Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 132 - 13 Ways to Say Happy 40th Birthday to Gerard Butler

As many of you know, I'm rather partial to Scottish actor Gerard Butler.

On Nov. 13th he turns the big 4 - 0. Here are 13 wishes for him on this milestone birthday. He's the inspiration for a fictional character that I'm currently writing about during NaNoWriMo, a month-long writing marathon.

Thanks, Gerry.

- 1

"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit."

- Robert Quillen

- 2

"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned."

- P. T. Barnum

- 3

"It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."

- Larry Bird

- 4

"A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself."

- Jessamyn West

- 5

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."

- James Cook

- 6

"The lion is most handsome when looking for food."

- Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Photo by Patrick Fraser

- 7

"The higher the hill, the stronger the wind."

- John Wycliffe

Photo by Debra Hurford Brown

- 8

"When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins."

- Michael Caine

Photo by Dagblat (Norway)

- 9

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

- Erich Fromm

Photo by Amanda De Cadenet

- 10

"Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other."

- Carlos Castaneda

Photo by Martin Pope

- 11

"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."

- Scottish Proverb

Photo by

- 12

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Genius will not. Education will not. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Calvin Coolidge

- 13

"The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned."

- Cindy Crawford


Ms Snarky Pants said...

Wow! There are so many of you Gerard Butler fans out there. hehe

Bonnie said...

Oh, THANK YOU for sharing such great pics. He's one of my top favorites. Hmmmmmmm.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What a wonderfully photogenic man. Happy birthday to him, indeed.

Spice said...

I've never heard of him before reading your post. He's very cute though. :) Great TT!

Adelle Laudan said...

I look him with facial hair. Some great words of wisdom there. Happy T13!

Tracie said...

This is definitely the Best Looking TT I have seen this week! :D

I might just have to stay around a while ;) Happy Birthday Gerard!

Happy TT!

Andi said...

Gerard made it very difficult for me to focus on the quotes! :o)

Great list!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Quite the handsome actor and so photogenic! Also so richly talented! Thanks for sharing the great pics!

Paige Tyler said...

Nice TT!


My TT is at

life's journey said...

Nice list for today's t13.

Akelamalu said...

I love the Cindy Crawford quote!

Gel said...

Creative. I didn't know much about him- very little in fact. I know more now and Happy BD to him! (Because of you and others, I joined T-13) Good to see so many familiar faces and meet new folks.

Thomma Lyn said...

Happy fortieth birthday to Gerard Butler! And what a great way to celebrate, with such fabulous pictures. :)

Robin said...

He's quite easy on the eyes, isn't he.

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