logo
Unsplash | A bunch of orange and pink balloons
Source: Unsplash | A bunch of orange and pink balloons

62 Balloon Quotes to Bring Out Your Inner Child

Dayna Remus
Jan 19, 2023
05:00 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The festive season has come to an end, and the decor is being taken down and put away. However, that doesn't mean we have to forget to let color and joy into our daily lives. Keep your playfulness on by reading the 62 quotes below.

Advertisement

Balloons are a staple when celebrating any event, with the colors representing different celebrations. Generally, white is for weddings, white and pink for baby showers, flashy pink for bachelorettes, and birthdays typically come with multicolored balloons.

Overall, this type of decor reminds us of the importance of celebration and childlike wonder as many of us watched our balloon fly away into the sky; read the following 65 quotes to learn more about balloons, from thoughtful lessons to poetic reflections and so much more.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s quote: "Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon — that which raises it from the earth."  | Image: AmoDays

Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s quote: "Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon — that which raises it from the earth." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

Touching and Enchanting Balloon Quotes

"I wanted to write you a story about magic... I wanted balloons lifting you into the sky. It turned out to be nothing but sadness, war, heartbreak. You never saw it, but there's a garden inside me." — Shane Jones

"So let's spend the afternoon in a cold hot air balloon." — Owl City, "Hot Air Balloon"

"But the true voyagers are only those who leave. Just to be leaving; hearts light, like balloons…" — Charles Baudelaire

"Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon — that which raises it from the earth." — Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Advertisement

Sharon Weil’s quote: "Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night." | Image: AmoDays

Sharon Weil’s quote: "Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night." | Image: AmoDays

"The Moon's a Balloon." - David Niven

"Poetry is a theorem of a yellow—silk handkerchief knotted with riddles, sealed in a balloon tied to the tail of a kite flying in a white wind against a blue sky in spring." — Carl Sandburg

Advertisement

"We're out of control on this loony balloon, barely missing the other planets and stars." Ray Davies

"We buy balloons, we let them go." — Bret Easton Ellis

"Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night." ― Sharon Weil

Carl Sandburg’s quote: "Poetry is a theorem of a yellow—silk handkerchief knotted with riddles, sealed in a balloon tied to the tail of a kite flying in a white wind against a blue sky in spring."  | Image: AmoDays

Carl Sandburg’s quote: "Poetry is a theorem of a yellow—silk handkerchief knotted with riddles, sealed in a balloon tied to the tail of a kite flying in a white wind against a blue sky in spring." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"Who knows if the moon is a balloon, coming out of a keen city in the sky…" — E. E. Cummings

"The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon." — Jean-Pierre de Caussade

"[H]er mind was like a balloon with static cling, attracting random ideas as they floated by[.]" ― Jonathan Franzen

Thoughtful Balloon Quotes

"The famous are balloons far up in the sky, to be envied for their quiet freedom or shot down as enemies." ― Arthur Miller

Advertisement

"Darling, my darlinghave you ever been to a picnic? And someone blows up a balloon, and everyone starts tossing it around? And the balloon drifts, and it catches the light, and it's always just about to touch the ground, but someone always gets there just in time to tap it back up. That balloon―that's God. The very best in all of us." ― Paul Rudnick

Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s quote: "The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon."  | Image: AmoDays

Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s quote: "The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"Compliments are the helium that fills everyone's balloon; they elevate the person receiving them so he or she can fly over life's troubles and land safely on the other side." Bernie Siegel

"Happiness is an expense; it's neither a floating balloon filled with water nor a bucket full of air. It's the breadth of being you in your own breath." ― Goitsemang Mvula

"Life is like a balloon; you must put something into it to get the best possible results." — William Cranch Bond

"There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this." Terry Pratchett

Advertisement

"Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free." ― Shannon Wiersbitzky

William Cranch Bond’s quote: "Life is like a balloon; you must put something into it to get the best possible results."  | Image: AmoDays

William Cranch Bond’s quote: "Life is like a balloon; you must put something into it to get the best possible results." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion, and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire." Kim Basinger

"Morality only is eternal. All the rest is balloon and bubble from the cradle to the grave." — David McCullough

"But the true voyagers are only those who leave. Just to be leaving; hearts light, like balloons..." Charles Baudelaire

"Be the sunshine, and lift everyone up like a hot air balloon." — Marisa Casciano

"Life is like a balloon; you must put something into it to get the best possible results." — William Cranch Bond

Advertisement

Gene Fowler’s quote: "What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins." | Image: AmoDays

Gene Fowler’s quote: "What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins." | Image: AmoDays

"Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky; whereas fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind's will." — Gelett Burgess

Advertisement

"Faith is like the air in a balloon. If you've got it, you're filled. If you don't, you're empty." ― Peggy Cahn

"A man should have duties outside of himself; without them, he is a mere balloon, inflated with thin egotism and drifting nowhere." — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins." — Gene Fowler

Peggy Cahn’s quote: "Faith is like the air in a balloon. If you've got it, you're filled. If you don't, you're empty." | Image: AmoDays

Peggy Cahn’s quote: "Faith is like the air in a balloon. If you've got it, you're filled. If you don't, you're empty." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"But so often a person drags the other down; one person wants to go up like a balloon and the other's dead weight. I've always wondered what it would be like if both people, if a woman and a man both, wanted to go up like balloons!" Richard Bach

