On this page, clever birthday quotes are famous birthday messages with a clever twist, made personal by unique birthday wishes for your family and friends (which are written by me, Message Guy). Talk about a smart combination for your loved ones.
Clever sayings are a great way to give the birthday girl or boy a truly brilliant treat. For a brainy birthday girl or boy, a clever quote can make him or her do what they do best: use his or her brain. Coupled with a personal birthday wish (which is just as clever), a clever saying can also touch his or her heart.
Even without a personal birthday greeting, a clever birthday quotation has enough impact to show your loved ones celebrating a birthday that you care enough to take time from your day to select the very best birthday message.
Message Guy Tip #21: How to pick clever birthday quotes
Puns are clever. Birthday quotes with puns are even cleverer. But “clever” is not for everyone. Some people prefer a simple quote over a "brain-teaser." Others can't wait to sink their teeth into a pun-laced saying.
So choose clever quotations when you're sure it’s the way to go. Don't pick something too clever. Nobody likes a smarty pants. Select clever birthday quotes that express what you want to say with just the right turn of phrase.
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This is definitely the wrong attitude to have...
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
~ Truman Capote
Nobody writes your third act. You do. Write yourself a happy ending...and a happy birthday!
Age is relative...
"I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too."
~ Gloria Swanson
We're all in the same boat but it's up to us alone to steer it in the right direction. With this thought, have a happy birthday!
Be careful about what you learn.
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
~ Albert Einstein
Feed your head with the best ideas. On your special day, just eat cake.
My reason for making the clever birthday quote below my top pick? Because it will never strike out (I just love baseball puns)! Read more ►
This is one of my top picks (and one of those quotes that will be a big hit with the birthday boy or girl) because it shows what age is in reality: an illusion. The fact that this quote presents this complex idea in such a simple way only adds to its appeal. ◄ Read less
This proves that age is merely an illusion...
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
~ Satchel Paige
See, age doesn't matter. Don't keep score! It's what you feel inside that counts! Happy birthday!
"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
But anything is possible with a little hard work (and maybe some plastic surgery). Happy birthday!
This quote shows that your youth never leaves you...
"Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. You see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change."
~ Molly Keane
There's something to be said about staying young at heart, even if you can't see it in the mirror. Happy birthday!
Getting older is beautiful...and sexy!
"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune."
~ English Proverb
As far as I'm concerned, you strike the right chord with me every time.