The truth is, I can choose to view tough times as growing times, I can choose to see aging as seasoning and I can choose to focus on whatever good there is to be found...
The older I get, the better I was.
Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
He walked into the bathroom, wincing at himself in the mirror, that always more tired older brother.
And I’m not going to get any thinner or any younger, my ass is going to hit the ground, if it hasn’t already–and I want to be with somebody who can still see me in...
We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river,...
LADY BRACKNELLThirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Lady Dumbleton is an instance in...
An old man with overalls walked by; I don’t think old people should wear overalls; it makes them look like shrivelly toddlers.
Though Charles II both craved and enjoyed female companionship till the end of his life, there is no question that by the cold, rainy autumn of 1682 his physical appetites had diminshed considerably. The Duchess...
Where are the eyes of my childhood, those fearful eyes she had thirty years ago, the eyes that made me?
The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.
You’re already older than the last time I saw you, and I just saw you right before I blinked.
I want my last 50 years on this earth to be amazing. Of course, I still want to have 150 years before those last 50 years begin.
The distance to the corner shops of childhood becomes unfathomable, immeasurable; the candy bars have changed. And change has changed.
he dared to explore her withered neck w/his fingertips…her hips w/their decaying bones, her thighs with their aging veins.
When you get older, you think of sadness in a different way. You don’t judge it so harshly.
It is coincidence, I decide, and I am getting old and batty, thinking the universe revolves around me.
(You know you’ve reached middle-age if…) when you hear ‘Boys in the hood’ you think of the Ku Klux Klan.
Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.
For the first time in history, children are growing up whose earliest sexual imprinting derives not from a living human being, or fantasies of their own; since the 1960s pornographic upsurge, the sexuality of children...
I think she is going to find you too old… Yes that was it, the moment she said it I knew it was true, and the revelation caused me no surprise, it was like the...
Ruth tells me at least once a day that old people, or people getting old, tend to disengage, back away, turn inward, listen only to themselves, and get self-righteous and censorious. And they mustn’t. (I...
These fragments I have shored against my ruins
He did not want to feel old. He did not want to feel the weight of his age hovering above him, mocking him out of the core of a man’s pride, waiting to descend upon...
What made Olive the saddest about the Gardners was that everyone wanted to be enshrined in someone’s memory. It was the only way of living on after death, really: in the minds of loved ones....
I’ve put one foot before another and the years have passed, the time marked by late rent payments and the appearance of wrinkles – tiny ones, on the corners of my eyes. They are a...
You are only old once, but you can be immature forever.
But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance.
A man of fifty is responsible for his face.
You get tired of always wondering anew why life has to take the place of youth.
Now is the time to become a myth.
For me- and for everybody else, probably- this is my first experience growing old, and the emotions I’m having, too, are all first-time feelings. If it were something I’d experienced before, then I’d be able...
Life is brief, young maiden, fall in love; before the crimson bloom fades from your lips, before the tides of passion cool within your hips, for those of you who know no tomorrow. (Gondola no...
Honor LostAmbulant sunshine piercedthe soot covered glass ~the feeble man wandered byin this ritual morning pass …
Then Treece realized a remarkable thing. He understood in a flash that everyone in the world was the same age -no one younger or older than anyone else. He could not understand it, but he...
A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own...
Modern cosmetic surgeons have a direct financial interest in a social role for women that requires them to feel ugly. They do not simply advertise for a share of a market that already exists: Their...
In these days of physical fitness, hair dye, and plastic surgery, you can live much of your life without feeling or even looking old. But then one day, your knee goes, or your shoulder, or...
Middle school is for being like everyone else; middle age is for being like yourself. (430)
I am growing old of course, but I am still in the early stages of disintegration, and regarded as just about cool enough by some fashionable young ppl to be permitted to think aloud.
Respect me; I’m a respectable grown-up!” and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death.
The thing about old friends is not that they love you, but that they know you. They remember that disastrous New Year’s Eve when you mixed White Russians and champagne, and how you wore that...
One of the seats of emotion and memory in the brain is the amygdala, he explained. When something threatens your life, this area seems to kick into overdrive, recording every last detail of the experience....
I think it’s reasonable to suppose that one could oscillate between being biologically 20 and biologically 25 indefinitely.
—Aubrey de Grey
what ifs” of every passing season. For what reason does an enchanted kiss endure like a cold mist leaving an aged man wintry in summer time?
I have produced no children of my own and my husband is dead,” she replied, an acid tone in her voice. “Thus I am more to be pitied than revered. I am expected to give...
Put away these frozenjawed primates and their annals of ways beset and ultimate dark. What deity in the realms of dementia, what rabid god decocted out of the smoking lobes of hydrophobia could have devised...
Rich old people are more attractive than poor old people, so by all means, try to get rich before age sets in. Otherwise, you’ll just be playing catch-up for the rest of your life and...
I used to dream of true love; now I’m open to false, but convincing….
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