Famous Birthday Quotes



Search this collection of famous birthday quotes and find out what movie stars, celebrities, sports heroes, comedians, authors, and other famous people have to say about birthdays and getting older.


Abraham Lincoln

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

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Alexander Pope

Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
~ Alexander Pope

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Anna Magnani

Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
~ Anna Magnani

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Arnold Palmer

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
~ Arnold Palmer

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Benjamin Franklin

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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Bette Midler

After 30, a body has a mind of its own.
~ Bette Midler

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Betty Davis

Getting old ain't for sissies.
~ Betty Davis

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You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
~ Bob Hope

Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
~ Bob Hope

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Brigitte Bardot

It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
~ Brigitte Bardot

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Charles Schultz

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
~ Charles Schultz

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Coco Chanel

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

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Doris Day

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
~ Doris Day

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Emily Dickinson

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

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Euripides

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
~ Euripides

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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Frank Sinatra

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
~ Frank Sinatra

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Fred Astaire

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

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George Orwell

At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
~ George Orwell

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Goethe

Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
~ Goethe

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Henry Ford

You take all of the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it.
~ Henry Ford

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Jack Benny

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Jack Benny

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Jerry Seinfeld

Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it's not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing.
~ Jerry Seinfeld

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Joan Rivers

Looking fifty is great--if you're sixty.
~ Joan Rivers

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John Glenn

For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
~ John Glenn

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Katherine Hepburn

If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building.
~ Katherine Hepburn

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Lucille Ball

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

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Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
~ Mark Twain

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

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished a how much he had learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain

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

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Muhammad Ali

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

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
~ Muhammad Ali

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Oprah Winfrey

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

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Pablo Picasso

One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.
~ Pablo Picasso

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

Youth has no age.
~ Pablo Picasso

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Phyliss Diller

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
~ Phyllis Diller

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Plato

Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.
~ Plato

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
~ Plato

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Robert Browning

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

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Robert Frost

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

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

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T. S. Eliot

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
~ T. S. Eliot

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Virginia Woolf

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
~ Virginia Woolf

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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

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Famous Birthday Quotes Index

Abraham Lincoln
Alexander Pope
Anna Magnani
Arnold Palmer
Benjamin Franklin
Bette Midler
Betty Davis
Bob Hope
Brigitte Bardot
Charles Schultz
Coco Chanel
Doris Day
Eleanor Roosevelt
Emily Dickinson
Euripides
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Fred Astaire
George Orwell
Goethe
Henry Ford
Jack Benny
Jerry Seinfeld
Joan Rivers
John Glenn
Katherine Hepburn
Lucille Ball
Mahatma Gandhi
Mark Twain
Muhammad Ali
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Oprah Winfrey
Pablo Picasso
Phyllis Diller
Plato
Robert Browning
Robert Frost
T. S. Eliot
Virginia Woolf
William Shakespeare

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