Choosing what to pop in the card of a loved one is always a moment where we want to say something funny or profound and nine times out of ten end-up writing, 'Happy Birthday!'
While this is a nice sentiment, it doesn't scream of deep consideration and thought. That's where we come in. Below we've collated a whole load of birthday quotes for appropriation. Use them as they are or bend them to your will to give any birthday wishes you send a bit more punch!
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Bernard M. Baruch
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.
Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
We're not getting old, we're getting awesome.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I'll always think of you as someone older than me.
It's never too early to start a mid-life crisis.
Congratulations on being a year closer to finding out if atheism was the right choice.
Let's celebrate the first time you cried naked in someone else's bed.
Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.
The secret to eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
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.'
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Just imagine the things you'd want to hear on your birthday and assume I said them.
I can't believe it's already been a year since the last time I didn't buy you anything for your birthday.
Old enough to know better. Young enough to still do it.
People say that the good die young, so I guess that's make you a bad ass!
If you want to look young and thin, hang out with old fat people.
If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent.
Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
Forget about the past, you can't change it, forget about the future, you can't predict it, forget about the present, I didn't get you one!
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
Do not follow the roads that others make. Cut your own path through life and you will discover so many new things.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
When you turn 21, you can legally do all the things you've been doing since you were 15.
On our 21st birthday, we don't care what the world thinks of us; only later we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
30 was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. -C. S. Lewis
Everything I know I learned after I was 30.
You're not 40, you're 18 with 22 years of experience.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
The first 40 years of life give us the text: the next 30 supply the commentary.
Looking 50 is great, if you're 60.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at 50.
A man of 60 has spent 20 years in bed and over three years in eating.
When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
You're only (5 x 15) - 5.
We can't reach old age by another man's road.
Congratulations on turning 20 for the fourth time.
The more you age the more valuable you become. I think your value is priceless.
The advantage of being 80 years old is that one has many people to love.
Don't think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.
No matter where I go and whom I meet, I'm sure I'll never come across a person who has a smile cuter than yours.
Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
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.
The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
E. Joseph Cossman
When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off.
Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Boom! 60 birthday quotes that'll have you sending memorable birthday messages at every available opportunity and making your recipients feel like the 'many happy returns' heroes they are!