Birthday quotes

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

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

Let them eat cake.
– Marie Antoinette

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
– Denis Waitley

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
– Audrey Hepburn

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

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

To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
– Bernard Baruch

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

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

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

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.
– Homaro Cantu

It takes a long time to become young.
– Pablo Picasso

Love the giver more than the gift.
– Brigham Young

I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
– Walter Dean Myers

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

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

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

I’m a Virgo and I’m more – I don’t want to say ‘negative’ – but I’m the girl who thinks no one’s coming to my birthday party, no one’s buying my clothes, no one’s reading my book, no one’s watching my show – that’s just how I think.
– Rachel Zoe

Youth has no age.
– Pablo Picasso

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

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

I can sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you in twelve different places, but one of them is going to make you feel a certain thing, maybe it’s a vulnerability, maybe an innocence, maybe another way is sexy and soulful or bluesy whatever it is, but with singers, exploring keys, I think, is important.
– Idina Menzel

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

We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.
– Mariella Frostrup

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

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

As he approached his 28th birthday in February 1840, Dickens knew himself to be famous, successful and tired. He needed a rest, and he made up his mind to keep the year free of the pressure of producing monthly installments of yet another long novel.
– Claire Tomalin

A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
– Abhishek Bachchan

I lived for 15 years in Los Angeles, and I still can’t believe that the handsomest man in the world, Cary Grant, and the greatest performer in the world, Fred Astaire, and Johnny Carson, one after another – they were all in my home at different times. I celebrated my 50th birthday with them. Unforgettable.
– Tony Bennett

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

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

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

When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.
– Giada De Laurentiis

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

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

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
– Steven Wright

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

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

My life is better with every year of living it.
– Rachel Maddow

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

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.
– Buddy Valastro

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

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For my birthday this year, my girlfriends – who knew I’d just inherited my dad’s turntable – gave me a carton of albums like ‘Blue Kentucky Girl,’ by Emmylou Harris, and ‘Off the Wall,’ by Michael Jackson. It’s all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can’t have a music collection without Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – it just can’t be done!
– Connie Britton

You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
– Joe DiMaggio

My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.
– Boris Johnson

You think back and you ask yourself why you became so interested in wolves. I think it was because when I was very small, growing up in a little hamlet near Shap, we would go to Lowther Wildlife Park for birthday parties. Now closed, it was only three miles from my parents’ house.
– Sarah Hall

It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
– Stevie Nicks

The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.
– Rick Springfield

I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.
– Kristin Armstrong

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

I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.
– Steven Wright

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

On Sept. 20, 2011, a year after I spoke with Rabanni, a couple of Taliban emissaries arrived at his Kabul fortress with a gift for his 71st birthday. It turned out not to be the truce offering they had claimed they were bringing: one of the Talibs had a bomb hidden in his turban.
– Terry Glavin

For my 16th birthday, my family took me to L’Auberge de L’Ill, which was family-run but had three Michelin stars. It was a revelation. After that meal, I realised this is what I want to do.
– Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Sinatra invited me once to his birthday party in L.A. I was young, and I felt great about it. But when I got there, the Rat Pack were all in the kitchen laughing their heads off.
– Tony Bennett

Sinatra invited me once to his birthday party in L.A. I was young, and I felt great about it. But when I got there, the Rat Pack were all in the kitchen laughing their heads off.
– Tony Bennett

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
– Phylicia Rashad

There’s video footage of my 10th birthday where I’m wearing, like, a little pink T-shirt. Then my dad comes in brandishing a copy of ‘Eraserhead,’ going, ‘Look what we’ve got for tonight!’
– Jane Goldman

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

I celebrated my 18th birthday in Japan, which was quite memorable; I was quite fascinated by the different traditions and the culture; it was so completely different to Australian culture.
– Miranda Kerr

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

I saw Richard Linklater’s film ‘Slacker’ for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.
– Kevin Smith

I believe that if writers want their readers to care about a character, they have to care themselves. I have to root for a detective who screws up as much as Thorne does, who shares my birthday, my North London stomping ground, and my love of country music, both alt and cheesy.
– Mark Billingham