Saturday, August 28, 2010

On Aging

These are quotes that I have read, savoured, thought about and loved. I hope that even one of them will inspire you too. 

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"--Satchel Paige

"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

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."--John Barrymore

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."--Betty Friedan

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."--R.W. Emerson

"Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse. 'I'm to old too start something new', or, 'I couldn't learn that at my age.' Other people, though, go on to achieve their greatest accomplishments in life in later years."--Catherine Pulsifer, from How Old Are You?

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."-- Abraham Lincoln

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."--Thomas B. Aldrich

"The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified."--J. F. Boyse

"We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves."--May L. Becker

"Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked."--Pearl S. Buck

'Til tomorrow. Much love to all.


  1. I'm getting kind of weepy. Those are really good quotes.

  2. Great quotes! How old would I be if I didn't know how old I was? Good question, probably 30 something.


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