Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well"
"A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present"
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday"
"About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm"
"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.'"
"You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake"
"The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday"
"For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier... I put them in the same room and let them fight it out"
"I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old. He didn't invite me and so I showed up"
"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"
"I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does"
"I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I'm grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party, you couldn't pay me enough"
"The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new"
"I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique"
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate"
"I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party"
"Presents don't really mean much to me. I don't want to sound mawkish, but - it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love"
"If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same"
"Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new"
"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"
"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much"
"In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame"
"The only thing better than singing is more singing"
"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.'"
"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"
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
"If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm"
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity"