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Today is my birthday and the crew surprised me with a cake. But this was not the best present I got from the team. That was the new car, which felt good on the track. I did a few runs in the afternoon and everything went well.
Giancarlo Fisichella

Called to the throne by the voice of the people, my maxim has always been: A career open to talent without distinction of birth. It is this system of equality for which the European oligarchy detests me
Napoleon Bonaparte

Crabs do not give birth to a bird.
Anonymous

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Horace

Birth was the death of him.
Samuel Beckett

While man is growing, life is in decrease.
And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb:
Our birth is nothing but our death begun
Edward Young

With my wife I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me.
Rodney Dangerfield

He will find out the hard way on his birthday that he has got a present he never wanted [on fighting Khan on 8th Dec, his birthday]
Graham Earl

I'm six foot eleven. My birthday covers three days.
Darryl Dawkins

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
Anna Julia Cooper

I never know what to get my father for his birthday. I gave him a hundred dollars and said, 'Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.' So he went out and bought a present for my mother.
Rita Rudner

It's seven years today, my anniversary, and it was my birthday yesterday - it's been a great weekend for me. I better be careful with the missus otherwise I will probably put her in the club! [Too much info, Warnock!]
Neil Warnock

From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash
Sophie Tucker

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
Dean Koontz

I was famous from birth.
Peter Fonda

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The 880-yard heel and toe walk is the closest a man can come to experiencing the panges of childbirth.
Avery Brundage

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them
Margaret Mitchell

Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory. [an interesting quote indeed, Mr Grunwald]
Henry Grunwald

Since giving birth to their daughter: I feel better. I feel hornier. I feel more womanly and more accomplished and prouder.
Tea Leoni

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
Thornton Wilder

Custom forms us all; our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth
Aaron Hill

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

It was my 13th birthday and I have treasured it ever since [Peggy Sue].

It is the greatest single ever made. I still have it, but rarely play it for fear of damaging it.
John Gribbin

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Erma Bombeck

Death borders upon our birth; and our cradle stands in our grave
Joseph Hall

My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
Joan Rivers

A name, it has more than nominal worth,
And belongs to good or bad luck at birth
Thomas Hood

There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life, and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean De La Bruyere

I was so happy. I felt, I can do it. I did this by myself [on birth of fourth child]
Tana Ramsay

All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release... Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body.
Jean Paul Richter

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
Mary Sarton

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.
Joan Rivers

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
George Santayana

I will be joining the campaign with a song in my heart, with a spring in my step [on the birth of his first child]
Charles Kennedy

We should try to achieve things for ourselves and not rely on former or past family glories with which we have no connection but the arbitrary nature of our birth.
Shirley Franklin

It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next. It's like asking you to sing a line of Happy Birthday and then Goodnight Irene - assuming you know the words to both those songs
Hank Azaria

When real nobleness accompanies that imaginary one of birth, the imaginary seems to mix with real, and becomes real too
Fulke Greville

They kept trying to sponge down my face with cool water and all I could do was shout 'be careful of my hair!' because I didn't want it to go all curly (on giving birth to son Harvey)
Jordan

Maybe it's my birthday, I honestly don't know. I'm 58? There's not much I need - I have plenty of socks
Arsene Wenger

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Margaret Mead

Poverty is a lot like childbirth - you know it is going to hurt before it happens, but you'll never know how much until you experience it.
J K Rowling

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death
Desmond Morris

There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth.
James Thurber

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
Robert Bolt

Some decent, regulated preeminence, some preference given to birth, is neither unnatural nor unjust nor impolite
Edmund Burke

The lioness giveth birth to cubs which remain three days without life. Then cometh the lion, breatheth upon them, and bringeth them to life.
William Of Normandy

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. (Man for Himself)
Erich Fromm



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