Birthday Quotes

I decided to open a new thread dedicated to Birthdays.
Post a quote from anybody living or not who are celebrating a Birthday. of course post the
quote on the actual day please.

Soon the day will come when science will win victory over error, justice a victory over injustice, and human love a victory over human hatred and ignorance.

Magnus Hirschfeld ----German physician and sexologist
Born: May 14, 1868

Oh! I got plenty of time
Oh! You got light in your eyes
And you're standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money, always for love
Cover up and say goodnight, say goodnight

David Byrne --- British-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker
Born: May 14, 1952

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Thanks for starting this CBGB, it'll be fun. I've enjoyed the birthday quotes this past year. Hopefully we get some people to play along! :)

I'll have to start with Bea Arthur [aka Bea McArthur ;) ] who played Dorothy from one of my favorite TV shows The Golden Girls!
Born May 13, 1922
(this is the 3rd out of 4 Golden Girls I've quoted, next one is in July)

"My dream was to become a very small blonde movie star like Ida Lupino and those other women I saw up there on the screen during the Depression."

"I'm 5-feet-9, I have a deep voice, and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting."

Funny Dorothy Zbornak one liners:

Frank Wilczek
American theoretical physicist
Born: May 15, 1951

An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.
Frank Wilczek

Andrew Eldritch
Singer-songwriter, The Sisters Of Mercy
Born: May 15, 1959

In the temple of love you hide together
Believing pain and fear outside
But someone near you rides the weather
And the tears he cried will rain on walls
As wide as lovers eyes

Studs Terkel American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster.
Born: May 16, 1912

I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic.

Jonathan Richman American singer, songwriter and guitarist
Born: May 16, 1951

That summer feeling That summer feeling
That summer feeling
When there's things to do not because you gotta
When you run for love not because you oughtta
When you trust your friends with no reason not ta
The joy I name shall not be tamed
And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
One day in your life.

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Jack Johnson
May 18, 1975

"But, baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
From doing what you're supposed to.
Waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

And we could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just raining?
There ain't no need to go outside"

Great song quote SueR
catching up now

F. Paul Wilson American author
Born: May 17, 1946

True freedom requires taking responsibility for your own life. That frightens the hell out of too many people. They prefer to have Big Brother holding a safety net for them, and they'll sell their own birthright and their children's as well to keep it.

George Johnson American musician The Brothers Johnson
Born: May 17, 1953

Light up the night
Burn out the dark
Lets set the world on fire
Light up the night
Love is the spa
We want to take you higher
Here is the lively invitation
To strike up, come on let's light the situation
Let's hit the city find some people we know
And light the night, come on girl we got to glow, glow, glow

Omar Khayyam, Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.
Born: May 18, 1048

Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

Rob Base, American hip hop artist
May 18,1967

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight

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Dick Scobee
Commander of Space Shuttle Challenger 
May 19, 1939 - January 28, 1986

I couldn't find a quote from him, besides what was written in the pic I posted. But as I read about him I thought this was very interesting: After his death, his family found his briefcase at home containing lots of common personal items. But two other things stood out. A Valentine's card for his wife and a piece of scrap paper with this quote scribbled on it by author Ben Bova:

“We have whole planets to explore. We have new worlds to build. We have a solar system to roam in. And if only a tiny fraction of the human race reaches out toward space, the work they do there will totally change the lives of all the billions of humans who remain on Earth, just as the striving of a handful of colonists in the new world totally changed the lives of everyone in Europe, Asia and Africa.”

Joey Ramone, lead singer for the Greatest Rock band
Born: May 19, 1951

There's nobody as good as the Ramones, never will be.

Julius Evola, Italian philosopher, poet, painter, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, esotericist, and occultist.
Born: May 19, 1898

Western civilisation needs a complete overhaul or it will fall apart one day or another. It has realised the most complete perversion of any rational order of things. Reign of matter, of gold, of machine, of number, it no longer possesses breath, or liberty, or light.

***bonus quote***
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Herbie Flowers, bass player on Walk On the Wild Side the most delicious bass line in rock history
Born: May 19, 1938

May 19 birthdays are quite interesting, Johns Hopkins, Ho Chi Minh , Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Jimmy Hoffa Jr, Nora Ephron, Peter Mayhew, Peter Townshend, André the Giant,, Nicole Brown Simpson,

George Gobel , American humorist, actor, and comedian
Born: May 20, 1919

If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight.

James Stewart American actor
Born: May 20, 1908

“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary. ”

Colby Caillat ~American singer-songwriter.
May 28, 1985

"You've got magic inside your fingertips
It's leaking out all over my skin, yeah
Every time that I get close to you
You're making me weak with the way you look through those eyes
But all I see is your face
All I need is your touch
Wake me up with your lips
Come at me from up above
Yeah, oh, I need you"

John F Kennedy May 29

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

Bob Hope May 29

"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle."
"No one party can fool all of the people all of the time- that's why we have two parties"

edited- whoops a day early! but oh well.

hktownie hktownie
May 28th

One of the bibles of my youth was 'Birds of the West Indies,' by James Bond, a well-known ornithologist, and when I was casting about for a name for my protagonist I thought, 'My God, that's the dullest name I've ever heard,' so I appropriated it. Now the dullest name in the world has become an exciting one.