"Trying to compromise excellence is like trying to let a little bit of air out of a balloon with a hatpin." — Daniel R. Scoggin

Practical Experience with Balloons

"When you fly a balloon, you don't file a flight plan; you go where the wind goes. You feel like part of the air." — Jeannette Piccard

"When one steals a flying balloon and animates it to fly over Paris, one should, ideally, have some idea how said balloon normally works." — Cassandra Clare

Advertisement

"When I am holding a water balloon, so many things look so unnecessarily dry." Demetri Martin

Fiona Apple’s quote: "I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons because I was scared of floating away.” | Image: AmoDays

Fiona Apple’s quote: "I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons because I was scared of floating away.” | Image: AmoDays

"Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings." — Richard Branson

Advertisement

"When I was little, my balloon burst as we were walking home... Mum bent down, picked the flaccid piece of rubber off the pavement, stretched it tight across her lips, and twisted it as she sucked in her breath. Then she tied the old piece of string tightly around the little piece of rubber dangling from her lips and pulled a miniature balloon out of her mouth. She said the balloon had had a baby; it was a baby balloon...A baby balloon." Viv Albertine

"I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons because I was scared of floating away." — Fiona Apple

"Balloonists have an unsurpassed view of the scenery." — H. L. Mencken

Advertisement

"Throwing water balloons wakes you up!" — Kevin Jonas

Richard Branson’s quote: "Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings." | Image: AmoDays

Richard Branson’s quote: "Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings." | Image: AmoDays

"[When flying a balloon] You almost feel like part of eternity, and you just float along." — Jeannette Piccard

Advertisement

"It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect." — Richard Branson

"A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft so that you can't fly it even for a day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface." — Steve Fossett

More Helium-Filled One-Liners

"Please hold my hand, for every balloon needs a string to stay grounded." ― Wald Wassermann

Advertisement

"I'd be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string." ― Haruki Murakami

Richard Branson’s quote: "It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect." | Image: AmoDays

Richard Branson’s quote: "It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"My balloon hasn't burst yet. In fact, I haven't even started to blow it up yet." ― Anthony T. Hincks

"I always thought it is a bit of a balloon, how rich we are." — Jean Kennedy Smith

"The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath." Alberto Santos-Dumont

"My definition (of a philosopher) is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down." — Louisa May Alcott

"Each firm held its rope; one by one, they realized that no matter how strongly they pulled, the balloon would eventually lift them off their feet." Michael Lewis

Advertisement

 Wald Wassermann’s quote: "Please hold my hand, for every balloon needs a string to stay grounded." | Image: AmoDays

Wald Wassermann’s quote: "Please hold my hand, for every balloon needs a string to stay grounded." | Image: AmoDays

"The balloons only have one life, and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world." — Richard Branson

Advertisement

"Another term for balloon is bad breath holder." Demetri Martin

"I couldn't pronounce Arnold Schwarzenegger, so I called him Balloon Belly." — Joe Gold

"There's something in a huge balloon." — William Wordsworth

"No air, no balloons!" ― Ljupka Cvetanova

Haruki Murakami’s quote: "I'd be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string." | Image: AmoDays

Haruki Murakami’s quote: "I'd be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"Tied to my reading lamp was a single balloon. Filled with helium, it floated in a morning sunray which slanted in through one of the high windows. On it was a picture of my face, the eyes gone, blood running down from the ragged sockets, a scream distorting the mouth on the balloon's thin and bulging rubber skin. I looked at it, and I screamed." ― Stephen King

"Balloon, n. A contrivance for larding the earth with the fat of fools." ― Ambrose Bierce

"We should all have personal hot air balloons and drift serenely through the clouds." Rhys Bowen

Jonathan Franzen’s quote: "[H]er mind was like a balloon with static cling, attracting random ideas as they floated by[.]" | Image: AmoDays

Jonathan Franzen’s quote: "[H]er mind was like a balloon with static cling, attracting random ideas as they floated by[.]" | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"My grandfather invented the cold air balloon. But it never really took off." — Milton Jones

"Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon." — A. A. Milne

"Winny and I lived in a house that ran on static electricity. If you wanted to run the blender, you had to rub balloons on your head. If you wanted to cook, you had to pull off a sweater real quick." Steven Wright

Shannon Wiersbitzky’s quote: "Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free." | Image: AmoDays

Shannon Wiersbitzky’s quote: "Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

"Why is electricity so expensive these days? Why does it cost so much for something I can make with a balloon and my hair?" — Dennis Miller

"I'm just trying to keep the balloon in the air. It rarely turns into anything combative." Stephen Colbert

"If you're not filled back up quickly, you might collapse like a birthday balloon. I guess that's why acting is so addictive." — Matthew Jacobs

Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s quote: "A man should have duties outside of himself; without them, he is a mere balloon, inflated with thin egotism and drifting nowhere." | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s quote: "A man should have duties outside of himself; without them, he is a mere balloon, inflated with thin egotism and drifting nowhere." | Image: AmoDays

Advertisement

As we can tell by these quotes, beyond the obvious cause for celebrations, balloons can be used to symbolize many thoughtful lessons and inspire prose and poetry.

Either way, many of us may not realize celebration is an essential part of living a healthy life. Without it, we are only surviving. If it's been a while since you let your hair down, read these 83 party quotes for inspiration.

Advertisement

Subscribe if you like this story and want to receive our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts