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Funny 60th birthday sayings

Updated February 21, 2017

Any birthday is a joyous occasion and always a reason to celebrate no matter what the age. So, "sweet 60" doesn't mean over the hill. On fact, it can be just as fun as sweet 16. One way to bring levity to the occasion is to use humorous quotes about being 60 in an invitation, on cards, gifts and decorations, and in toasts.

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Birthdays are a Time for Celebrations

Birthdays often involve a cake, lots of presents and cards, good food, friends and family gathered together to celebrate. Add some funny jokes and you have the perfect recipe for a memorable 60th birthday. There are many quotes that can add humour to a 60th birthday celebration.

Sweet 60th Birthdays

There's no better way to enliven a milestone birthday party than with some funny quotes. At age 60, such words can poke fun at receding hairlines, white hair, easy chairs, bifocals, and sagging bodies, and give everyone something to laugh about.

Funny 60th Birthday Quotations

"When you are over the hill you pick up speed!" - Anonymous

"Wow! It took me sixty years to look this good!" - Anonymous

"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off." - Abe Lemons.

"You aren't really 60. Just 21 with 39 years experience!" - Anonymous

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." - Chilli Davis

"I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius." - George Carlin

"Looking fifty is great if you're sixty." - Joan Rivers

"A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating." - Arnold Bennett.

"After a man passes sixty, his mischief is mainly in his head." - Washington Irving

"One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late." - Pablo Picasso.

"Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty." - Ellen Glasgow

"At 60 you at least have excuses." - Anonymous

"The maturity of sixty would be better spent if it came at age twenty." - Dane Peddigrew.

"You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, See if you can blow this out." - Jerry Seinfeld.

More 60th Birthday Quotes

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." - Ubie Blake

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself." - Tom Wilson

"The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything." - Oscar Wilde

"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." - Golda Meir

"They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much." - Malcolm Cowley

"Let us respect grey hairs, especially our own." - J. P. Sears

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - Henry L. Mencken

"First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." - Leo Rosenberg

"Growing old is like being increasingly penalised for a crime you have not committed." - Anthony Powell

"Age is a high price to pay for maturity." - Tom Stoppard

Top 10 Signs That You Are 60 Years Old

"Top 10 Signs That You Are 60 Years Old

  1. When you sleep, people worry you're dead.

  2. Your back goes out more than you do.

  3. Your best friend is dating someone half their age...and aren't breaking any laws.

  4. You wear black socks with sandals.

  5. When your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio.

6.It takes longer to rest than it did to get tired.

  1. Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr.

  2. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.

  3. Getting "lucky" means you found your car in the car park.

  4. You forgot that you already had your 60th birthday."

  • Anonymous
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About the Author

Benna Crawford has been a journalist and New York-based writer since 1997. Her work has appeared in USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, and in professional journals and trade publications. Crawford has a degree in theater, is a certified Prana Yoga instructor, and writes about fitness, performing and decorative arts, culture, sports, business and education .

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