— Sammy Hagar American musician 1947
„I have the sh*ttest birthday—the 30th of December! Can you imagine what that was like when I was a kid in England? It was the day before New Year’s Eve. It was horrific! My sister’s birthday is on the fourth of July. It was all about strawberries and dancing in the garden in summer dresses. Mine was like, “Don’t talk about it. It’s her birthday.” It was pitch-dark (laughter). Every one wrapped presents for me that they didn’t want from Christmas. It was a terrible time to have a birthday (laughter)!“
— Tracey Ullman English-born actress, comedian, singer, dancer, screenwriter, producer, director, author and businesswoman 1959
Quoted in 2009 The Many States of Tracey Ullman https://tracey-archives.tumblr.com/post/119868522838/the-many-funny-states-of-tracey-ullman
„Odd, isn’t it? You know when your birthday is, but not your death day, even though you pass the date year after year, never suspecting that some day…“
— Mary Downing Hahn American children's writer 1937
Fuente: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
— Giacomo Leopardi, libro Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell'Asia
Stato che sia, dentro covile o cuna,
È funesto a chi nasce il dì natale.
Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell'Asia (Night song of a nomadic shepherd in Asia) (1829-1830). Translation by Eamon Grennan, Leopardi: Selected Poems [Princeton University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-691-01644-5], p. 62
„What a childhood I had. Once on my birthday my ol' man gave me a bat. The first day I played with it, it flew away.“
— Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004
Fuente: It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004), p. 7
— The Notorious B.I.G. American rapper 1972 - 1997
Song lyrics, Ready to Die (1994), "Juicy"
— Канье Уэст American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977
Lyrics, Late Registration (2005)
„Aryans made the Dravidians to celebrate the Deepavali festival, Rama’s birthday, Krishna’s birthday. Similarly the Northerners made the Dravidians celebrate August 15th as the Independence Day. That is all. There is no other benefit or laudable reason.“
— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy Tamil politician and social reformer 1879 - 1973
Veeramani, Collected Works of Periyar, p. 502.
„It’s my birthday, Horus insisted. Wish me happy birthday!
“Happy birthday!” I yelled. “Now shut up!“
— Rick Riordan, libro La pirámide roja
Fuente: The Red Pyramid
„Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day.“
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
His suggestion to the students who wanted to commemorate his birthday in: Rupal Jain How to be a Good Teacher http://books.google.co.in/books?id=zNCDF7wm8R4C&pg=PA138, Pustak Mahal, p.138.
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From Who Put The 'M' In Manchester? (2004)
„You know it doesn't make much sense,
There ought to be a law against
Anyone who takes offence
At a day in your celebration,
'Cause we all know in our minds
That there ought to be a time
That we can set aside
To show just how much we love you,
And I'm sure you would agree,
What could fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party
On the day you came to be?
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
Song lyrics, Hotter Than July (1980)
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
Variante: A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
„The highest of all holidays in the Satanic religion is the date of one's own birth. Every man is a god if he chooses to recognize himself as one. So, the Satanist celebrates his own birthday as the most important holiday of the year. Despite the fact that some of us may not have been wanted, or at least were not particularly planned, we're glad, even if no one else is, that we're here! You should give yourself a pat on the back, buy yourself whatever you want, treat yourself like the king (or god) that you are, and generally celebrate your birthday with as much pomp and ceremony as possible. After one's own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween (or All Hallows' Eve). The solstices and equinoxes are also celebrated as holidays, as they herald the first day of the seasons.“
— Anton LaVey, libro The Satanic Bible
The Satanic Bible (1969)
„What is Aldous capable of?"
"Aldous is two thousands years old. He's capable of anything."
"Aldous Nix is two thousands years old?"
"So, I've heard. He doesn't invite me to his birthday parties.“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Fuente: The Rise of the Hotel Dumort
„Honey, you're the one who stopped sleeping with me, OK?
It'll be a year come April 20th.
I remember the date exactly, because it was Hitler's birthday“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935