Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

~ Sophocles ~

36 Birthday Quotes

January 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 53 secs

It’s handy having some birthday quotes for that special occasion.

It’s always handy to have a few birthday quotes up your sleeve. So here is a bundle to keep when you need them:

  1. “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”   Bob Hope
  2. “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”  Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”   William Shakespeare
  4. “Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”   Audrey Hepburn
  5. If there’s one thing I really want for my birthday, that is for the mining company not to mine my daddy’s reserve.”   Bindi Irwin
  6. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”   Robert Frost
  7. “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”  Lucius Seneca
  8. “The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday.”  Paris Hilton
  9. “With my wife I get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me.”   Rodney Dangerfield
  10. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”   Oprah Winfrey
  11. “Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.” Charles Schultz
  12. “The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.”  Pope Paul VI
  13. “You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.”   Jerry Seinfeld
  14.  “Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.”   C. S. Lewis
  15. “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.”   Lucius Seneca
  16. “It takes a long time to grow young.”  Pablo Picasso
  17. “Plant the seeds of Love in your hearts. Let them grow into trees of Service and shower the sweet fruit of Ananda. Share the Ananda with all. That is the proper way to celebrate the Birthday.”  Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  18. “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”  George Harrison
  19. “I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.”  Celine Dion
  20. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.”  Fred Astaire
  21. “Being seventy is not a sin.”  Golda Meir
  22. “It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.”  Brigitte Bardot
  23. “Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”  Franz Kafka
  24. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.”  Jesse Jackson
  25. “We are always the same age inside.”  Gertrude Stein
  26. “My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.”  Loretta Lynn
  27. Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.”  Golda Meir
  28. “The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.”  Oscar Wilde
  29. “There is still no cure for the common birthday.”  John Glenn
  30. Youth has no age.”  Pablo Picasso
  31. “I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody.”  George Burns
  32. “When I turned 60, it didn’t bother me at all.”  Yoko Ono
  33. The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”  Lucille Ball
  34. “Love the giver more than the gift.”   Brigham Young
  35. “Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday.”  Stephen Wright
  36. “May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.”  Frank Sinatra

Even if you only use a few chosen birthday quotes on your next email or card, people will get the sense that you are rather clever to say such things. So, go ahead and use a quote or two when next a birthday comes around. After all, even borrowed wit still has weight.


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