We’ve all been in the dreadful situation of signing a birthday card and not quite knowing what to say–why is it so hard to be funny, heartwarming, and clever all at once? And how on Earth are you expected to do so in the space of a sentence? Fortunately, you are not alone, and our top experts have developed a solution. After years of deliberate research, they have concluded that the best way to handle this awkward situation is to steal a snappy line from someone else, and have even composed a list of such one liners for your perusal:
- “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” — Bob Hope
- “I like birthdays, but I think too many can kill you.” — Yakov Smirnoff
- “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Jack Benny
- “Happy Birthday! I was going to make you a rum cake, but now it’s just a cake and I’m just drunk.” — More than a few people, actually.
- “You know what they say: if you want to look young and thin on your birthday, hang around with fat old people” — Truman Capote, to assembled guests.
- “At 60 years old, your birthday suit requires regular ironing.” — Anonymous
- “Happy Birthday! May your Facebook be filled with messages from people you never talk to.” — Ellen DeGeneres
- “Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” — Bobby Kelton
- “You have heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and ‘you are looking wonderful!'” — Francis Cardinal Spellman
- “On every birthday, I ask my wife, ‘What would you like this year?’ and her instant reply is, ‘Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds!’ I’m always living in hope that one day she’ll say she just wants me!” –Akshay Kumar
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