One popular birthday quote by Shirley Bassey is, "You don't get older, you get better." As of 2015, singer Shirley Bassey has seen 78 birthdays. Birthday quotes typically show appreciation for adding years to one's life. A quote by Pablo Picasso affirms, "It takes a long time to become young."
Birthdays are associated with many aspects of life, including personality, future goals and personal purpose. Quotes for happy birthday wishes often acknowledge the role birthdays play in these subjects. A popular birthday quote by author and minister William Barclay says that the two most important days in life include "the day we are born and the day we discover why."