Quotes About Elderly

Quotes tagged as "elderly" (showing 1-30 of 48)
Oscar Wilde
“Youth is wasted on the young.”
Oscar Wilde

Jarod Kintz
“I’m wearing shoes made of sea foam, and I am here to seduce the elderly. If you brought the geriatrics, then I brought the jellyfish.”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Tamora Pierce
“Wenna followed us out. "You've done him some good, Clary, I have to say! He's got color in his cheeks, and he's stepping along as if he was sixty again," she told Goodwin as she walked us to the gate. "You'll come back?"
"Of course," Goodwin said. "But thank Cooper for his improved spirits. Once he'd insulted her a few times, he was in the pink.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Stephen Colbert
“‎You cannot correct an old person every time they say something offensive. You would never make it through Thanksgiving dinner!”
Stephen Colbert

Daphne du Maurier
“She had to live in this bright, red gabled house with the nurse until it was time for her to die... I thought how little we know about the feelings of old people. Children we understand, their fears and hopes and make-believe.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Neil Gaiman
“I asked him if it were a mirage, and he said yes. I said it was a dream, and he agreed, But said it was the desert's dream not his. And he told me that in a year or so, when he had aged enough for any man, then he would walk into the wind, until he saw the tents. This time, he said, he would go on with them.”
Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

Stephen Emond
“I'm on the Internet. I stay informed. They let old people on the Internet, you know.”
Stephen Emond, Winter Town

“Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.”
Robert K. Greenleaf, Servant As Leader

“Or [take] the old cripple worried about choking on his vitamins or tripping if he tries to hobble over that wide crack in the sidewalk. He won’t be bound by mere experience - he renounces it all together as something confusing; the very moment it occurs, it’s forgotten entirely. The young today don’t really live. They take no pills to give their day structure…”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Louise Penny
“In winter the very ground seemed to reach up and grab the elderly, yanking them to earth as though hungry for them.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead

Israelmore Ayivor
“A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“When we attempt to clear up the mess others have made, or when we love the unlovely, we demonstrate the kind of weirdness God likes. We give the lie to the evolutionary survival of the fittest maxim...”
Ann Benton, If It's Not Too Much Trouble: The Challenge of the Aged Parent.

John Scalzi
“The problem with aging is not that it's one damn thing after another---it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time.”
John Scalzi

“There was something alike terrifying and piteous in the spectacle of these frail old morsels of humanity consecrating their last flickering energies to the task of making each other wretched. Hatred seemed to be the one faculty which had survived in undiminished vigor where all else was dropping into ordered and symmetrical decay.”
Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

“Words were few and failing between them as though the silence that sat with them had laid its old lips on theirs and sucked them dry of speech. For where could one begin? With the weather? But here there was no weather. These few sad rooms were the old man's world. His horizons were all walls.”
Michael Bedard, Redwork

Ben Elton
“You're mugging old ladies every bit as much if you pinch their pension fund”
Ben Elton, Meltdown

Morton Shaevitz
“Refire—an attitude of embracing the years ahead with enthusiasm rather than apathy.”
Morton Shaevitz, Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Gene Wolfe
“But I was awake, sitting by the window looking down at the trailer and Mr. Zoltan's truck. I could not sleep. That is how it is with folks my age. We take naps during the day, and then we cannot sleep at night. I think that it is because God is getting us ready for the grave. Is that right? Did He ever tell you? ("The Little Stranger")”
Gene Wolfe, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

Yevgeny Zamyatin
“Tipsy, they tumbled early into bed - to get as much sleep as they could. So they would feel less hunger. The summer catch had been poor; there wasn't much food. They ate with care and looked sideways at the old: the old were gluttons, everybody knew it, and what was the good of feeding them? It wouldn't harm them to starve a little.
The hungry dogs howled. The women rinsed the children's bellies with hot water three times a day, so they wouldn't cry so much for food. The old starved silently. ("The North")”
Yevgeny Zamyatin, The Dragon: Fifteen Stories

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Treasure the wisdom of old age.
Learn from elder people and be wise.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Gerald Durrell
“Well, they're queer; but they're all very old, and so they're bound to be. But they're not mental,' explained Mother; adding candidly, 'Anyway, not enough to be put away.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Blessed are you when you enjoyed the company of elderly people. They are always ready to share their rich experience and wisdom with young people.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Stacey T. Hunt
“That’s quite the specific search...'Sadistic Old-Bag-Murdering Witches'—I can’t even begin to imagine what that involves.”
Stacey T. Hunt, Trick

Morton Shaevitz
“We can all make the world a better place through the moment-to-moment decisions we make as we interact with people.”
Morton Shaevitz, Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Kamil Ali

Preteens Adhere, Teens Challenge, Hideout, Elderly Shun

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Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

Joanie Connell
“The old think the young are lazy and entitled. The young think the old are incompetent and inefficient.”
Joanie Connell, Flying Without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life

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