Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Quotes about Age, Aging,

and Getting Older 

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Age and Aging

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

The idea is to die young, as late as possible.
— Ashley Montagu

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!
— Doris Day

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
— Marie Dressler

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

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

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.
Nothing does — except wrinkles.
It's true, some wines improve with age.
But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
— Abigail Van Buren

#6 of Top-10 Sensational  Age and Aging Quotes

Wish not so much to live long, as to live well.
— Ben Franklin

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

Few people know how to be old.
— La Rochefoucauld

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened.
Mark Twain

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

To lengthen thy life [and thy retirement years], lessen thy meals.
— Ben Franklin

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Age and Aging Quotes

Growing old is compulsory. Retirement from work is discretionary.
— Unknown wise person

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotes about Dancing

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

Why do people write books that say it's better to be older than to be younger? It's not better. Even if you have all your marbles, you're constantly reaching for the name of the person you met the day before yesterday . . . . If you work, you're surrounded by young people who are plugged into the marketplace, the demographic, the zeitgeist; they want your job and someday they're going to get it.
— Nora Ephron

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

My grandmother's 90. She's dating. He's about 93.
It's going great. They never argue. They can't hear each other.
— Catherine Ladman.

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

Death sneaks up on you like a windshield sneaks up on a bug.
— Unknown wise person

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
— Duc de La Rochefoucauld

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

Contrary to popular myth, people don't necessarily become wiser with age. We just become more easily irritated. And more irritating to others. The upside is, we don't care.
— Dennis Rogers

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

The trick is growing up without growing old.
— Casey Stengel

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

I'm old enough to know my limitations and young enough to exceed them.
Marv Levy (Unretiring at 80 to manage the Buffalo Bills)

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Age and Aging

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
— Unknown wise person

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about  Age and Aging

Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.
— Pablo Picasso

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about  Age and Aging

Never ask old people how they are if you have anything to do that day.
— Joe Restivo

 More Sensational Quotes about Age, Aging,

and Getting Older for Smart People 

Laughter is pleasant, but the exertion [at my age] is too much for me. 
— Thomas Love Peacock

Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
— Ben Franklin

Some people think the proper age for a man to start thinking of marriage  is when he's old enough to realize he shouldn't.
— Unknown wise person

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
— Madeleine L'Engle

 Retirement is the beginning of life — not the end.
— from the international bestseller
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free


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

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
— Erich Fromm

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.
— Dorothy Fuldheim

There is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life, and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
— Sophia Loren

I'm at the age where food  has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
— Rodney Dangerfield

Never date a woman you can hear ticking.
— Mark Patinkn

The sports car and sailboat are investments for my retirement. I'm using them to attract a woman who will support me in my old age.
— Glasbergen talking to financial consultant in cartoon

A man's as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks.
— Mortimer Collins

1. Don't run for a bus — there'll always be another.
2. Never, ever touch fried food.
3. Stay out of a Ferrari or any other small Italian car.
4. Eat fruit — a nectarine — even a rotten plum is good.
— Mel Brooks

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.
— Joe Gores

To be seventy years young is sometimes more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
— Unknown wise person

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
— Mark Twain

One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
— Groucho Marx

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
— Unknown wise person

When a woman tells you her age, it's all right to look surprised, but don't scowl.
 Wilson Mitner

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 Freu'eric Amiel

I don't think about my age. It's only a number.
— James Biggs (104-year-old resident in a Dallas retirement-community)

About the only good thing you can say about old age is, it's better than being dead! 
— Stephen Leacock

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.
— Will Rogers

If the soul has food for study and learning, nothing is more delightful than an old age of leisure.
— Cicero

There are very few humorists who have written first-rate humor after they've become elderly. 
— Richard Armour

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
— Sinclair Lewis


Forget how old you are — this gets more important the older you get!
— from the bestseller
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

As soon as a man acquires fairly good sense, it is said that he is an old fogy. 
— Ed Howe

I'm not interested in age. People who tell their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. 
— Elizabeth Arden

A man is only as old as the woman he feels.
— Groucho Marx

Old-fogyism is comfortably closing in. 
— Edmund Wilson

The older they get the better they were when they were younger.
— Jim Bouton

If God had to give a woman wrinkles, He might at least have put them on the soles of her feet.
—Ninon de Lenclos

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.
— Ronnie Shakes

It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are.
— Graffiti

Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past and condemn the present?
— Michel de Montaigne

