Famous Birthday Quotes

Happy Birthday BalloonOne way to make birthdays more special and memorable is to find a famous quote that suits the individual and the occasion. This shows the recipient that the giver put some thought into it. Any of these famous birthday quotes can be added to party invitations. Also, birthday shoppers who dread making the rounds trying to find the perfect pre-printed greeting cards can get blank picture cards instead and add a quote that fits the recipient.

If the subject of the birthday is into music, you might play on that and utilize quotes by musicians. Music lovers might enjoy these quotes from famous musicians:

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

“All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”
– George Harrison (1967)

“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

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.”
– Robert Browning (1864)

Poets and writers always seem to be the best at expressing what people think and feel when it comes to their birthday’s. Here are some quotes from poets and writers that would fit most people, but might be especially ideal for teachers and thinkers:

“There was a star dance, and under that was I born.”
– Shakespeare

Famous Robert Browning Quote

Sometimes not everyone wants a quote from some deep thinker on their birthday card. Easy and fun quotes have their place too. So if that was too deep, how about turning to the breezy Paris Hilton? Even her words, however, seem to have some profound wisdom:

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

For some family members, the best way to have a memorable occasion of any time is to include humor. If you can’t make them laugh then they don’t have a good time. If that’s like your birthday boy or girl then why not borrow from some of the best comedians?

“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

“You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”
– Bob Hope

Famous Francis Coppola Quote

Does the recipient have a milestone or over-the-hill birthday? There are plenty of famous quotes having to do with getting older. The best types of quotes are the ones that make the recipient feel good about getting older. These quotes might lighten the mood:

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
– Victor Hugo

“Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.”
– Maurice Chevalier

“The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love.”
– Jean Renoir

“The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”
– T. S. Eliot

“For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.”
– John Glenn

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”
– George Santayana

“Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
– Pope John XXIII

Some people love birthdays while others do not like them. However, if birthdays get forgotten or not acknowledged by others, it might make the situation even worse. That is when a thoughtful quote can go a long way. So use these quotes, or look up some of your own to make their birthday card, invitation, or other birthday piece truly fun. Adding a quote to any birthday article such as those always shows that true thought went into the planning.

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