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118 Birthday Quotes to Celebrate Everyone’s Special Day

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What to say, what to say? When you sit down to write a message on a birthday card, you know the feeling. Your mind floods with memories: the hilarious, the sweet, the rocky, and every other memorable moment with your loved one. 

Quotes are the solution when you're at a loss for words. Whether you want to share a funny, loving, inspirational, or heavenly message, someone else has already said just the thing. Also, there are perfect quotes for different people of different ages! 

We have compiled the best-of-the-best birthday quotes by tone, recipient, and age. Write these on the slide away Lovepop Note inside a unique & artsy Lovepop Birthday card and share more than a quote; make a statement! 

Birthday Quotes by Tone

Funny Birthday Quotes

Give a playful pop-up birthday card a personal touch by adding one of these quotes! 

  • "There is still no cure for the common birthday." —John Glenn

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

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

  • "You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred." —Woody Allen

  • "The first hundred years are the hardest." —Wilson Mizner

Love Birthday Quotes
  • "Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words." —Plautus

  • "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." —The Beatles

  • "Where there is love there is life." —Mahatma Gandhi

  • "You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die." —Shakespeare in Love (1998)

  • "I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love." —The Vow (2012)

Inspirational Birthday Quotes

They are an inspiration, and you want them to feel inspired on their birthday. So share a beautiful Lovepop bouquet & thoughtful words

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

  • "Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift." —Aretha Franklin

  • "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." —Cherokee proverb

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

  • "Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young." —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  • "We turn not older with years but newer every day." —Emily Dickinson

Heavenly Birthday Quotes
  • "Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid."—Langston Hughes

  • "Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." —Emily Dickinson

  • "Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories" —Ronald Reagan

  • "She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings." —Ariana Dancu

  • "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."  —Laurence Binyon

  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched… they must be felt with the heart." —Helen Keller

Birthday Quotes by Recipient

Best Friend Birthday Quotes

A playful message & a pop-up cake card = the perfect recipe for your bestie's b-day! 

  • "Go, go, go, go; go, go, go, shawty. It's your birthday. We gon' party like it's yo birthday." —50 Cent

  • "Inside every older person is a younger person—wondering what the hell happened." —Jennifer Yane

  • "It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen." —Brigitte Bardot

  • "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." —John Lennon

  • "We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be." ―May Sarton

  • "I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow." —Cher

Mom Birthday Quotes

Mom goes above & beyond on your birthday. Make her feel extra special with an adorable pop-up flower basket! (Don't forget to choose the quote that she will find most meaningful.) 

  • "A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place." —Amy Tan

  • "Behind all your stories is your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." —Mitch Albom

  • "It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?" —Mahatma Gandhi

  • "Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." —Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • "There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother." —Sara Josepha Hale

  • "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." —Rudyard Kipling

  • "The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother." —St. Therese of Lisieux

Son Birthday Quotes
  • "No wise man ever wished to be younger." —Jonathan Swift

  • "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think." —A.A. Milne

  • "You are loved for the little boy you were, the special man you are now, and the wonderful son you will always be." —Unknown

  • "All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them." —Walt Disney

  • "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." —Allen Saunders

Daughter Birthday Quotes
  • "We should celebrate every year that we made it through and every year that we're happier and healthier." —Ellen DeGeneres

  • "My life is better with every year of living it." —Rachel Maddow

  • "And though she be but little, she is fierce." —William Shakespeare

  • "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." —Albert Einstein

  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." —George Bernard Shaw

  • "A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world." —Mat Johnson

Sister Birthday Quotes

There's no relationship like the one you have with your sister. You'll be able to choose the card she will love the most right off the bat! She's going to feel so loved this year on her birthday. 

  • "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake." —Edward Morykwas

  • "Life seems to fade our memory, so on this birthday I will forget yours if you forget mine!" —Kate Summers

  • "Celebrate life in a cheerful mood." —Lailah Gifty Akita

  • "Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read." —Cassandra Clare

  • "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." —Mulan (1998)

Dad Birthday Quotes
  • "Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, and its own desires. —Goethe

  • "Happy Birthday to you, we hope that all year you never feel blue. Now that you are fifty-five, we hope that you will survive." —Marcia Goldlist

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

  • "To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." —Dr. Suess

  • "I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don't have to respect anybody." —George Burns

Boyfriend Birthday Quotes

Whether he's into Marvel, The Beatles, The Office, or just good old beer, there's a Lovepop he's sure to love! He'll be showing his friends for months, guaranteed. 