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying.
— Woody Allen

One should never make one's debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age. 
— Oscar Wilde

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully. 
— Dick Clark

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. 
— Satchel Paige

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
— Prue Leith

The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind.
— Mortimer Collins

Become old early if you wish to stay old long.
— Dionysius Cato

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
— Cicero, 106-43 B.C., Roman orator and statesman

The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want.
— L. S. McCandless

You have to be an antique to appreciate them.
— Fay Madigan Lange

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
— John Steinbeck

Advice to men over fifty: Keep an open mind and a closed refrigerator.
— Unknown wise person

When a man gets too old to set a bad example, he usually starts giving good advice.
— Unknown wise person

I'm thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.
— Dana Carvey

Everyone has been a child. All can understand through muffled memory how childhood was. But none has been old except those who are that now.
—Bert Kruger Smith

Life is a country that the old have seen, and lived in.  Those who have to travel through it can only learn from them.
—Joseph Joubert

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on old fiddles.
— Sigmund Z Engel

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
— H. L. Mencken

There is only one thing age can give you, and that is wisdom.
—S. I. Hayakawa

Giving up is the ultimate tragedy. 
— Robert J. Donovan

Old age is when you first realize other people's faults are no worse than your own. 
— Edgar A. Shoaff

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. 
— Bob Hope

I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself. 
— Leon Eldred

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
— Leo Rosenberg

“Old” is definitely not cool in America. Never has been.
— Tom Peters

I'm sixty-five and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics, but if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be forty-eight.
— James Thurber

To me, old age is fifteen years older than I am.
— Bernard M. Baruch

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
— Don Marquis

Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster.
— Lionel Kauffman

I have discovered the secret formula for a carefree Old Age: IYCRI = FI — "If You Can't Recall It, Forget It." 
— Goodman Ace

Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.
— Pablo Picasso

The worst thing about growing old is having to listen to a lot of advice from one's children.
— Unknown wise person

Old age is that period when a man is too old to take advice but young enough to give it.
— Unknown wise person

Age is what makes furniture worth more and people worth less.
— Unknown wise person

Which do you suppose ages faster — whiskey or the man who drinks it?
— Unknown wise person

Age is like love. It cannot be hidden.
— Unknown wise person

Forty is the age when you begin to realize how much fun you had when you were twenty.
— Unknown wise person

By the time a man finds greener pastures, he's too old to climb the fence.
— Unknown wise person

A man is usually as young as he feels but seldom as important.
— Unknown wise person

The time-tested method of slowing down advancing age seems to be misrepresentation.
— Unknown wise person

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
— Coco Chanel

I'll tell ya how to stay young: Hang around with older people. 
— Bob Hope

You're never too old to become younger.
— Mae West

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
— Logan Pearsall Smith

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
— Oscar Wilde

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
— Lucille Ball

Age is the best possible fire extinguisher for flaming youth.
— Unknown wise person

The awkward age is when you are too old for the Peace Corps and too young for Social Security.
— Unknown wise person

Regardless of their age, most folks are not as old as they hope to be.
— Unknown wise person

Age has nothing to do with learning new ways to be stupid.
— Unknown wise person

Never think oldish thoughts. It’s oldish thoughts that make a person old.
— James A.Farley

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
— Plato

If you survive long enough, you're revered — rather like an old building.
— Katharine Hepburn

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
— Andre Maurois

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. 
— George Burns

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. 
— Bonnie Pruden

When you get past fifty, you have to decide whether to keep your face or your figure. I kept my face. 
— Barbara Cartland

The first sign of age ... is when you go out into the streets ... and recognize for the first time how young the policemen look.
— Seymore Hicks

So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more.
— Epicurus, Greek philosopher

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. 
— Fran Lebowitz

The trick is growing up without growing old.
— Casey Stengel

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
— Leon Edel

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little.
— Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen

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 o.
— Andy Rooney

I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.
— Rita Rudner

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
— Will Rogers

I do wish I could tell you my age but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
— Greer Garson

I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
— George Burns

Curmudgeons are not, to quote Spiro Agnew, merely "nattering nabobs of negativism." We serve a useful function by saying out loud what polite people merely think. We're also a lot of fun at parties. Not that we ever get invited.
— Dennis Rogers

Life is long if it is full.
— Seneca

You have to put off being young until you can retire.
— Unknown wise person

My health is good; it's my age that's bad.
— Roy Acuff (at 83)

