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I have started to say "A quarter of a century" Or "thirty years back" About my own life.
A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life.
William Ralph Inge
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
Suddenly it seemed to me that I looked back from a great distance on that smile and saw it all again - the smile and the day, the whole sunny, sad, funny, wonderful day and all the days that we had spent here together. What was I going to do when such days came no more? There could not be many; for we were a family growing old. And how would I learn to live without these people? I who needed them so little that I could stay away all year - what should I do without them?
Imagine that: If you could change one of the genes in an experiment, an aging gene, maybe you could slow down aging and extend lifespan.
The easiest way to get old is to be technologically behind...
Donna Lynn Hope
I'm not opposed to aging - even though society is kinder on men than women when it comes to getting old. How can I look at aging as the enemy? It happens whether I like it or not and no one is set apart from growing old; it comes to us all. Youth passes from everyone, so why deny it? I'm proud of my age. I'm proud that I've survived this planet for as long as I have, and should I end up withered, wrinkled and with a lifetime of great wisdom, I'll trade the few years of youth for the sophistication of a great mind...for however long it lasts.
A young ticket should never be envied, they queue for the bus the same as us
Never give up hope. If you do, you'll be dead already.-- Dementia Patient Rose in The Inspired Caregiver
The days before, even the score of what you are filled in with today. What colour are you, the tangled hues of years gone by that affected you?
now that one was mature then, said Peter, one could watch, one could understand, and one did not lose the power of feeling, he said. No, that is true, said Sally. She felt more deeply, more passionately, every year. It increased, he said, alas, perhaps, but one should be glad of it-- it went on increasing in his experience.
You cannot judge the value of a life by its length.
Looking back on it now, I'd say one's thirties are a cruel age. At this point, I think of them as a time I whiled away unaware of the tide that can suddenly pull you out, beyond the shallows, into the sea of hardship, and even death
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sitting in the wicker rocking chair with her interrupted work in her lap, Amaranta watched Aureliano José, his chin covered with foam, stropping his razor to give himself his first shave. His blackheads bled and he cut his upper lip as he tried to shape a mustache of blond fuzz, and when it was all over he looked the same as before, but the laborious process gave Amaranta the feeling that she had begun to grow old at that moment.
Beautiful surroundings, the society of learned men, the charm of noble women, the graces of art, could not make up for the loss of those light-hearted mornings of the desert, for that wind that made one a boy again. He had noticed that this peculiar quality in the air of new countries vanished after they were tamed by man and made to bear harvests. Parts of Texas and Kansas that he had first known as open range had since been made into rich farming districts, and the air had quite lost that lightness, that dry, aromatic odour. The moisture of plowed land, the heaviness of labour and growth and grain-bearing, utterly destroyed it; one could breathe that only on the bright edges of the world, on the great grass plains or the sage-brush desert.
The hours trip rapidly away, hiding their dreams in their skirts.
Life is very short... but I would like to live four times and if I could, I would set out to do no other things than I am seeking now to do.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The older you grow, the younger your fears grow!
The older the violin, the sweeter the music.
You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly.
If courage wasn't a standard result of aging it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
Most of our future lies ahead.
There’s nothing wrong with accumulating wealth, receiving recognition for your efforts, and having some power and status--what’s wrong is when you think that’s who you are.
Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
I don't know why so much nonsense about age is written - although I can certainly understand that no one really wants to read anything that says aging sucks.
Somehow she knew there would be an unspoken truce on their unspoken battle over God knew what when they were old. They could both surrender to their innate grumpiness. It was going to be a lovely relief.
After sixty, the self-questioning of middle age is obsolete.
As the tenor roars his passion, I think sadly of my spreading middle, and his.
Time, waxing old, doth all things purify.
There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.
Getting older is not an intellectually demanding process.
George Bernard Shaw
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
Age - it's the one mountain you can't overcome.
My brain cannot conceive how old my body is.
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, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.
Good thing I'm aging, otherwise I'd be dead.
There's comfort to an awful old dressing-gown a pretty peignoir is powerless to provide, and aging bra elastic, is, I suspect, as near to liberation as most women ever get.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Watching Carrie Fisher on what seems to be her last work, the British sitcom " Catastrophe" playing a crazy old mom makes me wonder how many talents are taken for granted just because they have aged. Just to quote her again, as if "they are disobedient kids" treated with so little respect and honor. In a culture that venerates the youth and degenerates everything that is somewhat "out of date" we can only wonder how the future will be. If the same ones that diminishes the old will themselves be older too. If they are lucky enough to reach a certain age and age well.
But when you’re a kid, it isn’t chaos. It’s just a heartbeat. Your house isn’t floating through space, it sits on the ground. Once you get old enough you start to see that color is just paint and doors are just wood. Then, at some point, that feeling of home vanishes entirely. And… that’s what I fear. That nothing will ever make me feel like I’m safe again. That once you leave home, you never get it back.
There was nothing about youth that was fair: the young hadn't done anything to deserve it, and the old hadn't done anything to drive it away.
And since a more convincing argument could not be found—aside from a fatal accident or suicide—this way was chosen: a process of galloping senescence.
When you get older you have to be careful about always saying, "Things aren't as good as they used to be." But it's hard not to.
You get tired of always wondering anew why life has to take the place of youth.
Everyone for whom I would have cried has already died.
When you're young, you haven't the experience, when you're old you haven't the strength.
Even if you don't want to count the years, the years count you.
Maybe this is what growing old was like, she thought. Maybe the world gets smaller and smaller until there's nothing but the walls around you to show you where you end and the rest of the world begins.
Aging is inevitable but growing old is a choice.
The wrinklier the raisin, the sweeter the fruit.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel.