Birthday quotes from famous people
When you’re at a loss for what to write, birthday quotes from famous people (or famous quotes from unknown people) are always a great option. Why reinvent the wheel when someone famous may have already expressed your sentiments?
Here is a collection of some our favorite famous birthday quotes.
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.
– H. V. Prochnow
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln
It takes a long time to grow young.
– Pablo Picasso
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.~ Arnold Palmer
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
– Jean Paul Richter
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
– Jennifer Yane
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
– Tom Wilson
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
– Lucille ball
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
– Oscar Wilde
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
– Fred Astaire
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
– Mark Twain
Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.
– Lucy Larcom
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
– Mahatma Ghandi
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
– Robert Frost
May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
– Frank Sinatra
When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself.
– F Scott Fitzgerald
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
– Benjamin Franklin
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
– Franz Kafka
One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.
– Pablo Picasso
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty
– Coco Chanel
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
– Tom Stoppard
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
– Jonathan Swift
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
– Oprah Winfrey
Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
– Pope John XXIII
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
– Alfred D. Souza
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
– Brigitte Bardot
If you survive long enough, you’re revered-rather like an old building. – Katherine Hepburn
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
Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn’t change.
– Molly Keane
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
– Franklin Pierce Adams
Thirty five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years.
– Oscar Wilde
My mother groaned, my father wept,
into the dangerous world I leapt;
helpless, naked, piping loud,
like a fiend hid in a cloud.
– William Blake
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
-Thomas B. Aldrich
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
~ Arnold Palmer
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
~ Oscar Wilde
Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.
~ Cora Harvey Armstrong
I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
~ Phyllis Diller
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
~ Harry Hershfield
Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle
~ Bob Hope
I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
~ Peter Gabriel
First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
~ Leo Rosenberg
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
~ Groucho Marx
Time and Tide waitfor no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.
~ Robert Frost
So that’s what we’ve been able to collect so far – we hope you enjoy our list of famous birthday quotes!