Ever wonder what’s on the mind of today’s most notable people? Well, don’t miss our unbelievable roundup of the best and most talked about quotes of the day:

"If I’m going to your birthday party, you sure as hell better have some cake, free booze, and at least some piece of evidence indicating that you’ve had a birthday within six months."

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—Paul Krugman
On rigor


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"When I was 15, my father told me I had a choice to make. He outstretched his arms. In one hand he held a microphone, representing a career in music, and in the other, a single sock, which I assume represented a career in something sock-related. Anyway, I chose the microphone, and I’ve regretted it ever since."

—Aretha Franklin
On her career


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"All I need is my guitar, my friends, my health, my vast collection of rare stamps, and a pistol to ward off stamp bandits."

—Willie Nelson
On appreciating the little things