Aging Well Quotes

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Gabriel García Márquez
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel García Márquez

Mary Ann Shaffer
“She is one of those ladies who is more beautiful at sixty than she could possibly have been at twenty. (how I hope someone says that about me someday)!”
Mary Ann Shaffer

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“As we grow old...the beauty steals inward.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alice Sebold
“But she was waiting patiently. She no longer believed in talk. It never rescued anything. At seventy she had come to believe in time alone.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Victoria Moran
“[G]rowing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is. (267-268)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Vivian E. Greenberg
“Your best is good enough.”
Vivian E. Greenberg, Your Best is Good Enough: Aging Parents and Your Emotions

Victoria Moran
“• Judge less–or at least later.
• Give new ideas and images a chance.
• Understand that everyone has his own truth or her own.
• Remember: you are not married to any belief, opinion, or ideology.
• Expect to discover something delicious every day. (260)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

“It's my birthday, by the way, and as of 2:05 this morning (the time of my birth in the middle of a snow storm on the Fort Dix army base in New Jersey) I'm 52 years old. I decided to say that because there's such pressure in our culture for women...well, for everybody...to stay perpetually young. And that's never going to change if we (women especially) don't embrace, enjoy, and take pride in each and every age that we pass through. I'm not young, I'm half a century old, and grateful to have made it this far. And I have this to say to the young women coming on behind me: 52 feels pretty damn good!”
Terri Windling

Louise Penny
“To remain conscious and continent was her new goal.”
Louise Penny

Victoria Moran
“A twenty-three-year-long study in Ohio determined that people who saw growing older as something positive lived a whopping seven and a half years longer than those who didn’t. (356)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

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

Tasha Alexander
“You do know, I hope, that no man under the age of forty can even approach fascinating.”
Tasha Alexander, A Fatal Waltz

Victoria Moran
“You'll get younger not from what you read but from what you apply in your life. (192)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

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

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

Roman Payne
“I’d loved women who were old and who were young; those extra kilos and large rumps, and others so thin there was barely even skin to pinch, and every time I held them, I worried I would snap them in two. But for all of these: where they had merited my love was in their delicious smell. Scent is such a powerful tool of attraction, that if a woman has this tool perfectly tuned, she needs no other. I will forgive her a large nose, a cleft lip, even crossed-eyes; and I’ll bathe in the jouissance of her intoxicating odour.”
Roman Payne

“The bride's about to throw her bouquet," Mom told me the day after she turned 96. "Come on, June, get me up there!" (She stole the bouquet and kept it.)”
Nora 102 1 2 A Lesson on Aging Well by June Shaw

Bud Harris
“It takes courage to dream, to face our futures and the limiting forces within us. It takes courage to be determined that, as we slow down physically, we are going to grow even more psychologically and spiritually. Courage, the philosopher Aristotle taught us, is the most important of all the virtues, because without it we can’t practice any of the others. Courage is the nearest star that can guide our growth. Maya Angelou said we must be courageous about facing and exploring our personal histories. We must find the courage to care and to create internally, as well as externally, and as she said, we need the courage “to create ourselves daily as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings.”
Bud Harris

Morton Shaevitz
“You might be on the back nine of life, but it's good to finish strong.”
Morton Shaevitz, Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

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

Tennessee Williams
“But nothing happened there now of a nature to provoke a disturbance. There were no complaints to the management or the police, and the dark glory of the upper galleries was a legend in such memories as that of the late Emiel Kroger and the present Pablo Gonzales, and one by one, of course, those memories died out and the legend died out with them. Places like the Joy Rio and the legends about them make one more than usually aware of the short bloom and the long fading out of things. ("The Mysteries of the Joy Rio")”
Tennessee Williams, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

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

Morton Shaevitz
“There’s nothing wrong with accumulating wealth, receiving recognition for your efforts, and having some power and status--what’s wrong is when you think that’s who you are.”
Morton Shaevitz, Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Ashton Applewhite
“The myth of self-sufficiency demands optimism without end, downplays life’s challenges, and shames us when, inevitably, we fall short.”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Thomas Burnett Swann
“But age became him as it did the oaks and the cedars.”
Thomas Burnett Swann, Day of the Minotaur

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

“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.

“How lovely to sit here in the shade
With none of the woes of man and maid
I'm glad I'm not young anymore.....

From the musical Gigi”
Lerner and Lowe

Bud Harris
“When Dr. Jung said we must be able to look forward in old age to the next day and to look forward to the great adventure that is ahead, he was making life’s “imperative to grow” personal. As long as we are alive, we must be able to dream of the future, of a better world or better ways of life. We are also invited by our greater Self to dream new dreams of creativity and fresh ways of expressing ourselves, as many great artists have into their nineties.”
Bud Harris

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