I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn’t see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!
If I could be doing anything, I’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on TV.
I was honoured when they asked me to appear at the president’s birthday rally in Madison Square Garden. There was like a hush over the whole place when I came on to sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ like if I had been wearing a slip, I would have thought it was showing or something. I thought, ‘Oh,
Youth has no age.
It takes a long time to become young.
The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.