25 Dogs with Birthday Ennui

Sure, we’re all getting older, but some of us take it harder than others. These dogs wax philosophical on what it means, in dog years, to spin around the Sun one more time.

1. “There is still no cure for the common birthday.” -John Glenn

2. “It takes a long time to become young.” -Pablo Picasso

3. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” - Voiltaire

4. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” -Satchel Paige

5. “The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.” - Paris Hilton

6. “Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one’s own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.” -Robert Staughton Lynd

7. It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. - Ellen Glasgow

8. “I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.” -Victoria Beckham

9. “When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?” Lisa Loeb

10. “Love the giver more than the gift.” -Brigham Young

11. “I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.” -Mary Pickford

12. “I binge when I’m happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I’m at a birthday party.” -Kirstie Alley

13. “Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life’s work.” -Karl Jaspers

14. “Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.” -Audrey Hepburn

15. “About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.” -Kurt Vonnegut

16. “Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.” -Mary Schmich

17. “I’m most comfortable in my birthday suit.” -Amanda Seyfried

18. “Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in.” -Mindy Kaling

19. “I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I’ll probably be given jewelry instead.” -Susan Orlean

20. “I hate birthdays. I hate birthday parties. I hate them. I don’t know what it is, anybody’s only got to come wafting near me with a piece of cake with a candle on and I break out in hives.” -Cat Deeley

21. “I was fired at the pinnacle of my career, on my 39th birthday. And in the year that followed, I learned that there are many psychological phases of being ‘let go.’” -Mika Brzezinski

22. “Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” -Buddy Valastro

23. “My first recognition of age setting in was exactly on my 36th birthday. I have no idea why, on this day of all days, I looked in the mirror and realized my face no longer looked young.” -Paulina Porizkova

24. “You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.” -Brad Garrett

25. “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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