One of the funniest birthday quotes was declared by comedian Jack Benny: "Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter." Other funny birthday quotes are attributed to John Glenn, Jimmy Carr, Bob Hope and Rita Rudner.
Comedian, actress and writer Rita Rudner said, in regards to her father's birthday, "I never know what to get my father for his birthday. I gave him a hundred dollars and said, 'Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.' So he went out and bought a present for my mother." This quote makes the implication that a man's life is much easier when his wife is please; having a happy wife means having a happy life.
Stand-up comedian and television host Jimmy Carr said, talking about his mother's birthday, "I have no problems with buying tampons. I am a fairly modern man. But apparently they're not a 'proper' present. Happy birthday, mum!" Carr used his mother's birthday to highlight his own shortcomings in thoughtful gift-giving.
American comedian Bob Hope once said, "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." John Glenn once lamented, "There is still no cure for the common birthday."