I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
A being who, as I grew older, lost imagination, emotion, a type of intelligence, a way of feeling things – all that which, while it made me sorry, did not horrify me. But what am...
Just because you’re grown up and then some doesn’t mean settling into the doldrums of predictability. Surprise people. Surprise yourself. (281)
Old is old at any age. Old is when you quit asking questions about this, that, and everything. Old is when you forget how to love-or worse, don’t care. Old is when you don’t want...
I am thirty-five years old, and it seems to me that I have arrived at the age of grief. Others arrive there sooner. Almost no one arrives much later. I don’t think it is years...
A twenty-three-year-long study in Ohio determined that people who saw growing older as something positive lived a whopping seven and a half years longer than those who didn’t. (356)
If you don’t know how to grow old, don’t start learning how to grow old.
Age has taught me that what other people think of me is none of my business.
Use all this life to make yourself a great writer, thoughtful and kind, slowly, surely over the years.
The important part of growing older was the growing part. Resisting change meant forever standing still, which was a sad way to live.
Whenever my mum gets depressed about her age, she goes to Paris.
We keep making decisions, every day, half without thinking, half against our will. If we don’t fight back, if we allow ourselves to change, to be changed, then once it’s done we have to do...
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.
Just ’cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire inside.
And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or...
—James Lee Burke
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
Muoth was right. On growing old, one becomes more contented than in one’s youth, which I will not therefore revile, for in all my dreams I hear my youth like a wonderful song which now...
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
It does not take much to make us realize what fools we are, but the little it takes is long in coming.
The adult were once young.The young have not yet attained adulthood.The young must learn to appreciate the wisdom of elderly people and learn from their life experiences.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
Give life long enough and it will solve all your problems, including the one of being alive.
Hey presto: time travel. You don’t need a time machine, it turns out, you just need a friend to laugh like a teenager. Chronology shivers.
Some guy said to me: Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll?I said: You’d better check with Mick Jagger.
There’s plenty of emphasis on success in our culture, but we have to help people focus on significance as well.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
Youth is but the painted shell within which, continually growing, lives that wondrous thing the spirit of a man, biding its moment of apparition, earlier in some than in others.
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