and tired. He needed a rest, and he made up his mind to keep the year free of the pressure of producing monthly installments of yet another long novel.
– Claire Tomalin
A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
– Abhishek Bachchan
I lived for 15 years in Los Angeles, and I still can’t believe that the handsomest man in the world, Cary Grant, and the greatest performer in the world, Fred Astaire, and Johnny Carson, one after another – they were all in my home at different times. I celebrated my 50th birthday with them. Unforgettable.
– Tony Bennett
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
– Jean Paul
When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.
– Giada De Laurentiis
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
– E. Joseph Cossman
My life is better with every year of living it.
– Rachel Maddow
You don’t get older, you get better.
– Shirley Bassey
Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.
– Buddy Valastro
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
– Jesse Jackson
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
For my birthday this year, my girlfriends – who knew I’d just inherited my dad’s turntable – gave me a carton of albums like ‘Blue Kentucky Girl,’ by Emmylou Harris, and ‘Off the Wall,’ by Michael Jackson. It’s all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can’t have a music collection without Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – it just can’t be done!
– Connie Britton
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
– Joe DiMaggio
You think back and you ask yourself why you became so interested in wolves. I think it was because when I was very small, growing up in a little hamlet near Shap, we would go to Lowther Wildlife Park for birthday parties. Now closed, it was only three miles from my parents’ house.
– Sarah Hall
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
– Stevie Nicks
The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.
– Rick Springfield
I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.
– Kristin Armstrong
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
– Phylicia Rashad
There’s video footage of my 10th birthday where I’m wearing, like, a little pink T-shirt. Then my dad comes in brandishing a copy of ‘Eraserhead,’ going, ‘Look what we’ve got for tonight!’
– Jane Goldman
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.
– Brad Garrett
I celebrated my 18th birthday in Japan, which was quite memorable; I was quite fascinated by the different traditions and the culture; it was so completely different to Australian culture.
– Miranda Kerr
Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
– Aretha Franklin