Turning 40 Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old turning 40 quotes, turning 40 sayings, and turning 40 proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.     

Carl G. Jung

At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all.      

Ann Landers

When I turned 40, I was like, huh. I accept myself more now. It was much more comforting.     

Jennifer Lopez

I'm so happy to be in my 40s and not be in my 20s and worried if I fit into my skinny jeans or whether I will be able to get into that club.     

Charlize Theron

I embraced it. There’s something freeing about 40. There’s something that allowed me to walk the walk and talk the talk of being the woman that I always wanted to be.     

Gabrielle Union

Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.     

Helen Rowland

Every time I get stressed out or anxious, I say to myself, Just live and love. Feel love. I think that’s what I took away from my turning-40 meltdown. I have been operating out of fear, and I just don’t want to do it anymore.     

Amy Adams

You know you're turning forty when light from your birthday cake candles significantly contributes to global warming.     

Linda Klemanski

When I was turning 40, I felt that there were no books out there that hit the spot in terms of what I wanted to read.     

Molly Ringwald

So you're turning forty? That's no reason to lose your feathers! Look on the bright side: Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest!     

Larry Lorenzoni

I'm excited about turning 40. I've been an adult for a long time, but there is a difference between being an adult and being a grown-up. I'm someone's mummy now and I'm enjoying that. I feel as if I'm about to hit my peak.     

Jill Scott

At 40, your idea of weight lifting is standing up.     

Anonymous