A Collection by Bonney Jo Bott "02/14/2003
"All my possessions for one moment
"For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday." "A birthday is a day to celebrate your accomplishments, your favorite memories, and the wonderful person, you are." "Every birthday brings a dream that's cherished by the heart, a dream in which your brightest hopes and wishes play a part." "Each birthday is a time to be glad about life, for it gives you the chance to love, work and play." "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
"Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come." "The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." "It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age." "The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it."
"Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires." "There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important." "To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am." "They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much."
"Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. You see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change." "We are always the same age inside." "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be."
"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."
"A birthday is a time for catches and misses, for laughter, and songs, for hugs and kisses."