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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!)

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The quotes:

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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