49 Quotes About Birthdays

No matter how old you are, there’s nothing quite like a birthday. Here are some great quotes about birthdays to get you in the mood for your own celebration!

Quotes About Birthdays

1. God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire

2. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

3. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

4. 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

5. The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy

6. Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. – Sammy Hagar

7. All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. – George Harrison

8. 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

9. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – Satchel Paige

10. I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’ – Steven Wright

11. Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love. – Gabriel Byrne

12. 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

13. A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

14. For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier… I put them in the same room and let them fight it out. – Steven Wright

15. You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope

16. A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. – Erma Bombeck

17. I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake. – Mitch Hedberg

18. The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday. – Paris Hilton

19. It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. – Ellen Glasgow

20. There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. – Lewis Carroll

21. The only thing better than singing is more singing. – Ella Fitzgerald

22. It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’ – Sam Levenson

23. To me – old age is always ten years older than I am. – John Burroughs

24. Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. – Plautus

25. About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm. – Kurt Vonnegut

26. We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. – Lauren Hutton

27. The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape. – Samuel Johnson

28. If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same. – John Oates

29. A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present. – Thomas Fuller

30. I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You’re young enough to get away with things, but you’re old enough, too. – Liv Tyler

31. Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. – Jean Paul

32. Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. – Mary Schmich

33. There is still no cure for the common birthday. – John Glenn

34. I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does. – Victoria Beckham

35. Let them eat cake. – Marie Antoinette

36. Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. – Doug Coupland

37. New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – Charles Lamb

38. 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. – Robert Staughton Lynd

39. Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

40. Being seventy is not a sin. – Golda Meir

41. The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to remember it once. – E. Joseph Cossman

42. If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. – Bruce Barton

43. I hate birthdays. – Zane Grey

44. Love the giver more than the gift. – Brigham Young

45. When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie? – Lisa Loeb

46. I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique. – Celine Dion

47. My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him. – Loretta Lynn

48. The main prank that we play with props is for people’s birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face – that’s always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who’s new. – Catherine Bell

49. To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn’t wish my teens and 20s on my enemies. – Lionel Blue

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