"We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain."
Charles M. Schultz
"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
"My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage."
"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."
"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”
"Yeah, you’re getting older, but what the hell can you do about it? Nothing. So you may as well ignore it as best you can."
"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."
"I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”
"I'm very fucking grateful to be alive. I have so many friends who are sick or gone, and I'm here. Are you kidding? No complaints!"
"Getting older is a lot of fun. Right up there with chewing glass or putting your hand in a blender."
"I pray that I may live expectantly…‘What’s gonna happen on Sunday?’ and Sunday: ‘What’s gonna happen on Monday?’ In the meantime, stay where you fucking are! And enjoy it, the best way you know how."
"Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four."
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"
"In fact, looking back, it seems to me that I was clueless until I was about 50-years-old."
"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."
"Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet: There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets."
"The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it."
"I am all the ages I've ever been."
"Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom."
“One of the odd things about middle age...was the strange decisions a man discovers he’s made by not really making them.”
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."
"Suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you."
"I think when the full horror of being 50 hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry."
"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to."
"She was a handsome woman of forty-five, and would remain so for many years."
"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all."
"I'm 59 and people call me middle aged. How many 118-year-old men do you know?"
"Time is the coin of life…Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
"At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, at 80 a nothing at all."
"A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, 'At my age, I don't even buy green bananas'. "
"The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in 70or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all."
"There are only three ages for women in Hollywood: Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy."
J. B. Priestley
"One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going."
"I'm fifty-one years old, but I'm not through yet. I have lived a full life, and intend packing in quite a lot more."
"Fifty years — here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love."
"Like many women my age, I am 28 years old."
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
"Looking 50 is great — if you’re 60."
"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
"To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable."
"I refuse to admit I'm more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate."
"Do you really expect me to say gravity hasn't taken its toll? No. But as I'm earning these lines [in my face], I'm making an aesthetic choice."
William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on."
"I hope I never get so old I get religious."
“Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.”
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love."
"I always think that I'm still this 13-year old boy that doesn't really know how to be an adult, pretending to live my life, taking notes for when I'll really have to do it."
"If you're not getting happier as you get older, then you're fuckin' up."
"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected."
“There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time.”
"I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness."
“I hate time. It never does what you want it to.”
"We are all geniuses up to the age of ten."
"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
“You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs. All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy. Then just when you start liking them, they start drooping.”
"When you get older, there isn't a lot left to be frightened of."
"Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same."
"Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."
"It takes a long time to become young."
"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."
"And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit."
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."
"Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are."
"No one who is young is ever going to be old."
"Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."
"When I was your age, television was called books."
"We are always the same age inside."
"How young can you die of old age?"
“Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.”
Gabriel García Márquez
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman
"I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you've got."
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
“Old is always fifteen years from now.”
"I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone."
"If a man isn't of a certain age, he just isn't interesting."
"Thirty's the end of being young, forty is where you stop fooling yourself.”
"It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."
"The biggest surprise in a man's life is old age."
"People like to do what they used to do after the've stopped being able to do it."
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"
"It's a wonderful thing as time goes by, to be someone who looks into your face when you've gotten old and still sees what you think you look like."
"The really frightening thing about middle age is knowing you'll grow out of it."
"Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age."
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
"Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face."
"I'm old enough to know what to do with my young feelings."
"Growing old is compulsory — growing up is optional."
"Then you get to an age where 'what you might be' gives way to 'what you have been.'"
"A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever."
"I guess one gets the face one deserves."
"We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."
"All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives."
"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."
"An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
"Don't go around the saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."
"It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age."
“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
“It is coincidence, I decide, and I am getting old and batty, thinking the universe revolves around me.”
“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
“You grow weary of being treated as the enemy simply because you are not young anymore; because you dress unexceptionally.”
“Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it has given me me."
Peter De Vries
“The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.”
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
“There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.”
“As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”
"With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone."
"The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything."
"The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened."
"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
George Bernard Shaw
"You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing."
"Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth."
"As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable."
"Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born."
"You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories."
"The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing."
"Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"We all have souls of different ages."
"Old age ain't no place for sissies."
"Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And now, at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever."
"The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time."
"There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five."
“Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.”
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."