50th Birthday Quotes

You’re not fifty – you’re five perfect 10s!

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

– Carl Sandburg

Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, “ye cannot enter the kingdom of God.” One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.

– Dorothy L. Sayers

You know you’re fifty when your chiropractor sends you birthday cards.

At 21 you’re finally free to slam down the throttle and see how fast you can go. At 30 you realize, hey, this thing has a brake pedal too. By 40, that brake pedal is showing some serious wear. At 50, let’s face it, you need a brake job.

– Greg Tamblyn

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

– Oscar Wilde

The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.

– Elizabeth Staton

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.

– Agatha Christie

50 years old. In Led Zeppelin terms, that’s halfway up the stairway to heaven.

When you’re 50 and wake up without any aches and pains, you know it’s going to be a good day.

– Melanie White

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

– Charles M. Schluz

Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.

– Tom Berenger

At 50 years old, life seems shorter. No point in spending it trying to make yourself disappear by dieting.

There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it.

– Melanie White

At 50, everyone has the face he deserves

– George Orwell

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.

– C.S. Lewis

50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point?

– Jim Carey

When you’re 50, every time you look in the mirror you think it must be April Fools Day.

– Melanie White

Age 50! Now is the time to make your mark on the world-explore the Antarctic or become an astronaut. Make your mind up to take on exciting new challenges-straight after your afternoon nap.

Turning 50 means it’s only a matter of time before you’re regaling your grandkids with the details of your first colonoscopy.

– Greg Tamblyn