Famous Birthday Quotes & Sayings by Famous Personalities

Birthday is a very special occasion for everyone and sending a nice birthday wish to a person on his/her special day means a lot. Most people when they are kids or teenagers love their birthday because they get presents and cake to eat. However, as we grow up our way of enjoying and celebrating birthdays change. Well, no matter how someone celebrates his/her birthday everyone likes to get nice birthday greetings and wishes. famous birthday quotes

Most people like a birthday message that is written in such a way that it conveys love and care. Although, there are some people who may consider themselves intellectuals, creative, and thinkers. These people would love to get a birthday wish in the form of birthday quotes said by some of the most popular personalities in history. So, here we have created a collection of birthday quotes by famous people who were authors, writers, philosophers, musicians, poets, comedians, celebrities, stars, thinkers, scientists, and historical figures.

Birthday Quotes by Famous Authors, Writers & Philosophers

Some quotes, sayings, and thoughts expressed and written by famous authors, writers, and philosophers that you can use to wish someone on their birthday. Or you can write these quotes on a nice sticky note on the gift wrap.

Quotes on Age, Youth & Birth by Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens known as Mark Twain was a famous writer who wrote and published many pieces of literature. He is known as the father of American literature and here are some quotes in which he talked about age and youth. You can use these birthday quotes for someone who likes to read literature or is inspired by Mark Twain.

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. -Mark Twain

quote by Mark Twain

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. – By Mark Twain

Too bad that youth is wasted on the young. -Mark Twain.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. – Mark Twain

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen – Mark Twain

William Shakespeare Birthday Quotes

William Shakespeare was a very famous play writer and dramatist who heavily influenced English literature. Here are some noteworthy quotes were written by him by which we can relate to age and birth. These quotes are a great way to make a literature fan smile on his/her birthday.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare

To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eye’d, Such seems your beauty still. -William Shakespeare

old quote by William Shakespeare

Here are some more quotes that you can use as a birthday wish on the birthday of your kith and kin.

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka, writer

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. – Germaine Greer, writer

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss, author

There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay, author

This one quote is for those who are in their middle age trying to build a great life by sacrificing their blood, sweat, and time.

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. – Eli Cass, author

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed. – Anthony Powell, novelist

Birthday Quotes by Musicians

If the person whose birthday it is, likes music then take a look at these quotes and sayings by famous musicians.

Inside every older person is a younger person — wondering what the hell happened. – Cora Harvey Armstrong, musician

A quote to use when you want to inspire someone to start something new.

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

birthday quote by Sammy Hagar, musician

By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadsworth, pianist

If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to save every day. – Jim Croce, musician

You don’t get older, you only get better. – Shirley Bassey, musician

Don’t think of yourselves as you are getting old instead think of it as you have learned a lot of things and gained experience. Life is all about learning, growing, and having fun when the situation allows.

Funny Birthday Quotes by Comedians

Does your friend like comedy? If yes, then here are a few quotes about old age that you can use on someone’s birthday.

Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. – Bob Hope, comedian

Nice to be here? At my age, it’s nice to be anywhere. – George Burns, comedian

You can’t help getting older but you don’t have to get old. – George Burns

A fun birthday quote for a person who is getting old and keeps forgetting things.

As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. – Norman Wisdom, comedian

quote on aging by Norman Wisdom, comedian

Lovely Birthday Quotes From Famous Poets

Some people like to read short stories, novels, and some like poetry. If you have a friend who likes to write, read and hear poetry then these quotes by popular poets will be a good choice to write in his/her birthday greeting card.

The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. – Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. – Robert Browning, poet

The best is yet to be quote by Robert Browning

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. – Decimus Magnus Ausonius, poet

Women love surprises and birthday parties. And they often lie about their age as they want to appear young. If you have a woman in your life whom you want to make happy on her birthday then this quote is for you.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. – Robert Frost, poet

Famous People Birthday & Gift Quotes

Getting presents on our birthday and enjoying parties is lots of fun. If you get philosophical about birthday parties and gifts here are some quotes for you written or spoken by some popular people.

