Turning 30 Sayings and Quotes

Love it or hate it, turning 30 is a milestone. For some it signals the death of their youth, and for others, it marks the prime time to nurture their passions and interests. Get ready for the next chapter of life’s adventure with the collection of turning 30 quotes below.


I remember the day I turned thirty. I was getting out of the shower and I stood in front of the mirror and stared at myself for a long time. I examined every inch of my body and appreciated the fact that I finally looked like a grown woman. I also assumed that this was how I was going to look for the rest of my life. The way I saw it, I was never going to age; I'd just look up one day and be old.     

Terry MacMillan

Thirty the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.     

F Scott Fitzgerald

Whether we expect to live forever or die before we are 'old' and if we survive the often reckless years of our youth, we will turn 30.     

Donna Elliott

I looked at 30 as a challenge; I was naive then.     

Hannah Amgott

Having spent the last few years away from home, he'd grown used to birthdays coming and going with the minimum of fuss and, somewhat naively, had hoped the same would be true of this one.     

Lyndon Stacey

This thirtieth birthday thing is just depressing.     

Mike Gayle

One's thirtieth birthday and one's seventieth are days that press their message home with iron hand.     

Elbert Hubbard

Most adults look forward to their thirtieth birthday. They're far beyond a 'just starting' twenty-one, but certainly not entering the middle age of forty.     

Colin S. Smith

I don't know why we react so strongly to the big 3-0. Maybe it is because throughout our young lives we have always desried to be older--loved it, even greeted each birthday with open arms. Then suddenly the thirty-year mark looms ahead and we become paranoid at the prospect of getting old. Not older, old.     

Elizabeth Owens

When time around your thirtieth birthday comes and they don't see anyone standing next to you, they consider it to be an SOS signal that you are emitting.     

Jasna Drozdek

In NBA years that's like 90.     

Chris Bosh

The only thing I like about that number is that it's a good score to turn in for nine holes.     

Liselote Neumann

Although I am 92, my brain is 30 years old.     

John G. Diefenbaker

After you turn thirty, your enthusiam for music festivals will go way down.     

Jessica Misener

It was approaching midnight on the eve of my thirtieth birthday, and I was doing what most red-blooded American males do on their thirtieth birthday: I was in a bar getting hammered with my buddies.     

Larry Smith

One of the great things about turning 30 is figuring out how to dress comfortably and still look good.     

Cobie Smulders

Actually, I think that turning 29 was more difficult, because once I turned 29, I anticipated 30 for the whole year, so by the time 30 came around it really wasn't that bad.     

Michelle Pfeiffer

It's really something for people who are approaching 30 to take a look at what that means to them. I think turning 30 is a chance to re-identify with yourself.     

Neil Patrick Harris

I'm turning 30 years old this year it's better than 20, I'll tell you that. The lessons I've learned.     

Christina Aguilera

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.     

Robert Frost

30 was the best year of my life until the next year and then the next. Every year since 30 has been the best year.     

Bonnidette Lantz

I'm turning thirty this year. And you know the saying, a woman over thirty is more likely to get hit by a bomb than find a man.     

Fanny Fink

When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like your parents.     

Blair Sabol

Turning 30 was really big for me. I can get really stuck on I don't like this or that about myself. I've found that the only thing that breaks that for me is being able to spend time alone, going to the movies by myself or going to art museums alone. I do that a lot. I've discovered the importance of even 15 or 30 minutes a day where it is just me.     

Reese Witherspoon

Turning 30 - the best that ever happened to me.     

Bonnidette Lantz

I went little nuts in my twenties, but I am just turned thirty, and I feel like older now.     

Sunny Mabrey

Thirty was so strange for me. I have really had to come to terms that the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.     

C.S. Lewis

Everything I know, I learned after I was thirty.     

Georges Clemenceau

Life may be a series of milestones, but nothing compares to turning 30, the point at which your metabolism abandons you but your creditors do not.     

Elsa Hornfischer

I'll tell you what thirty means to me. Thirty means only going to the pub if there's somewhere to sit down.     

Mike Gayle