Quotes of the Day for 22 September 2003 – Birthdays
As you know, 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 young cousin Frodo Baggins in 1368 SR, and my own daughter, Amelia, in 1978 on our calendar. (Yes, Amelia, once again I failed to get you a birthday card. This will just have to suffice!)
Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
- Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
- Ellen Glasgow
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
- John Glenn, Jr
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.
- Ogden Nash, 1902 - 1971
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
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