Birthdays Sayings and Quotes

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect on the year, and make future wishes for the year to come. Celebrate one more turn around the sun with the collection of quotes about birthdays below.

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope
The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating. Jarod Kintz
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. Jean Paul Richter
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. Mark Twain
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. Unknown Author
A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy. Abhisek Bachchan
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. Sammy Hagar
Don't just count your years, make your years count. George Merideth
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Madeleine L'Engle
With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. Chili Davis
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. Larry Lorenzoni
I count too heavily on birthdays, though I know I shouldn't. Inevitably I begin to assess my life by them, figure out how I'm doing by how many people remember; it's like the old fantasy of attending your own funeral: You get to see who your friends are, get to see who shows up. Lorrie Moore
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday, especially if it was one's own, brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. Thomas Moore
The way I see it, you should live every day like it's your birthday. Paris Hilton
Birthdays are nature's way of telling you to eat more cake. Jo Brand
My Birthday! What a different sound that word had in my youthful ear. Malcolm Forbes
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet. Robert Orben
Things to ponder every Birthday: If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes. Euripedes
Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world. Unknown Author
Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end. Richard Bach
Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine. Joan Colling
Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth. Ralph Parlette
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss
There is still no cure for the common birthday. John Glenn
It is not how old you are, but how you are old. Marie Dressler
A birthday is a time to reflect on the year gone by, but to also set your goals for the upcoming year. Catherine Pulsifer
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives. Cato
If you lie about your age on your birthday, make sure you choose a comfortable number. Unknown Author
30 was the best year of my life until the next year and then the next. Every year since 30 has been the best year. Bonnidette Lantz
My birthday affords me the welcome opportunity to express my feelings of deep gratitude for the ideal working and living conditions which have been placed at my disposal in the United States. Albert Einstein
What is there to celebrate? Birthdays are automatic things. Anyway, birthdays are for children. Albert Einstein
My birthday was a natural disaster, a shower of paper, full of flattery, under which one almost drowned. Albert Einstein
There was a star danced, and under that was I born. William Shakespeare
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday—especially if it was ones' own—brightened the world as if a second sun had risen. Robert Lynd
I'm six foot eleven. My birthday covers three days. Darryl Dawkins
Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one. Frederick Leboyer
The last birthday that's any good is 23. Andy Rooney
You know how you tell when you're getting old? When your broad mind changes places with your narrow waist. Red Skelton
Fifty years old, 212 fights, and I'm still pretty. Muhammad Ali
At age fifty, every man has the face he deserves. George Orwell
One starts to get young at the age of sixty. Pablo Picasso
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. E. Joseph Cossman
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost
No length of time can make you quit / Honour and virtue, sense and wit, / Thus you may still be young to me, / While I can better hear than see; / Oh, ne'er may fortune show her spite, / To make me deaf, and mend my sight. Jonathan Swift
Through a dull tract of woe, of dread, / The toiling year has pass'd and fled: / And, lo! in sad and pensive strain, / I sing my birth-day date again. George Crabbe
In the gradual desuetude of old observances, this custom of solemnizing our proper birth-day hath nearly passed away, or is left to children, who reflect nothing at all about the matter, nor understand any thing in it beyond cake and orange. Charles Lamb
Good-morrow to the golden Morning! / Good-morrow to the world's delight! / I've come to bless thy life's beginning, / That hath made my own so bright! Thomas Hood
What different dooms our birthdays bring! Thomas Hood
So mayst thou live, dear! many years, / In all the bliss that life endears, / Not without smiles, nor yet from tears / Too strictly kept: / When first thy infant littleness / I folded in my fond caress, / The greatest proof of happiness / Was this—I wept. Thomas Hood
Maiden, when such a soul as thine is born, / The morning-stars their ancient music make. James Russell Lowell
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you get un-birthday presents—... And only one for birthday presents, you know. Lewis Carroll
At another year / I would not boggle / Except that when I jog / I joggle. Ogden Nash
Happy Birthday, Johnny, / Live beyond your income, / Travel for enjoyment, / Follow your own nose. W.H. Auden
I have always been intrigued at what went on on the world on my birthdays long before I was born. Alec Guiness
I used to anticipate my childhood birthday parties as if each were an annual coronation. Like most kids, I loved sitting at the head of the table with a crown on my head. In recent years, however, birthdays have been more like medical checkups—no fun at all but necessary if one intends to stay alive from year to year. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Enjoy how sweet, how thoughtful, how kind I'm being on your birthday. Because tomorrow it's back to the same old crap. Melvin Helitzer
As one cat said to another: Birthdays are like fur balls—the more you have, the more you gag. Marla Morgan
She claims she just turned thirty, but it must have been a U-turn! Elmer Pasta
For weeks I've been telling him not to buy anything for my birthday, and he still forgot to bring me something. Tanya Noe
It's an awful thing to grow old by yourself. My wife hasn't had a birthday in seven years. Robert Orben
I'm sixty-five, but if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be forty-eight. James Thurber
People who have the most birthdays live the longest. Jean Bucher
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting... / Not in entire forgetfulness, / And not in utter nakedness, / But trailing clouds of glory do we come. William Wordsworth
Do you count your birthdays thankfully? Horace
One of the sadder things, I think, / Is how our birthdays slowly sink: / Presents and parties disappear, / The cards grow fewer year by year. Philip Larkin
Believing, hear, what you deserve to hear: / Your birthday as my own to me is dear... / But yours gives most; for mine did only lend / Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend. Martial
But after all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow. A.A. Milne
For every year of life we light / A candle on your cake / To mark the simple sort of progress / Anyone can make, / And then, to test your nerve or give / A proper view of death, / You're asked to blow each light, each year, / Out with your own breath. James Simmons