Friday, November 03, 2006

Birthday Sayings

“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
- Franz Kafka


“I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing “Happy Birthday”."
- Author Unknown


“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents ... and only one for birthday presents, you know. “
- Author Unknown


“At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles-wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing,...”
- Andre Gide


“The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.”
- Author Unknown


“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.”
- Author Unknown


“For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.”
- Author Unknown


“Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.”
- Author Unknown


“I want to be an artist
To paint pictures just for you,
So when each birthday comes around,
I can send you quite a few.”
- Anonymous


“The secret to eternal youth is arrested development.”
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth


“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”
- Margaret Mead


“There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”
- William Shakespeare


“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”
- George Santayana


“Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it. "
- Rudyard Kipling


“It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.”
- Albert Schweitezer


“A man over nintey is a great comfort to all his elderly neighbors: he is a picket-guard at the extreme outpost; and the young folks of sixty and seventy feel that the enemy must get by him before he can come near their camp.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.”
- Georges Clemenceau


“The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”
- T. S. Eliot


“From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.”
- Sophie Tucker


“When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents.”
- Blair Sabol


“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished a how much he had learned in seven years.”
- Mark Twain


“The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.”
- Jean Renoir


“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
- Coco Chanel


“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
- Pierre Cornielle


“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
- Lucille ball


“The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.”
-English Proverb


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
- Edith Wharton


“The Best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.”
- H. V. Prochnow


“It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.”
- Ellen Glasgow


“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh yourself.”
- Ethel Barrymore


“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer.”
- Dag Hammarskjold


“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
- French proverb


“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.”
- Benjamin Franklin


“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
- Jack Benny


“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. “
- Oscar Wilde


“There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course. "
- Rainer Maria Rilke


“PLeas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.”
- Alexander Pope


“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.”
- Fred Astaire


“Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come.”
- Lucy Larcom


“It takes a long time to grow young.”
- Pablo Picasso


“It is better to wear out than to rust out.”
- Bishop Richard Cumberland


“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”
- Robert Frost


“Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up...a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.”
- Helen Hayes


“Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.”
- Margaret Fuller


“Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.”
- Anon

10 comments:

Matthew said...

Birthdays come and go...although their real age is hidding deep inside themself and waiting for the moment to reveal it perfectly.

Matthew said...

Nothing like age can define a person that well of knowledge, wisdom and atuteness.

Matthew said...

Some people can find it easy to say their age however the people who don't are none the wiser!

roygbiv0409 said...

From The Moment our heart first beats we are dying . So Birthdays Are just Celebrating another year closer to death.

Myrtle Beach said...

Remember to remember people's birthdays. So that someone will want to remember yours.

Anton said...

Age is great. If the Pyramids were built yesterday - who would need them?

Anonymous said...

objects in the mirror aren't older than they appear.!!!

Tom said...

Very very very...Nice!!!

Kailas said...

This is the day when you were introduced to the WORLD
"Kailassingh Patil"

Kailas said...

This is the day when you were introduced to the WORLD
"Kailassingh Patil"