Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Age
Quotations & Citations:
I am not young enough to know everything.
~ Oscar Wilde
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
~ Doug Larson
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
~ Mark Twain
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
~ Leroy “Satchel” Paige
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
~ C.S. Lewis
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~ Samuel Ullman
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
~ Douglas MacArthur
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
~ Herbert Hoover
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.
~ Nikita Ivanovich Panin
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~ H.L. Mencken
The years teach much which the days never knew.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
~ Edgar Allan Poe
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
~ George Bernard Shaw
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
~ Oscar Wilde
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
~ John Mortimer
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.
~ Charles Dickens
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
~ Robert Southey, The Doctor
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
~ John Barrymore
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
~ Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
~ Charles M. Schulz
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
~ Satchel Paige
I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.
~ Virginia Woolf
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
~ Bob Hope
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
~ George Burns
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
~ Caryn Leschen
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. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
~ Sophia Loren
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
~ Victor Hugo
I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.
~ Sherman Alexie
Everyone is the age of their heart.
~ Guatemalan Proverb
At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
~ George Orwell
Youth is a disease from which we all recover.
~ Dorothy Fulheim
Age is a terrible thief. Just when you’re getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. It makes you ache and muddies your head and silently spreads cancer throughout your spouse.
~ Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
~ Tom Stoppard
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
~ Madeleine L’Engle
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.
~ Judith Regan
There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.
~ Milan Kundera
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
~ Mark Twain
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
~ Brigitte Bardot
You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.
~ Garrison Keillor
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
~ Robert Browning
Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel.
~ Gabriel García Márquez
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
~ Herbert Asquith
It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.
~ Andy Rooney
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.
~ Hayao Miyazaki
The soul’s dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that time hath made.
~ Edmund Waller
His hair isn’t turning gray—it’s turning silver, and it’s going up in value. Aging is the best hedge against an inflationary fiat currency.
~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE
As you get older, you don’t get wiser. You get irritable.
~ Doris Lessing
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
~ Mark Twain
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty — they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
~ Martin Buxbaum
Old age ain’t no place for sissies.
~ Bette Davis
I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
~ T.S. Eliot
Thirty–the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
~ Henry David Thoreau
By the time you’re thirty, your worst enemy is yourself.
~ Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
~ Henri Amiel
Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
~ Saint Aurelius Augustine
When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.
~ Karl Lagerfeld
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
~ Charles Dickens
With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.
~ Oscar Wilde
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
~ Charles Lamb
I’m gonna enjoy being old I think I’ll be awesome at it.
~ Craig Ferguson
Life is one long process of getting tired.
~ Samuel Butler
Twenty-three is old. It’s almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s.
~ Jessica Simpson
At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.
~ Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac
When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around.
~ Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All
Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.
~ John M. Wagner
When you’re young you prefer the vulgar months, the fullness of the seasons. As you grow older you learn to like the in-between times, the months that can’t make up their minds. Perhaps it’s a way of admitting that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again.
~ Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
~ Oliver W. Holmes, Sr.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The
reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
~ George Sand
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
~ Henry David Thoreau
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
~ Ogden Nash
The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.
~ Lyman Bryson
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
~ Truman Capote
I covet truth; beauty is unripe childhood’s cheat; I leave it behind with the games of youth.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Prose and Poetry
I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.
~ Eddie Murphy
Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.
~ Alex Shakar
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
~ Jean Rostand
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.
~ Cindy Crawford
One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you’ve become harmless.
~ Liz Smith
One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
~ Thomas Osbert Mordaunt
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
~ Emily Dickinson
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
~ Michael Pritchard
Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.
~ Daniel Defoe
But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Age is a prison from which we cannot escape
but only by death,
into another world.
~ Morrow Bourne
You have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.
~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clasp its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress.
~ William Butler Yeats
It is a bad idea to live too long. Few carry it off well.
~ Charles Frazier
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
~ Arnold Palmer
Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.
~ David Gemmell
I was not so old that I would deny my own senses.
~ Neil Gaiman
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
~ Jennifer Yane
I am older than your age and younger than your body.
~ Santosh Kalwar