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Getting Old Quotes

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George Burns
“You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.”
George Burns

Phyllis Diller
“Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.”
Phyllis Diller

Jennifer Egan
“So this is it ⎯ what cost me all that time. A man who turned out to be old, a house that turned out to be empty.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Alex  Turner
“You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your nightdress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness...
...Remeber when the boys were all electric?”
Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare: (Guitar Tab

Émile Zola
“When younger, he had been fun-loving to the point of tedium.”
Émile Zola, Pot Luck

Katherine Dunn
“It is coincidence, I decide, and I am getting old and batty, thinking the universe revolves around me.”
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

Mehmet Murat ildan
“All of a sudden you may realise that you are no longer young! And at that moment, you must also realise that by refusing getting old you can catch a chance to continue to be young!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Todd Perelmuter
“Every single one of us will get sick and die. Everyone we know and love will too. There's no escaping, but it is these hardest moments, these most difficult times, that show what we're truly made of and what we can truly overcome.”
Todd Perelmuter

Maya Angelou
“Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. Not really.”
Maya Angelou

John Taylor Gatto
“What they write in rule books and how things really work are never the same. We all learn that as we get older.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Stewart Stafford
“You can tell you're getting old when the heat blast from your birthday cake candles feels hotter than the surface of the sun.”
Stewart Stafford

Anthony Liccione
“Oh youth, why did you leave me, to fend for myself against time?”
Anthony Liccione

Jeff VanderMeer
“The face that stares back at you from the mirror later in life is so different than when you're young. There's a winnowing away and a shutting down. A sense of something having been taken from you and you don't know exactly what it is, just that it isn't there anymore.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Hummingbird Salamander

Nanette L. Avery
“You're not getting old, you're getting better. Seniors Rock!”
Nanette L. Avery

“W.N.P Barbellion en "El diario de un hombre decepcionado" el 26 de Septiembre de 1914:

Mi vida ha sido una lucha continua contra la mala salud y la ambición, y no he conseguido dominar ninguna de las dos. Intento decirme que esta maldita mala salud no afectará a mi carrera. Azoto mi voluntad con la esperanza de ganar al final. Sin embargo, en el fondo sé que es muy improbable que viva lo suficiente para realizarme. Durante mucho tiempo no he tenido otra esperanza que convencer a los demás de lo que podría haber hecho de haber vivido suficiente. Eso ya sería algo. Pero ni siquiera tengo mucho tiempo para eso. Jamás he vivido con sensación de seguridad. Nunca me he sentido instalado permanentemente en esta vida, no soy más que un difuso sustituto, un espectro, un festón de niebla que desaparecerá en cualquier momento.”
Bob Pop, Días ajenos - Otoño · Invierno

Stewart Stafford
“You can tell you're getting old when authority figures all start to look 12-years-old to you.”
Stewart Stafford

Yōko Tawada
“She's always hated good-byes and as she got older she hated them even more.”
Yōko Tawada, The Emissary

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Weird, but in a way we live to grow old! Because living long without aging is impossible at our current level of scientific development!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Karl Kristian Flores
“It was agreed that to stay with one person your whole life was to not only prevent life experience, but have a miserable elder life by having to stay with another ugly old-looking person. If you stayed single forever, however, one wouldn’t have to lie and say to their wrinkly, crooked-backed lover, “Good morning, beautiful.” Thus, everyone pretty much died alone. At least they died honestly. But these people did not live honestly. At some point, every person once wished to tell that morning lie—to be soothed and supported by an unconditional, unwavering agreement during the cold ends of one’s life. A lie of attraction in exchange for company, they theorized. But they missed the point. Marriage in one’s elder life isn’t to lie and say, “Good morning, beautiful,” but to joke and say, “Good morning, ugly.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“The face Isaac made when bonding with his aluminum toy would have made you smile. The innocence of it. It was one of those mind-lending activities that make us like people—like spying on someone playing the piano or solving a puzzle. Every person looks like a child when de-seeding a pomegranate. If you watch someone open a juice box, however old, you’ll see them young again—their soft, wondering face. It’s one of the most ephemeral beauties for the eyes to partake in.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Dan Pearce
“I just realized I'm not 20 anymore. That sucks.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“I'm too old to be young and I'm too young to be old.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“My current age is, 'if I don't write it down within three seconds, I'll forget it.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“The older I get, the less surprised I think I'd be if a random body part just fell off one day.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“They say you're only as old as you feel. I think I may be an exhumed mummy or something.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“When you are old. Everything you do becomes an exercise.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Hiromi Kawakami
“Having to worry about whether someone is healthy enough to tolerate my fierce hatred or criticism before I decide to blame them -that’s what I call getting old.”
Hiromi Kawakami, The Nakano Thrift Shop

Julie Lythcott-Haims
“Yet if I'm so afraid of feeling sad thinking about the big picture that I can't talk about it, then I'm avoiding a really important truth, which is that I will (I hope) get old. And if I avoid that truth I may fail to plan for the later years of my life, and for the costs of the end of my life.”
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

Michael Bassey Johnson
“At old age, one realizes that life is truly a dream.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Oneironaut’s Diary

Caroline Hurry
“One day you’re the queen of the hill. The next day you’re invisible. And by day, I mean decade – with the dead tucked between the C and the E. Oh, foolish, cynical me!”
Caroline Hurry, Reign: 16 secrets from 6 Queens to rule your world with clarity, connection & sovereignty

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