Not only are you old enough to drink, but you’re on your way to bigger and better things at the cusp of your 20s. Along with the joy of being a grownup, this age also comes with a lot of responsibilities. It signifies the end of nonchalant youthfulness and marks the beginning of adulthood. It is time to celebrate youth, vitality, and the freedom that comes with being older.
Like your 16th and 18th unforgettable birthdays, your 21st birthday is the biggest of all. It is more or less a transition from childhood to adulthood.
Your 21st birthday is always celebrated with great pomp and show, where friends and family constantly look for different ways of how to make this day special for the birthday boy/girl. Quotes are one thing that always become of use on such days where you can put them in a card, on the cake, a t-shirt, or the birthday banner. The excitement that one experiences while stepping into their 21st year, is in no way hidden on this day.
The following section contains a few of the most amazing 21st birthday quotes, that may not only help the party guests, but also the birthday boy/girl, to remember this day for a long time to come.
Quotes for the 21st Birthday
Live as long as you may. The first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
― Robert Southey
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
― Benjamin Franklin
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
― Mark Twain
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
― Charles M. Schulz
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
― Coco Chanel
21 and legal. Proceed with caution.
It’s your 21st birthday now you can buy me a drink.
Twenty one is a super important milestone birthday event. It means you have less than 80 years to hit 100.
You’re 21 now, so you can drink. Just think in 14 years you can become president of the United States. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to try.
At 21 you can have it all―all the bills, problems and responsibilities of an adult.
There is only one thing left to do on your 21st birthday that you have never done before―vote.
21 is the age of responsibility. Give it a few months and you will be wondering why you were in such a hurry to get here.
Now that you are 21 you no longer have to sneak that beer―which takes all the fun out of drinking.
21 is that magical age when suddenly all the things your parents taught you, whether you wanted to learn them or not, starts to look like pretty good information.
On our 21st birthday, we don’t care what the world thinks of us; only later we discover that it wasn’t thinking of us at all.
At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.
― Orson Welles
It’s your 21st Birthday in the 21st century. What more could you ask for?
The 21st breakthrough is so much more than an age. It’s about great moments, lot of fun, and the impatience to all the wonderful things that are about to come.
I’m in the pleasant position to announce that you are able to drink and gamble from now on.
From now on you have to watch out your every move. You are at the age where you can legally get stoned and lose your money from gambling.
Some More Fun Birthday Quotes
Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had, and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
― Lucy Larcom
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
― Sammy Hagar
You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
― Larry Lorenzoni
Age is something that doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese.
― Luis Buñuel
Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.
Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
― Emily Dickinson
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
― Menachem Mendel Schneerson
A birthday quote is as essential as the birthday cake or that first drink, especially when you’re celebrating someone’s (or your own) 21st birthday. However, as you might have seen, the compilation listed above, also consists of quotes for birthdays that come before/after this milestone. The most exciting part about turning 21 is the fact that you are legally allowed to drink and celebrate being on the brink of adulthood, however, don’t go overboard with the booze, and yes, beware of friends who will leave no tables unturned to drown you in a barrel of beer. Nonetheless, make sure you enjoy every bit of it!