Birthday Quotes

By Scott Canipe

Birthday quotes are enjoyed by people all over the world. A birthday is a special time that is celebrated once a year. Whenever family and friends remember this momentous occasion; the person experiencing the birthday has a sense of appreciation and happiness. People enjoy birthdays and the celebratory activities that go along with them.

However, a birthday also means that one has just aged another year. Each birthday represents the struggle to maintain youth, self-confidence and a sharp mind. So aging becomes a sensitive matter with both women and men. Hence, there are many jokes that are made and birthday quotes to bring levity to the situation at hand.

Happy Birthday!

The following is a list of inspirational birthday quotes that bring joy and laughter to each individual that has just matured another year. So take your time, feel free to borrow these quotes, and be happy that you have lived to experience another year.


40th Birthday Quotes

The 40th birthday is a special occasion to celebrate. It typifies that one has lived on this earth for four decades, which in many instances is a monumental accomplishment. One has garnered great wisdom and is still relatively young, however the clock of aging is ticking.

A 40th birthday should be a time to celebrate, but for some it is a time for worry and anxiety.

Among quotes and sayings, 40th birthday quotes are here for us to enjoy and to quell any uneasy feelings of approaching middle age. They are comical but yet possess great meaning and can liven up the birthday celebration. These funny and momentous 40th birthday quotes will animate any party and bring laughter to anyone.

So read these quotes and enjoy your 40th birthday, because it only happens once.


“40 isn't old, if you're a tree.”

“I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience.”

“The first 40 years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary.”

“The lovely thing about being 40 is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.”

“If life really begins on your 40th birthday, it's because that's when women finally get it… they have the guts to take back their lives.”

“Be wise with speed; a fool at 40 is a fool indeed.”

“When you reach 40 you can’t do anything every day.”

“When I passed 40 I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense.”

“40 is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”


Belated Birthday Quotes

In our fast-paced society and the many responsibilities that we possess, forgetting someone’s birthday happens all too frequently. This slip of the memory is embarrassing because there are many loved ones, great friends, and strong acquaintances that may have their feelings hurt as a result.

So if one does forget an important person’s birthday, a wonderful way to make up for it is to give them one of many belated birthday quotes. These belated birthday quotes fit the occasion perfectly and they can provide great humor to ease an already sensitive situation.

Happy belated birthday quotes are much better than an apology for forgetting someone’s birthday. One can truly make amends with belated birthday quotes.


“OK, so this card is late. Landing on your mat. But the others were bought in a shop. How difficult is that?”

“Your birthday came, your birthday went, Here’s the card I should have sent!”

“Happy Birthday - a little late, I know. Would you believe that the card took the scenic route? Have a great year!”

“I missed your birthday and I feel empty inside. I don’t suppose you have any cake left?”

“How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older?

“I'm sorry I missed your birthday, you've had so many I lost track!!”

“The birthday card isn’t on time. But it's not my fault. I’m an early person trapped in a late person's body!”

“This card took skill and talent and dedication to create And days of thought and craftsmanship. It's no wonder that it's late.”

“Wishing u a day soft as silk, white as milk, sweet as honey & full of money. May all your dreams come true. Happy belated birthday!!”

“A little bird told me you were having a birthday. He just told me a little late.”


21st Birthday Quotes

The 21st birthday is important time to celebrate. For most it is a very special moment in that person’s life. One is typically entering into an area in which responsibility is a must as he or she enters the real world of adulthood. Their whole life is ahead of them and the possibilities are limitless.

As such, one should be wished a happy birthday in a very special way. 21st birthday quotes are an excellent vehicle to celebrate this historic time. These birthday quotes illustrate the great milestone that a young man or woman has reached entering into a greater level of maturity and accountability.


"There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important and this is it.”

"Finally 21, and legally able to do everything I've been doing since 15."

"When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself."

"At age 21, everyone is happy because of the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

"Live as long as you may. The first 21 years are the longest half of your life."

"The secret to eternal youth is arrested development at 21."

"Nature gives you the face you have at 21, but it's up to you to deserve that face you have at 50."

“They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body, Happy 21st Birthday!”

“When I was 21 everything was positive and bright, now at 41 I feel nothing but plight.”


Funny Birthday Quotes

A birthday is supposed to be an experience of frivolity and fun. Whether you’re 10, 21, 40, and beyond, this is the day to celebrate all of those passing years.

This is the time for you and you only, to be waited on, to be pampered, and do nothing but enjoy this meaningful day. It only comes once a year and now it’s your time to relish in it.

There are many happy birthday quotes that are funny and comical. The following list of funny birthday quotes that will add spice and levity to any birthday celebration.


"Of late I appear to have reached that stage when people who look old are only my age."

"Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened."

"You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not."

”Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.”

"Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed."

"Life is one long process of getting tired."

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.”

"Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative."

"Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty."

"Call this an unfair generalization if you must, but old people are no good at everything."

”The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."

"A woman has the age she deserves."

”Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

”The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”

“I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.”

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.”

“Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.”

“A cute fiftieth birthday wish: Happy 20th anniversary of your 30th Birthday.”

“Age is a number and mine is unlisted.”

”As long as there are birthday gifts, I don’t mind celebrating my birthdays everyday.”

“You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.”

“The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."

"A well-adjusted woman is one who not only knows what she wants for her birthday, but even knows what she's going to exchange it for."

"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair - Happy Birthday!"

"As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."

"When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off."

"The first sign of maturity after each birthday is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left."

"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."

"Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it."

"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."


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