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" My parents screened 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' for my 6th birthday, and I became fascinated by the idea of living in a candy land with chocolate rivers and lollipop trees. "
" Seven years into writing a novel, I started to lose my mind. My thirty-seventh birthday had just come and gone, the end of 2008 was approaching, and I was constantly aware of how little I had managed to accomplish. "
" I believe that if writers want their readers to care about a character, they have to care themselves. I have to root for a detective who screws up as much as Thorne does, who shares my birthday, my North London stomping ground, and my love of country music, both alt and cheesy. "
" My parents were inspired by Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas when naming me. They specifically saved this masculine name for their only girl. "
" I dated a guy for over a year who lied about his age the entire time. I found out after the fact and couldn't believe it! I even threw him a birthday party for the wrong age... I couldn't get over how hard he had tried to keep it a secret! "
" My brother got a .22 for his 12th birthday; I got a .22. He got a hunting knife; I got a hunting knife. "
" My husband is the cook at our house. I can make dessert and salad, but I stay away from meals. He makes amazing omelets, fish, and grilled vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. "
" The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. "
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" I started performing non-professionally at birthday parties and family gatherings doing 'Saturday Night Live' impressions at four. Then I started for real at seven. "
" I like working on my birthday, so I always do. "
" Fourth of July. My birthday is July first, and my best friend's birthday is July fifth, so it's always been a favorite holiday. It's all about having a cooler full of sodas, hot dogs, and just hanging out and shooting off firecrackers, being low-key, watching the fireworks. "
" The first posh meal out I had was on my 10th birthday. "
" I dye my eyelashes on occasion so I don't have to wear mascara. I find that mascara weighs on my eyes, making me sleepy, and it is a pain to take off. "
" Mattresses! Beautiful! Let's go buy a couple of mattresses. Give 'em to people for their birthday. "
" All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. "
" More and more, there are things in my life that I find hard to say. Like, 'David Bowie and Lorde were at my birthday party.' She's a phenomenal spirit. "
" 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. "
" I remember debating the finer points of flaky pastry with my chicken-pot-pie-obsessed American dad. I remember the divine mix of Thai food, TV dinners, and hearty, homemade goodness that have shaped this palate of mine to this day. I remember all this, but I still Google my husband's birthday. Thank God he's famous. "
" I've looked after my money. As I started working around my third birthday, my first check went straight to the bank. "
" If your heart's not into what you're selling, you're not going to make it. "
" My friends call me Clark Kent: I'm known to change in phone booths. "
" I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday, you're going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired. "
" God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. "
" Cut a balance: eat well and then have your sugar fix. Everything in moderation. "
" I like to go to anybody else's birthday, and if I'm invited I'm a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don't care. "
" I've always loved watches. It's been the one thing that I've asked for, whether it was every Christmas or a birthday. "
" I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party. "
" Just before my 16th birthday, Natalie Dormer said to me, 'As soon as you turn 16, you're going to work adult hours. People will try take advantage of you, so it's important not to be a pushover.' "
" There's no denying that candy is comfort food and it's affordable. "
" Being a young actor, I remember missing out on summers, birthday parties, and school trips through high school because I was filming. There are so many things that you have to sacrifice and give up for it. "
" I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake. "