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Quotes About Aging Gracefully

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Audrey Hepburn
“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
Audrey Hepburn

George Bernard Shaw
“You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
George Bernard Shaw

Lynsay Sands
“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears. It's beautiful.”
Lynsay Sands

Jules Renard
“It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.”
Jules Renard

Robert Browning
“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
Robert Browning

Neil Gaiman
“I don’t ever remember being afraid of “oldness”.

There are things I miss about being younger - chiefly the ability to pull all-nighters and keep working and working well; and being smiled at by girls I didn’t know who thought I was cute; and I wish I had the eyesight I had even five years ago… but that stuff feels pretty trivial.

I’m happier than I’ve been at any time in my life these days. I have a wonderful wife whom I adore, watched three amazing kids grow into two delightful adults and my favourite teenager, an astonishing number of grand life experiences, I’ve made art I’m proud of, I have real, true, glorious friends, and I’ve been able to do real good for things I care about, like freedom of speech, like libraries.

Sometimes I’ll do something like An Evening With Neil and Amanda, or the 8 in 8 project, and completely surprise myself.

I miss friends who have died, but then, I’m glad that time gave them to me, to befriend, even for a while, and that I was alive to know them. I knew Douglas Adams, and I knew Roger Zelazny, and I knew John M Ford, and I knew Diana Wynne Jones… do you know how lucky that makes me?

Ah, I’m rabbiting on, and I sound a bit more Pollyannaish than I’m intending to sound: I know the downside of age and the downside of time, and I am sure that the view from age 51 is not the view from age 71.

I wish the time hadn’t gone so fast, though. And sometimes I wish I’d enjoyed it more on the way, and worried about it less.”
Neil Gaiman

Donna Lynn Hope
“Youth. I don't seek it through another because I have it within; it's a state of mind, a spirit that is free, and a mind that is playful. The shell of my being is altered by the effects of time, but nothing will tarnish a soul that will never forget what its like to experience creation with endless wonder and appreciation. Each time I see the first snowfall of the season I feel it's the first time I've seen it at all.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Victoria Moran
“Just because you’re grown up and then some doesn’t mean settling into the doldrums of predictability. Surprise people. Surprise yourself. (281)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Marguerite Duras
“It has been my face. It's got older still, or course, but less, comparatively, than it would otherwise have done. It's scored with deep, dry wrinkles, the skin is cracked. But my face hasn't collapsed, as some with fine feature have done. It's kept the same contours, but its substance has been laid waste. I have a face laid waste.”
Marguerite Duras, The Lover

Amy Tan
“...As she grew older, she was aware of her changing position on mortality. In her youth, the topic of death was philosophical; in her thirties it was unbearable and in her forties unavoidable. In her fifties, she had dealt with it in more rational terms, arranging her last testament, itemizing assets and heirlooms, spelling out the organ donation, detailing the exact words for her living will. Now, in her sixties, she was back to being philosophical. Death was not a loss of life, but the culmination of a series of releases. It was devolving into less and less. You had to release yourself from vanity, desire, ambition, suffering, and frustration - all the accoutrements of the I, the ego. And if you die, you would disappear, leave no trace, evaporate into nothingness...”
Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning

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.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Núria Añó
“The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.”
Núria Añó

“Don't be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing", said the Butterfly.”
Sabrina Newby

Donna Lynn Hope
“The more candles on my cake means I get a little more exercise in blowing them out.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Donna Lynn Hope
“When someone says they feel old, I always want to ask them why they feel old. Time passes for everyone. No one is exempt.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Dan Pearce
“When my grandmother was sick in the hospital, I foolishly quoted her the saying, 'never regret growing old; it’s a privileged denied to many.' She glared at me and responded, 'spoken like a truly young idiot.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Lemmy Kilmister
“I don't see why there should be a point where everyone decides you're too old. I'm not too old, and until I decide I'm too old I'll never be too fucking old.”
Lemmy Kilmister

Jane Tara
“It’s often only as beauty fades that it becomes apparent it was ever there.”
Jane Tara, The Happy Endings Book Club

Lisa Jey Davis
“I call the Change of Life "Orchids" because menopause is such an ugly word. It's got men in it for goddsakes.”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

Rebecca Johns
“I once laughed at the vanity of women of thirty or forty who whitened their ruddy old skin with lead, but now I know such salves are not disguises for old crones who wish to catch a young husband. Instead they are only a mask we wear so that we can, for a little while, still recognize ourselves.”
Rebecca Johns, The Countess

Jane Tara
“It’s this freedom that’s the key to becoming visible again. Not caring what others think is freeing. Expressing yourself any way you want is freeing. Having opinions, emotional wisdom, spiritual understanding…these things free you. And in freedom, we find power.”
Jane Tara, The Happy Endings Book Club

Lisa Jey Davis
“When I was suddenly thrust into what everyone calls menopause (Orchids) earlier than my body planned, I decided someone needed to take charge on so many levels. It was time to not only change the vernacular, but to speak up and say "Hey! This isn't an old lady's disease! We aren't old! We are strong and dammit, we are beautiful and sexy too!”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

“We forget that 'old' in age typically does not mean 'old' in terms of relevance.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Anna Quindlen
“.. at a certain age we learned to see right through it, and that age is now.”
Anna Quindlen

Lisa Jey Davis
“You can do this (this thing, where your body will cease to produce hormones and your skin, hair, muscles and bones... basically every part of you will notice, go into withdrawals, and stage a coup). Be prepared for this mentally, and you'll own this "thing.”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

Margaret Atwood
“Her face is silting up, like a pond; layers are accumulating. Every once in a while, when she can afford the time, she spends a few days at a spa north of the city, drinking vegetable juice and having ultrasound treatments, in search of her original face, the one she knows is under there somewhere; she comes back feeling toned up and virtuous, and hungry.”
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride

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