"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."
“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."
"We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain."
"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."
"I am all the ages I've ever been."
"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?"
Van Dyke Parks
“The older I get, the better I was.”
“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.”
"The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it."
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."
“Wisdom comes with winters.”
"Thirty's the end of being young, forty is where you stop fooling yourself.”
“One of the odd things about middle age...was the strange decisions a man discovers he’s made by not really making them.”
"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."
"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."
"Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens."
"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've got a prostate the size of a honeydew and a head full of bad memories."
"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."
"My mother would like me to stay a child all my life — so she won't age."
"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."
"You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them."
"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."
"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."
"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."
"If you'd asked me when I was a young punk what would have been the best thing that could have come my way, I would have said a movie with Martin Scorsese. But God had other plans. He gave me Sherryl."
“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.”
Hans Christian Andersen
“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.”
“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
“You grow weary of being treated as the enemy simply because you are not young anymore; because you dress unexceptionally.”
“When I grow up I want to be an old woman.”
“Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it has given me me."
“I used to think that eighty was a very old age. Now I am ninety. I do not think this any more. As long as you are able to admire and to love, you are young.”
“At 11, I could say ‘I am sodium’ (Element 11), and now at 79, I am gold.”
“There comes a time in every Salome's life when she should no longer be dropping the last veil.”
“Everyday is one less day.”
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.”
"How young can you die of old age?"
"With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone."
"The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything."
"I am not young enough to 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."
"We'll never be as young as we are tonight."
"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."
"Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom."
"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."