Calling cool birthday quotes cool, as a rule, only makes them "uncool" to the purveyors of cooldom. With the sayings on this page, this rule does not apply — all are famously cool birthday messages by any standard.
That's not all! These well-known quotes are made even cooler with the personal birthday wishes that come with them (written for you by me, Message Guy).
And these are not just any cool quotes. These are cool quotes with messages of hope, inspiration, faith, you name it (whatever expresses what you want to say to the birthday boy or girl). That's because the coolest quotes aren't supposed to be cold.
Age has a certain redeeming quality...
"Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth."
~ Navjot Singh Sidhu
As you get older, you may not burn as bright, but the fire in your belly keeps you warmer. Happy birthday!
Don't waste your days!
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
~ Mason Cooley
Happy birthday! Every day counts, no matter how old you are.
You can be as young at heart as you want.
"Youth has no age."
~ Pablo Picasso
Happy birthday! There's nothing holding you back from feeling like a 20 year old. Let's party!
"To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance."
~ Oscar Wilde
This just proves that all you really need is self-love. Happy birthday!
Alas, it is true — we should life to the fullest every chance we get…
"While we are postponing, life speeds by."
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
On your special day, I wish you the strength to "just do it" and, in the great words of one singer, "do it until you’re satisfied." Happy birthday!
Alas, it's truly the journey that matters, not the destination.
"Things won are done. Joy's soul lies in the doing."
~ William Shakespeare
Happy birthday! Enjoy the journey.
Never quit on me, on anyone.
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
~ Douglas MacArthur
Happy birthday! May you have only smooth days ahead!
I know you have the will to move forward every day.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy birthday! The stairway awaits you.
This quote expresses how I feel about you and your inner beauty.
"A woman has the age she deserves."
~ Coco Chanel
Happy birthday! By this standard, you will always be beautiful to me.
You have such a positive attitude about life, about everything...
"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
Happy birthday! May you always be happy and calm!
You go, girl!
"I think women should start to embrace their age. What's the alternative to getting older? You die. I can't change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy."
~ Olivia Munn
Happy birthday! Stay young. You are our fountain of youth!
Rules to live by...
"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
~ Louisa May Alcott
Happy birthday. Wishing you only beautiful successes!
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.