Quotes of the Day for 22 September 2001 – Birthdays
I frequently use a birthday as a key for a theme, or use the person's quotes for that day. But today, birthdays are the theme. Three important birthdays inspire me thus: Bilbo Baggins in 1290 Shire Reckoning, his cousin Frodo Baggins in 1368 SR, and my own daughter, Amelia, in 1978 on our calendar. Happy birthday, kid!
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
- John Glenn, Jr
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963
My Birthday! what a different sound
That word had in my youthful ears;
And how each time the day comes round,
Less and less white its mark appears.
- Thomas Moore, 1779 - 1852
Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
- Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
- Robert Lynd
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