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.

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake.

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.'

Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.

All my favorite stars, my family and my friends are here.

I'm having the happiest birthday that an 18-year-old girl could ever have.

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.

The only thing better than singing is more singing.

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'm sorry you are wiser, I sorry you are taller;

I liked you better foolish and I liked you better smaller.

I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.

Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.

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.

The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.

My best kiss was on stage. Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child gave me a really nice soft kiss on my lips during a performance on my birthday. It was amazing.

If there's one thing I really want for my birthday, that is for the mining company not to mine my daddy's reserve.

The reason I met my husband was because I remembered a friend's birthday.

The moral of the story is: Remember people's birthdays.

There is still no cure for the common birthday.

Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake - you know, to send the right message to kids.

I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!

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.

Turning one hundred was the worst birthday of my life.

I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Turning 101 was not so bad. Once you're past that century mark, it's just not as shocking.

Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, ye cannot enter the kingdom of God. One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.

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.

Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days -- whatever there may be for the dust -- the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence.

To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

Lucy: Beethoven's birthday is December 16th Shermy! Have you decided what you're going to get me?Shermy: Yes! I'm not going to get you anything!Lucy: What kind of a holiday is it where you don't give girls presents?

In my eighty years, I prefer to call that the forty-first anniversary of my thirty ninth birthday, I've seen what men can do for each other and do to each other, I've seen war and peace, feast and famine, depression and prosperity, sickness and health. I've seen the depth of suffering and the peaks of triumph and I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and that there is purpose and worth to each and every life.

We placed the wreaths upon the splendid granite sarcophagus, and at its feet, and felt that only the earthly robe we loved so much was there. The pure, tender, loving spirit which loved us so tenderly, is above us -- loving us, praying for us, and free from all suffering and woe -- yes, that is a comfort, and that first birthday in another world must have been a far brighter one than any in this poor world below!

I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.

I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.

Let them eat cake.

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.

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

's birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.

I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper.

See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it.

I'm most comfortable in my birthday suit.

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.

We were probably the last people in the country to get a VCR and we didn't have cable. There wasn't any admiration of glamour, no, 'I want to look like them or have that lifestyle', because everyone in my town had the same lifestyle. So I didn't think, 'Ooh, a movie star's birthday!' I just thought, 'What?'

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday.

I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.

I love having my birthday at Australia Zoo.

As I approach my 88th birthday, it's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quite what they used to be. The prospect of long flights to wherever in search of whatever are not quite as appealing.

My mom won't let me buy high-fashion stuff unless it's TK Maxx or a birthday occasion.