  • "Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter." —Satchel Paige

  • "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." ―Oscar Wilde

  • "If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there." —George Harrison

  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."  —Les Brown

  • "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." —Emily Brontë

Girlfriend Birthday Quotes
  • "A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." —Robert Frost

  • "I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick with it." —Eva Gabor

  • "As you wish." —The Princess Bride (1987)

  • "Happiness is not a goal... it's a by-product of a life well-lived." —Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement." —F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." —A.A. Milne

Husband Birthday Quotes
  • "They say it's your birthday. We're gonna have a good time. I'm glad it's your birthday. Happy birthday to you." —The Beatles

  • "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 

  • "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." —Groucho Marx

  • "Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." —C.E.M. Joad

  • "May you live every day of your life." —Jonathan Swift

Wife Birthday Quotes

She's the love of your life, and you want her to know it. You can write a beautiful quote on the Lovepop Note inside a beautiful pop-up rose bouquet or bottle of wine. 

  • "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." —Robert Browning

  • "The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once." —H. V. Prochnow

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

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

  • "Our hope this year, for you, my dear, is a year of happiness and joy. May the coming year bring all you dream of and more!" —Catherine Pulsifer

Niece Birthday Quotes
  • "That's the funny thing about birthdays: they're kind of an annual thing." —Rapunzel, Tangled (2010)

  • "Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it." —Brigitte Bardot

  • "The way I see it, you should live every day like it's your birthday." —Paris Hilton

  • "Having a birthday is like reaching a higher peak on a mountain. Pause to admire the view; reflect on how far you have come." —Richelle E. Goodrich

  • "Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can." —Nicholas Sparks

Nephew Birthday Quotes
  • "May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live." —Irish Blessing

  • "They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much." —Malcolm Cowley

  • "Don't just count your years; make your years count." —George Meredith

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

  • "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." —Kurt Vonnegut

Grandchild Birthday Quotes
  • "Everything you can imagine is real." ―Pablo Picasso

  • "It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it." —Dale Carnegie

  • "Being happy never goes out of style." —Lily Pulitzer

  • "Grandchildren are the greatest gifts your heart will ever know." —Proud Happy Mama

  • "A grandchild is like a fine jewel set in an old ring." —Anne Lamott

Birthday Quotes by Age

21st Birthday Quotes
  • "Live long and prosper." —Mr. Spock

  • "At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable." —Orson Welles

  • "Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow." —Margaret Fuller

  • "Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better." —Sanhita Baruah

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

  • "Everything felt high-stakes and important, and every decision felt monumental. And yet here I am 20 years later, and I literally have no memory of my 21st birthday." —Emily McDowell

25th Birthday Quotes

Encourage them as they enter another year of growth. The birthday guy or gal will be thrilled to have some plants they don't have to remember to water! 

  • "Let your joy be in your journey, not in some distant goal." —Tim Cook

  • "Live not one's life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last." —Marcus Aurelius

  • "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts." —William Shakespeare

  • "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

  • "Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten." —Natasha Bedingfield, "Unwritten"

40th Birthday Quotes
  • "Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research." —Carl Gustav Jung 

  • "The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it." —Doris Day

  • "Just remember: once you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed." —Charles Schulz

  • "I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too." —Gloria Swanson

  • "Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same." —Audrey Hepburn

  • "Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." —Herbert Asquith

50th Birthday Quotes
  • "One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over." —Marianne Williamson

  • "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." —Madeleine L'Engle

  • "Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own." —J. P. Sears

  • "Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be." —Lauren Hutton

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

60th Birthday Quotes

Share encouragement about the joy of aging along with a beautiful Lovepop sunflower bouquet. Your friend, mother, or grandmother will adore the flowers & your special remembrance of her birthday. 

  • "We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves." —Bernard Baruch

  • "To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living." —Henri Frederic Amiel

  • "You've heard of the three ages of man—youth, age, and 'you are looking wonderful." —Francis Cardinal Spellman

  • "The older you get the better you get, unless you are a banana." —Betty White

  • "Looking fifty is great—if you're sixty." —Joan Rivers

Some loved ones will get a kick out of the humorous quotes, while others will appreciate the encouragement of the sentimental ones. The thoughtful quotation & message you choose to share can make their birthday more meaningful, lighthearted, or inspired. 

Words have intrinsic power to connect you with your loved ones; they can make the best days even better and the difficult days a little brighter. So this year, brighten your loved one's birthday with a lovely pop-up birthday card or bouquet & a quote that will encourage them or make them laugh for months to come. 

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