Aging Gracefully Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Amit Ray
“Your age is measured by your dreams not by the years.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Joanna Bourne
“I like the woman you became better than the girl you were. I like the story you’ve written on your face”
Joanna Bourne, The Black Hawk

Sandhya Jane
“Aging gracefully - A concept that is rejected in 40s, but gracefully accepted in 50s...”
Sandhya Jane

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Silent our body is a sacred temple,
A place to connect with other people.
Can't we just stay any younger?
Really, we might keep it stronger,
Elated, rather than so tilted or feeble!!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

R.J.  Lawrence
“She looked at his face. So old and wrinkled. So beautiful and just right.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Xactilias Project

Lisa J. Shultz
“It behooves me to remember as I advance in age that death is an inevitable part of the life cycle rather than a medical failure.”
Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

“As you grow older; keeping warm becomes more important than looking good.”
Ulysses Brave

“Growing old is humbling and it takes effort to accomplish this stage of life with dignity.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The rain is letting up, Mr. B. What do you want to do?'
'Oh, I’m gonna go fix the Weed Eater, and then, I’m gonna do dog patrol. At 97, I gotta find ways to keep moving!' He pushes himself up from the table. 'See ya later, kiddo.'
Joe has decided to get fit. Every day he hops onto our stationary bike that we left sitting on the back porch. He says it helps his balance. He times himself to ensure he rides it ten minutes a day. I bring him a glass of cool water to keep him hydrated. He refuses the water. 'I’m not used to drinking water, Miss.' His exercise routine would never be approved by a local gym.”
Lynn Byk quoting Mister B.

Lisa J. Shultz
“I now urge friends and acquaintances to have conversations with their aging parents and within their families while their parents are still relatively healthy and of sound mind.”
Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

Clare Furniss
“I look at Gloria with her red hair and glass of champagne and expression of utter disdain and wonder how many expletives she'd manage to fit into a sentence if I asked her to teach me to knit or bake me a cake.”
Clare Furniss, How Not to Disappear

Kelsey Brickl
“Youth is as easily wasted as a fine wine consumed by a drunken man. There is no poetry in aging, and Javert lived out the process in its most hideous iteration.”
Kelsey Brickl, Wolves and Urchins: The Early Life of Inspector Javert

Ben Tolosa
“Aging reminds you of your ungratefulness of yesterday.”
Ben Tolosa, Masterplan Your Success

Agatha Christie
“How can you and I set about preventing a murder? You're about a hundred and I'm a broken-up old crock.”
Agatha Christie, A Caribbean Mystery

Rob Sheffield
“Rod exemplifies the attitude that Losing It is no big deal. He saw that fate coming, and he was already planning to get over it.”
Rob Sheffield, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke

“Old age is meant to slow us down just before the final destination; otherwise reaching the stop would be too abrupt." - On Old Age”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows:

E.A. Bucchianeri
“O, elixir of youth, thy name is hair dye.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

Lucy Worsley
“There were, of course, compensatory advantages to growing older. ‘As I must leave off being young,’ Jane admitted, ‘I find many Douceurs … I am put on the Sofa near the Fire & can drink as much wine as I like.”
Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen at Home

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