A lot of birthday cards out there have a tone that verges on either embarrassingly cheesy or overly sentimental. But no one wants to send their close pal a cliché or boring happy birthday message. So if you’re on the hunt for a beautiful birthday quote for friend, you definitely came to the right place.
From funny to sweet to sentimental, these birthday quotes for best friends are anything but the typical lines you’re used to reading in a birthday card or on a “happy birthday” message in your Facebook feed. Heck, you might even be tempted to say these birthday quotes to a friend out loud (we won’t judge — just be sure to remember the name of the person who originally said the quote!).
You might remember that we’ve already brought you quotes about gratitude and quotes to share with a wonderful daughter-in-law. Of course, best friend birthday quotes cover totally different ground. Rather than a specific topic, these quotes focus on one special day. You might be tempted to simply say, “Happy birthday, beautiful friend!” But deep down, you know your BFF deserves to hear something beyond that.
Scroll below to find the best beautiful birthday quotes for her or him to read, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!
Birthday Quotes On Friends
Madeleine L'Engle Birthday Quote
"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." - Madeleine L'Engle
This is a great birthday message for a friend who might need a special reminder of all the wonderful accomplishments he or she had throughout the years so far — and of course, all the fabulous adventures yet to come. Why not be the friend who sends that special birthday message?
Birthday Quotes For A Friends
Shirley Bassey Birthday Quote
"You don't get older, you just get better." - Shirley Bassey
OK, this message is very much appreciated any time of year, and we'd be more than happy to receive it ourselves (hint, hint). But we can't think of a more appropriate time to share it with someone than on a friend's birthday. Talk about putting pep in his or her step!
Birthday Quote For Best Friend
Sammy Hagar Birthday Quote
"Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new." - Sammy Hagar
We've all had those days when we feel like we could use a fresh start. If you know a friend who is ready to begin a new chapter in the book of his or her life, there's never a more opportune way to encourage him or her to do so than with a sweet birthday quote on his or her big day.
Birthday Quotes For Friendship
William Barclay Birthday Quote
"There are two great days in a person's life — the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay
This is definitely a birthday quote on the more philosophical side, but there's no better time for a friend to think about how he or she will grow and blossom in the year ahead than on his or her birthday. This birthday quote shows that the possibilities are virtually endless!
Happy Birthday Quotes For A Friend
Ausonius Birthday Quote
"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years." - Ausonius
Want to say happy birthday to an amazing friend in a way that'll really make him or her happy? Let this friend know that no matter how many candles are on the cake this year, the most important thing is that he or she glows just as brightly as those candles.
Happy Birthday Quotes
Oprah Winfrey Birthday Quote
"The way I see it, every year can be a brand new journey. Think about it: You get one chance to be 25, 38, 44, 61 and every age before and between. Why wouldn’t you want to experience all the wonder in each step on your path?" - Oprah Winfrey
Doesn't Oprah always know the right thing to say? Clearly, this fabulous talk show host has gained so much wisdom over the years and has the best ideas about how to say happy birthday to an amazing woman or man. Thankfully, she's kind enough to pass these ideas onto us, and hopefully we can pass it on to friends for their birthdays as well.
Birthday Quotes For Friend
Aretha Franklin Birthday Quote
"Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift." - Aretha Franklin
Looks like the Queen of Soul is also the queen of friend birthday quotes! We can't think of a better way to capture the spirit of a special day among many other days that have just as much potential to help us appreciate the "gift" of the present time.
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Happy Birthday to an Amazing Woman Quotes
"A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you how much I care and how grateful I am to have you in my life."
Trying to find the perfect way to wish a happy birthday to an amazing woman? Quotes like this will let her know what an extraordinary person you think she is if she doesn't know already. Whether the wonderful woman in your life is a mother, sister, wife, or other loved one, she deserves to hear how much she means to you.
Quotes On Birthday
Pablo Picasso Birthday Quote
"It takes a long time to become young." - Pablo Picasso
Have a best friend who's a bit of a deep thinker? We suggest you send them amazing "happy birthday, friend" quotes like this one. This will leave them delightfully pondering the famous painter's words — and hopefully making the most out of them on the big day.
Best Friend Birthday Quotes
Lewis Carroll Birthday Quote
"There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know." - Lewis Carroll
OK, so this may be from a book, but anyone who appreciates some good nostalgia will adore the classic lines from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. P.S. It never hurts to wish them a happy "un-birthday" the day after the big celebration.
Birthday Quotes Same Birthday
Sharing the Same Birthday Quotes
“Since not all of us are born twins, it is better to find a birthday twin to celebrate your special day with.”
Whether you're actually twins or just birthday "twins," you will always have a special bond that comes from sharing the same birthday. And as you may already know, experiencing joyful birthday memories with a friend will only bring you two closer over time. Tell your birthday twin how much you enjoy celebrating with him or her with a sweet birthday quote about sharing the same birthdays.
Birthday Quotes Best Friend
Birthday Quotes to a Best Friend
“I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a friend like you. You make every day of my life so special.”
What better way to tell someone "Happy Birthday, best friend!" than with a heartwarming quote about how much she means to you. With so many quotes about birthdays out there, you want to find one that truly encompasses all the reasons you love her. You already know all the things she does or says that made you want to be friends with her in the first place, and now is your time to tell her!
Sweet Birthday Quote
Sweet Birthday Quote
"It may be your birthday, but you are a gift to me."
If you're trying to warm your friend's heart on his or her big day, look no further than this super sweet birthday quote. Who couldn't smile after receiving a wonderful birthday message like this one?
Happy birthday, beautiful woman (or man), indeed! Now, go on and make sure his or her big day is a good one.
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