51 Beautiful Balloon Quotes To Lift You Up

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Hot air balloon above high mountain at sunset

Balloons are like thin rubber bags that can be inflated with gas.

There are 5 types of balloons apart from the huge hot air balloon. These are latex balloons, foil balloons, letter balloons, cloudbuster balloons, and toy balloons; usually filled with helium, hydrogen, oxygen, air, or nitrous oxide.

Even though balloon bags were invented during the 18th century, the first hydrogen-filled gas balloon first took flight in the 1790s. After that, almost two to three decades later, the first modern rubber balloons were made in 1824.

Today, balloons are loved by kids and are a symbol of freedom, inspiration, and independence, or relief.

We can use them after we have experienced successfully attaining our goals, or as a pretty sight for party decor too. Looking at the sight of air balloons can fill you up with various positive emotions, which is why many people have pictures of balloons as wall art.

Here are a few quotes that will make you feel better about the world you live in. If you want to read something more like the balloon sayings and balloon quotes, do check these party quotes and [minions birthday quotes].

Quotes About Balloons And Life That You Can't Let Go

Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia

Life is surely like a balloon. You can't hold it too tight or it'll burst and if you let it loose you won't find it again. Here are a few relatable balloon quotes about life and more.

1. "There is a savor of life and immortality in the substantial fare. Like balloons, we are nothing till filled."

- Herman Melville.

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

- Charles Baudelaire.

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

- Ray Davies.

4. "I think it's possible for two people to change together, to grow together and enrich instead of diminishing each other. The sum of one and one, if they're the right ones, can be infinity!"

- Richard Bach.

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

- William Cranch Bond.

6. "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.

7. "Trying to compromise excellence, is like trying to let a little bit of air out of a balloon with a hatpin."

- Daniel R. Scoggin.

8. "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.

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

- David McCullough.

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

- Stephen Colbert.

11. "...if you dream sometimes that this life is just a balloon that if you wanted to you could pop, but you never would because you'd never want it to stop."

- Andrea Gibson.

12. "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.

13. "Everyone will think it's stupid!" "Everyone says it's impossible." Guess what? Everyone works in the balloon factory and everyone is wrong."

- Seth Godin.

14. "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.

15. "The man who goes up in a balloon does not feel as if he were ascending; he only sees the earth sinking deeper below him."

- Arthur Schopenhauer.

Most Popular Balloon Quotes

These famous balloon quotes are sure to make you want to share them with your family at a gathering, like at a wedding or a birthday party.

16. "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.

17. "We buy balloons, we let them go."

- Bret Easton Ellis.

18. "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.

19. "Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from the earth."

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

20. "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.

21. "The Moon's a Balloon."

- David Niven.

22. "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.

23. "Who knows if the moon is

a balloon, coming out of a keen city

in the sky..."

- E. E. Cummings.

24. "Science is like a flashlight in the hands of people living in a huge balloon. They can illuminate anything in the balloon, but cannot shine it outside the balloon to see where it is floating - or if it is floating at all."

-Huston Smith.

25. "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.

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

- Richard Branson.

27. "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.

Funny Balloon Quotes To Laugh At With Your Favorites

An air balloon or any balloon has the capacity to make you laugh. Especially, the helium balloon! Here are a few balloon quotes that can lift as well as crack you up.

28. "The problem with my balloon collection is that people always think there's a party. Settle down. It's not a party. It's just, balloons."

- Demetri Martin.

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

- Fiona Apple.

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

- Rhys Bowen.

31. "Throwing water balloons wakes you up!"

- Kevin Jonas.

32. "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.

33. "Another term for balloon is bad breath holder."

- Demetri Martin.

34. "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.

35. "The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath."

- Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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

- Demetri Martin.

Balloon Quotes About Freedom

A balloon moving across the mountains is a symbol of freedom and with these balloon quotes, you can feel that free spirit along with more people around you.

37. "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.

38. "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.

39. "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.

40. "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.

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

- Arthur Miller.

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

- Terry Pratchett.

43. "What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins."

- Gene Fowler.

44. "She would stay on the road and in hiding, a balloon floating through the sky, eating up hundreds of miles a day with a help of the perpetual tailwind."

- John Green.

45. "Be the sunshine, and lift everyone up like a hot air balloon."

- Marisa Casciano.

Beautiful Balloon Love Quotes

If your love story can be turned into a book that's balloon-like, let it float freely and happily. These words from balloon quotes can help you cherish the sweet pain of being loved and loving.

46. "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.

47. "So let's spend the afternoon in a cold hot air balloon."

- Owl City.

48. "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.

49. "Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon."

- A. A. Milne.

50. "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.

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

- Jeannette Piccard.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our quotes suggestions for Balloon Quotes then why not take a look at more quotes based on things like cake quotes and celebration quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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