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  • #1
    Charles M. Schulz
    “Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.”
    Charles Schultz

  • #2
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.”
    Madeleine L'Engle
    tags: age

  • #3
    Sara Gruen
    “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
    tags: age

  • #4
    Andy Rooney
    “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

  • #5
    Doris Lessing
    “As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable.”
    Doris Lessing
    tags: age

  • #6
    Isaac Asimov
    “Old men tend to forget what thought was like in their youth; they forget the quickness of the mental jump, the daring of the youthful intuition, the agility of the fresh insight. They become accustomed to the more plodding varieties of reason, and because this is more than made up by the accumulation of experience, old men think themselves wiser than the young.”
    Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky

  • #7
    Robert G. Ingersoll
    “It is a splendid thing to think that the woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the mask of years, if you really love her, you will always see the face you loved and won. And a woman who really loves a man does not see that he grows old; he is not decrepit to her; he does not tremble; he is not old; she always sees the same gallant gentleman who won her hand and heart. I like to think of it in that way; I like to think that love is eternal. And to love in that way and then go down the hill of life together, and as you go down, hear, perhaps, the laughter of grandchildren, while the birds of joy and love sing once more in the leafless branches of the tree of age.”
    Robert Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

  • #8
    Cindy Crawford
    “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

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: age

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
    Mark Twain
    tags: age

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “Youth can not 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

  • #12
    Herbert Hoover
    “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
    Herbert Hoover

  • #13
    Andy Rooney
    “Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”
    Frank Kaiser

  • #14
    “No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
    1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
    3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
    4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
    5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
    6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
    7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
    8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
    9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
    10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
    11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
    12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
    13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
    14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
    15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
    16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
    17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
    18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
    19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
    20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
    21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
    22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
    23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
    24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
    25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
    26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
    27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
    28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
    29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
    30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
    31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
    32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
    33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
    34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
    35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
    36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
    37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
    38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
    40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
    41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
    42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
    43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
    44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
    45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”

  • #15
    George Burns
    “When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.”
    George Burns

  • #16
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be... This does not mean that I ought to be trapped or enclosed in any of these ages...the delayed adolescent, the childish adult, but that they are in me to be drawn on; to forget is a form of suicide... Far too many people misunderstand what *putting away childish things* means, and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grownup. When I'm with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don't ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child's awareness and joy, and *be* fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grownup.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #17
    Martin Luther
    “This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”
    Martin Luther

  • #18
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores
    tags: age, old

  • #19
    Bette Davis
    “Old age ain't no place for sissies.”
    Bette Davis
    tags: age

  • #20
    Louise Penny
    “I was tired of seeing the Graces always depicted as beautiful young things. I think wisdom comes with age and life and pain. And knowing what matters.”
    Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace

  • #21
    T.H. White
    “In war, our elders may give the orders...but it is the young who have to fight.”
    T.H. White, The Once and Future King

  • #22
    Karl Lagerfeld
    “Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.”
    Karl Lagerfeld

  • #23
    Tom Robbins
    “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

  • #24
    Pearl S. Buck
    “Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...

    - Wang Lung”
    Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

  • #25
    “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

  • #26
    “Just 'cause there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there's not a fire inside.”
    Bonnie Hunt

  • #27
    “You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”
    Michael Pritchard

  • #28
    Criss Jami
    “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.”
    Criss Jami, Venus in Arms