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18 odd and intriguing birthday quotations for cards and greetings

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Birthdays make us stop and think about life. Sometimes we send greeting cards or notes to loved ones to share poignant or through-provoking sentiments on these memorable occasions.

How about some famous or infamous birthday quotations to consider?

Take a look at these odd and intriguing birthday quotations, credited to a wide variety of celebrated writers, personalities and authors, both past and present.

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These thought-provoking birthday quotations are arranged alphabetically for easy reference.

  1. All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. (George Harrison)
  2. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires. (Goethe)
  3. Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. (Sammy Hagar)
  4. He not busy being born is busy dying. (Bob Dylan)
  5. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? (Satchel Paige)
  6. 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)
  7. It takes a long time to become young. (Pablo Picasso)
  8. Let them eat cake. (Marie Antoinette)
  9. Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. (Truman Capote)
  10. The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
  11. The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything. (Oscar Wilde)
  12. Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! (Dr. Seuss)
  13. We are always the same age inside. (Gertrude Stein)
  14. 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. (Lauren Hutton)
  15. We turn not older with years but newer every day. (Emily Dickinson)
  16. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. (Les Brown)
  17. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. (Ethel Barrymore)
  18. Youth comes but once a lifetime. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Why not tuck a discussion-starting birthday quotation into a greeting card to mark a special person’s date of birth?

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