Ian Fleming
Born: May 28, 1908o

They call it stormy Monday, and, baby, Tuesday's just as bad
Call it stormy Monday, and, baby, Tuesday's just as bad
Wednesday's worse, Thursday's oh so sad

The eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Well the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, I kneel down and pray

Lord, have mercy, oh well it's Lord have mercy on me
Lord, have mercy, oh well my heart's in misery
Give me back my baby, please send her home to me

T-Bone Walker, American guitarist

Born: May 28, 1910

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

Patrick Henry, American attorney, planter, politician, and orator
Born: May 29, 1736

Angels never came down
There's no one here they want to hang around
But if they knew
If they knew you at all
Then one by one the angels
Angels would fall

Melissa Etheridge , American singer-songwriter
Born: May 29, 1961

And what would I do in heaven pray,
Me with my dancing feet?
And limbs like apple boughs that sway
When the gusty rain winds beat.

And how would I thrive in a perfect place
Where dancing would be a sin,
With not a man to love my face,
Nor an arm to hold me in?

The seraphs and the cherubim
Would be too proud to bend,
To sing the faery tunes that brim
My heart from end to end.

The wistful angels down in hell
Will smile to see my face,
And understand, because they fell
From that all-perfect place.

Countee Cullen, American poet
Born: May 30, 1903

Happy Birthday to Alanis Morissette
June 1, 1974
Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

"We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration."

Dennis Haysbert
American actor and voice actor.
June 2, 1954

"I took one thing to heart that I heard from Sidney Poitier in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.' And it resonated so much with me. He says: 'Dad, you always looked at yourself as a black man. I look at myself as a man.' "

"I really do believe that was what I was put on this planet to do: to give to people and, through my performances, show them another world - in the case of '24,' to show them what a politician, black or white, should be. Basically, I wanted to be a service to others."

He'll always be "President Palmer" to me. :)

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ianimal ianimal
June 2nd

finding the perfect quote that reflects present social times is cool.....
finding the perfect Birthday Quote that reflects the present social times is Magic!!

“Once you witness an injustice, you are no longer an observer but a participant.” ~ June Callwood.”

― June Callwood, Canadian journalist
Born: June 2, 1924

***bonus Birthday Quote***

There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!

When criminals in this world appear
And break the laws that they should fear
And frighten all who see or hear
The cry goes up both far and near
For Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
Fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

W. Watts Biggers, American novelist
Born: June 2, 1927

Although a biologist, I must confess I do not understand how life came about... I consider that life only starts at the level of a functional cell. The most primitive cells may require at least several hundred different specific biological macro-molecules. How such already quite complex structures may have come together, remains a mystery to me. The possibility of the existence of a Creator, of God, represents to me a satisfactory solution to this problem.

Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist and geneticist.
Born: June 3, 1929

It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year
I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're there for me too)

Danny Wilde, American musician The Rembrandts
Born: June 3, 1956

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.

Joyce Meyer, American author
Born: June 4, 1943

Stopped in to a church
I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees (Got down on my knees)
And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
You know the preacher likes the cold (Preacher likes the cold)
He knows I'm gonna stay (Knows I'm gonna stay)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day

Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter
Born: June 4, 1944

I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either.

Donald Trump


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Jim Varney
June 15, 1949

[After being asked if he was a chain smoker] "Nah, I'm not a chain smoker. they're real hard to light, and you have to carry that big torch around."

"I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time."

And of course as Ernest P Worrell:
"Hey, Vern!"
"Eeeewwww!!" (Those facial expressions! Haha)

We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.

Mario Cuomo, 52nd Governor of New York for three terms
Born: June 15, 1932

The slogan etched more deeply than ever on the heart of every Canadian should be: Unity, Stability and Progress.

Arthur Meighe, Former Prime Minister of Canada
Born: June 16, 1874

Doncha know that I wait in the darkness of my lonely room
Filled with sadness, filled with gloom
Hoping soon that you'd walk back through that door
And love me like you tried before
Since you've been gone
All that's left is a band of gold
All that's left of the dreams I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dream of what love could be
If you were still here with me
Since you've been gone
All that's left is a band of gold

Lamont Dozier, American singer, songwriter and record producer
Born: June 16, 1941

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James Weldon Johnson , American writer and civil rights activist.
Born: June 17, 1871

To America

How would you have us, as we are?
Or sinking 'neath the load we bear?
Our eyes fixed forward on a star?
Or gazing empty at despair?

Rising or falling? Men or things?
With dragging pace or footsteps fleet?
Strong, willing sinews in your wings?
Or tightening chains about your feet?

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What is......"Happy 80th Birthday to Alex Trebek!!"
Keep going strong!!
July 22, 1940

"I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off."

"I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me."

"It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence."

"Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination."

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Woody Harrelson
July 23, 1961

"I wrapped a movie called 'Zombieland,' in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."

And as my favorite character of his, Woody Boyd on Cheers:

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia
Born: July 23, 1892

***bonus quote***
Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Haile Selassie

*** ***double bonus quote*** ***
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
Haile Selassie

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Gary Gygax, American game designer and author best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons

Born: July 27, 1938

By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.

Maggie Kuhn, Maggie Kuhn American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers
Born: August 3, 1905

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