10 Inspiring Birthday Quotes That Say a Lot More Than “Happy Birthday”

Inspiring Birthday Quotes

Whenever a loved one’s birthday comes around, you want to shower her with love to make it the best one yet. Sending or giving your loved one a thoughtful card is a great way to show her how much you care and wish her well the whole year through. But how do you convey your heartfelt sentiments when “Happy Birthday” just doesn’t seem to cut it?

How to Find an Inspiring Birthday Quote

First, don’t worry if you’re not big on words. You don’t have to write a Shakespearean sonnet to express your feelings of love and appreciation for the birthday guy or gal. Just write from the heart and it will feel authentic. If writing just isn’t your thing, you can choose a quote from one of the greats minds throughout history, such as Oprah Winfrey, John Lennon, Dr. Seuss, or even Winnie the Pooh. You’ll find plenty of words of encouragement and essential life advice that seems particularly relevant around one’s birthday.

To shower your loved with even more joy, give her a thoughtful birthday gift that’s sure to put a smile on her face. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful fruit display, like the Happy Birthday Delicious Fruit Design® from Edible Arrangements®. It’s packed with pineapple daisies, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, and more, and it all comes carefully arranged in a keepsake Happy Birthday container she can cherish for years to come.

Top 10 Birthday Quotes

To help you on your quest for the perfect birthday quote, we’ve gathered up ten amazing options that are sure to light up your loved one’s birthday:

  1. A Birthday is a New Beginning

A Birthday is a New Beginning

Forget New Year’s Day. The real new beginning is your birthday. It’s the start of a fresh new year in your life – one that you can use to take on new and old challenges and make progress in your life you never dreamed possible.

2. Celebrate Your Life

Celebrate the Things You Have in Life

It’s a funny thing: the more we appreciate all the joy and love in our lives, the more joy and love seems to come our way. This inspiring quote from Oprah reminds your loved one to celebrate all the amazing things they already have in life.

3. Count Your Age by Friends, Not Years

Count the Years

It’s not about the years that go by; it’s the friends that we have and the happy memories we make. And your loved one always has a friend in you.

4. The Great Thing About Getting Older

The Great Thing About Getting Older

Your loved one is still the same person she was before she turned another year older and all the other ages she ever was before that. She’s just getting wiser, braver, and kinder with each passing year. This quote from Madeleine L’Engle is the perfect way to tell her so.

5. The Gift of Living Well

Living Well

Remind your loved one that life is a gift – an especially important concept around birthdays. It’s up to her to make her life the very best life possible.

6. Never Know What Old Age Is

Never Know Old Age

Instead of counting years, we should count happiness. “I’m 33 years happy,” does have a certain ring to it, doesn’t it?

7. Every Day is Like a New Birthday

New Birthday

Remind your loved one that it’s not just on her birthday that she gets a fresh new slate. Every day offers a new chance to be great and do great things.

8. Today is the Youngest You’ll Ever Be

The Youngest You'll Ever Be

This quote builds on the well-known original, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again,” from Eleanor Roosevelt to remind you to make the most of every day. Every day is the youngest you’ll ever be. So, what are you waiting for?

9. Today You Are You

Truer Than True

You love your friend just the way she is. Let her know that she’s perfectly perfect just being herself and to never change for anyone else with this inspiring quote from none other than Dr. Seuss.

10. There Are Two Great Days in Life

Two Great Days in Life

Everyone is here for a reason. Your loved one has a special place in the world – and that shouldn’t be underestimated.

This year, make your loved one’s birthday the best one yet. Give her the gift of inspiration with a thoughtful birthday quote and card, paired with a delicious and festive birthday gift from Edible Arrangements® that will really brighten her day, such as our mouth-watering Best Birthday Ever arrangement. It features a delightful assortment of fruit favorites, including our signature chocolate dipped strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and delectable cupcake-shaped pineapples dipped in white and semisweet chocolate and decorated with colorful sprinkles. With a festive birthday vibe, it’s the perfect gift to celebrate her special day!