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.
"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit."
- Robert Quillen
"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
"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
"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
"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
- James Cook
"The lion is most handsome when looking for food."
- Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Photo by Patrick Fraser
"The higher the hill, the stronger the wind."
- John Wycliffe
Photo by Debra Hurford Brown
"When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins."
- Michael Caine
Photo by Dagblat (Norway)
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
- Erich Fromm
Photo by Amanda De Cadenet
"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
"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."
- Scottish Proverb
Photo by Fotogramas.es
"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."
"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