Elders Quotes

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Gary Snyder
“In this huge old occidental culture our teaching elders are books. Books are our grandparents!”
Gary Snyder, Practice of the Wild

Mildred Armstrong Kalish
“Without knowing it, the adults in our lives practiced a most productive kind of behavior modification. After our chores and household duties were done we were give "permission" to read. In other words, our elders positioned reading as a privilege - a much sought-after prize, granted only to those goodhardworkers who earned it. How clever of them.”
Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Patricia Briggs
“The Elders were closer to the Maker of All Things and should be deferred to whenever they made their will known.”
Patricia Briggs, Hunting Ground

Naguib Mahfouz
“تخيلات الشباب عن الشيخوخة ضلال، تخيلات الشيخوخة عن الشباب حسرات.”
نجيب محفوظ, Sugar Street

Waubgeshig Rice
“Yes, apocalypse. We've had that over and over. But we always survived. We're still here. And we'll still be here, even if the power and the radios don't come back on and we never see any white people again.”
Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow

Vera Nazarian
“Respect the young and chastise your elders. It's about time the world was set aright.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“I respect you as my king, and I respect you as my father, but I do not respect you as a man!”
Rebecca McKinsey, Anterria

Anne Bishop
“Vlad stared at Simon. "Meg told the Elders they were..."
"Bad puppies," Simon finished. "Yeah."
A minute passed before Vlad said, "Why?"
"They didn't say 'please' when they asked for cookies."
"I don't know what to say."
Simon scratched behind an ear that was now Wolf-shaped and furry. "That's okay. Meg said plenty for all of us.”
Anne Bishop, Etched in Bone

Sherman Alexie
“Oh, no, no, you've got that all wrong. You're not required to respect elders. After all, most people are idiots, regardless of age. In tribal cultures, we just make sure that elders remain an active part of the culture, even if they're idiots. Especially if they're idiots. You can't just abandon your old people, even if they have nothing intelligent to say. Even if they're crazy.”
Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World

“Mentoring is an archetypal activity that has timeless elements which can connect us to the universal ground where nature renews itself and culture becomes reimagined. Youth and elder meet where the pressure of the future meets the presence of the past. Old and young are opposites that secretly identify with each other; for neither fits well into the mainstream of life.”
Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

Enock Maregesi
“Sina jinsi. Nguzo ya maisha yangu ni historia ya maisha yangu. Historia ya maisha yangu ni urithi wa watu waliojifunza kusema hapana kwa ndiyo nyingi – waliojitolea vitu vingi katika maisha yao kunifikisha hapa nilipo leo – walionifundisha falsafa ya kushindwa si hiari. Siri ya mafanikio yangu ni kujitahidi kwa kadiri ya uwezo wangu wote; au 'pushing the envelope' kwa lugha ya kigeni.”
Enock Maregesi

Eudora Welty
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from it's hole.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Getting older is not an intellectually demanding process.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Toba Beta
“Conscience defined by the elders,
passed on to the next generations.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“The fact that social media has leveled the playing field doesn't offer you the right to disrespect the elderly”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

Neena H. Brar
“If elders could bequeath their experience and knowledge of life to children without the children making any mistakes, they would save them from a lifetime of heartaches.”
Neena H. Brar, Tied to Deceit

Suzanne  Johnson
“He pulled out handcuffs and snapped them around my wrists. "Where's your bag? You didn't bring your staff?"
"I have it. It's hidden." Charlie was currently tucked inside the leg of my Harry Potter pajama bottoms, which were beneath my jeans, but that fell under the category of TMI.”
Suzanne Johnson, Pirate's Alley

“A lesson church leaders need to learn is that relationships must not be neglected.”
Flavil R Yeakley Jr., Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left Churches of Christ

“Each young person is a poet of sorts, trying to sort out the poetics of their inner life and its relation to the great world around it. Each elder is a philosopher of sorts, trying to sort out the meanings and gleanings of a life as well as the necessary implications of the presence of death.”
Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

Dani Atkins
“The second surprise was the discovery that even though they might be a little bit on the bendy side, eating stale five-years-out-of-date biscuits is not going to kill you”
Dani Atkins, This Love

Ehsan Sehgal
“The elders are the history and mirror of the living past. Study them to brighten your life and future.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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Nitya Prakash
“Elders pass away, leaving a hollow in our present for the past we'll never ever know.”
Nitya Prakash

Maggie Alderson
“So the smells I associate with the Elders are freshly cut garden flower arrangements- roses, lilac and endless sweet peas and the fougère hints of random greenery lavishly added to the vases, in the Constance Spry style.
Also, modest shop-bought flowers, particularly daffodils, tulips and freesias, which are such an economical way to brighten a room for that thrifty generation.

My scents for the elders are:
Lavender by Yardley
Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden
Rose in Wonderland by Atkinsons
Femme by Rochas
Ostara by Penhaligon's
Tweed by Lenthéric (A mention of this elicited a big response at the event; it seemed all the women had worn it at some time and had happy associations with it. I do wish they would re-release it in the original tweed-fabric effect box.)

The men in this age group are the last of the true British gentlemen, so especially for them:

Old Spice
St Johns Bay Rum by St Johns Fragrance Company
Royal Mayfair by Creed”
Maggie Alderson, The Scent of You

Maggie Alderson
“The next blog was 'The scent of the elders' and there was only one possible perfume choice for that: Mitsouko. Polly hesitated before bringing the blotter to her nose. She knew that perfume- which scent connoisseurs considered 'the greatest chypre'- so well, she wanted to play it through in her mind first, from the sparkling peach top note to the spicy vetiver base, because she didn't have time to let all the stages of it develop.”
Maggie Alderson, The Scent of You

Bruce Reyes-Chow
“. . . if we do not continue to choose kindness together, can you imagine how much worse the world will become? The least we can do in response to and in gratitude for all those kindness giants who have paved the way is to do the same for the generations to come.”
Bruce Reyes-Chow, In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World

Maya Angelou
“The South, in general, and Stamps, Arkansas, in particular had had hundreds of years' experience in demoting even large adult blacks to psychological dwarfs. Poor white children had the license to address lauded and older blacks by their first names or by any names they could create.”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

“Blessings of those who have no desires bring luck and good fortune to those who have desires. That's why we seek blessings from elders and monks.”

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Disrespecting elders is the cancer of folks.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

“I can listen to what my elders have to say and still do the opposite of what they think is right. It is my life to live. I am responsible for it.”
The Thoughtful Beast

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