I binge when I’m happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I’m at a birthday party. -Kirstie Alley


There are 364 days when you might get unbirthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know.- Lewis Carroll

This one quote is super optimistic and makes us realize that birthdays are special but so are the rest of the days. So, live your life like every day is an opportunity to gain more experiences and be happy.

Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift. – Aretha Franklin

Every birthday is a gift quote by Aretha Franklin

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. – Brad Garrett, comedian

This one is a nice quote to show the significance of the presence of parents in the life of children.

Your children need your presence more than your presents. -Jesse Jackson

A quote for someone who doesn’t like birthday celebrations.

I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays! -Norman Rockwell

Youth is just wasted on young people / Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children  – George Bernard Shaw

Love the giver more than the gift. – Brigham Young

Does your friend like birthday cake? Well, who doesn’t want to eat delicious birthday cakes on their special day? So, here are some quotes from famous people regarding birthday cake. So, pick one, write in a greeting card, and send it to the person celebrating a birthday.

Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece? – Bobby Kelton, actor

birthday quote cake by Bobby Kelton

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. Edward Morykwas

So, eat as much cake as you can before you run out of your share of birthdays.

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’re getting old birthday quote by Jerry Seinfeld

Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen. – Jim Gaffigan, comedian

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

This one is a great quote if you want to find whether you are really getting old.

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

getting old when candles cost more than the cake quote by Bob Hope

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

Some Famous People Quotes on Aging and Getting Older

Are you feeling old on your birthday? Take a look at these quotes by some famous people on the topic of aging or getting older. The more birthdays we celebrate, the older we get but we can still young by heart.

It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. -Brigitte Bardot

I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too. – Gloria Swanson, actress

Your experience shows in your wrinkles.

Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. – Anna Magnani, actress

The requirements of a girl on the basis of age put in perspective by Sophie Tucker.

From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash. – Sophie Tucker, singer

This quote is a great way to wish a woman who had just turned thirty.

Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty. – By Robert Frost

Living life counting days, weeks, months, and years is useless. You should dream and take action to turn that dream into reality. So, this quote suggests living your life to the fullest.

Don’t just count your years, make your years count. – George Meredith, poet

Don’t just count your years. quote by George Meredith

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore

Starting young is the key to achieving success in anything. Well, to be honest, there is no right time to fulfill your dreams. So, this birthday start something that you always wanted to do and succeed at.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. – Fred Astaire


We turn not older with years, but newer every day. – Emily Dickinson

It’s never too late to go after what you want. Here is a quote for you by Mary Anne Evans a famous poet and novelist. Also, know by the name of George Eliot.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

It is never too late quote by George Eliot

At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly. Jim Bishop

What you can expect at different stages of life….

At twenty years of age, the will reign; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. – Benjamin Franklin

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

So, play all you want and live longer.

Old age is fifteen years older than I am. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you are forty this birthday quote is for you.

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

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And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

life that count quote by Abraham Lincoln

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face. – Jack Nicklaus

This quote holds the secret of always staying young.

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Satchel Paige

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West

Those whom the gods’ love grow young. -Oscar Wilde

Do you miss flirting in your old age? here is a quote for you.

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you’ve become harmless. – Liz Smith

growing older quote by Liz Smith

Famous Birthday Quotes by Celebrities & Historical Figures

Some fun and thought-provoking quotes by famous celebrities and personalities. The first one is great advice to live longer and happily.

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball, actress

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

The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday. -Paris Hilton

live every day like it’s your birthday quote by Paris Hilton

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving, – Einstein

A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate life as well as to update the life. – Amit Kalantri

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.- Jean-Paul Richter

The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet. – Robert Orben

best birthdays arrived yet quote by Robert Orben

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

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle

In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn’t have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order. -Robert Brault

From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye. -William Butler Yeats

birthday, until we die quote by William Butler Yeats

This quote is a fact-based on statistics.

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. Larry Lorenzoni

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. H. V. Prochnow

best way to remember your wife’s birthday quote by H. V. Prochnow

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

A birthday is the anniversary of your birth. It’s the time most of us reflect over the past year and what we hope for in the coming year. – Claudia T Hudson

A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year. – Byron Pulsifer

Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life. – Wilfred Peterson

birthday is the beginning of your new year quote by Wilfred Peterson

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Age is an issue of mind over matter birthday quote