You know you're old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you do while you're down there.
— George Burns

I am in the prime of senility. 
— Joel Chandler Harris

I'll never make the mistake of bein' seventy again!
— Casey Stengel

To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
—Albert Camus

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
— Benjamin Disraeli

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
— Victor Hugo

Now that I'm over sixty, I'm veering toward respectability.
— Shelley Winters

Don't die.
— William M. Gaines

I refuse to admit that I'm more than fifty-two even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
— Lady Astor

Everyone is the age of their heart.
— Guatemalan proverb

A light heart lives long.
— William Shakespeare

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
— Bill Dana

Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
— Robert Benchley

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
— Bob Hope

An old man in love is like a flower in winter.
— Portuguese proverb

The older one grows the more one likes indecency.
— Virginia Woolf

I've always been a bit more maturer than what I am.
— Samantha Fox

Time and trouble will tame an advanced woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
— Dorothy L. Sayers

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
— George Bernard Shaw

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.
— Leon Trotsky

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
— Helena Rubinstein

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of it.
— Retirement Saying

At my age getting lucky is finding the car in the parking lot.
— Author Unknown

Retired: I was tired yesterday and I'm tired again today.
— Author Unknown

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
— Mary Wilson Little

Retired: Too Old to Work — Too Young to Die.
— Retirement Saying

The Older I Get the Better I Was!
— Retirement Saying

I'm Not Old, I'm CLASSIC
— Retirement Saying

Old age ain't no place for sissies.
— Bette Davis

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
— Mark Twain

When the majority of people get my age, once they retire and get Social Security they lay on the couch and do nothing. The next thing you know, they're not with us any more.
— 77-year-old Retiree August Gonsoulin

Am I older than dirt? I knew dirt when it was still a rock!
— Unknown wise person

Now that I'm older I thought it was great that I seemed to have more patience. Turns out I just don't give a shit.
— Unknown wise person

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
— George Bernard Shaw.

For a happy day, look for something bright and beautiful in nature.
Listen for a beautiful sound, speak a kind word to some person, and do something nice for someone without their knowledge.
— Unknown 85-year-old Wise Retired Person

We've entered a new age of old age. The possibility of experiencing positive, vital aging lasting into our tenth decade of life is one of the new realities of the 21st century.
— James Firman, Ed.D., President and CEO of NCOA

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
— Actor Matthew McConaghey in the movie Dazed and Confused

I like younger women — their stories are shorter.
— Tom McGuane

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
— Benjamin Haydon
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
— Wendy Cope
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
— I. F. Stone
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
— Willa Cather
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
— Groucho Marx
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
— Anouk Aimée
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse; always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Lord Chesterfield
I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?
— Lord Byron
No gray hairs streak my soul,
no grandfatherly fondness there!
I shake the world with the might of my voice,
and walk — handsome,
— Vladimir Mayakovsky

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
— Helena Rubinstein
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem — and in my esteem age is not estimable.
— Lord Byron
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
— Alan Bleasdale
The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it's always in your face.
— Jack Nicklaus
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
— Don Marquis
Old age equalizes — we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
— Eric Hoffer
Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man — and after that, praying.
— Irish Proverb.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
— Oscar Wilde
Old age is not a disease — it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
— Maggie Kuhn 

Only in America . . . do these peasants, our mothers, get their hair dyed platinum at the age of sixty, and walk up and down Collins Avenue in Florida in pedalpushers and mink stoles — and with opinions on every subject under the sun. It isn't their fault they were given a gift like speech — look, if cows could talk, they would say things just as idiotic.
— Philip Roth

I would pick on someone my own age but they are all dead now.
— Author Unknown

When I was young, the Dead Sea was still alive.
— George Burns

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
— Will Roger

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
— James Thurber
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.
— George Bernard Shaw

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
— André Maurois
Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
— Anthony Powell
A lady of a "certain age," which means
Certainly aged.
— Lord Byron

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me.
— Jane Fonda

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
For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine,
For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine,
For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve,
For the next matrons or drudges they serve,
For the next doth crave a staff for a stay,
For the next a bier to fetch them away.
— Thomas Tusser

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.
— T. S. Eliot

Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
— Ambrose Bierce
If youth but knew; if age but could.
— Henri Estienne
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
— Natalie Clifford Barney
Youth has no age.
— Pablo Picasso
Whatever poet, orator, or sage
May say of it, old age is still old age.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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