You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips.
Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
Love the giver more than the gift.
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.
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.’
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Let them eat cake.
The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.