Getting Older Quotes

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Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

George Carlin
“I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.”
George Carlin

“There comes a moment in your life when you realize that no matter how hard you try, you're never going to be fluent in Spanish. Or go on that African safari you've read about since you were a kid. Or be as excited as you used to be about catching fireflies. I keep trying to find my answer to life - and it gets more elusive the older I get.”
Kim Gruenenfelder, A Total Waste of Makeup

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

Tyler Perry
“I put a thong on a few months ago trying to be sexy. I've been looking for it but ain't seen it since.”
Tyler Perry, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

N.K. Jemisin
“The body fades. A leader who would last relies on more.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

J.M. Coetzee
“His mind has become a refuge for old thoughts, idle, indigent, with nowhere else to go. He ought to chase them out, sweep the premises clean. But he does not care to do so, or does not care enough"(72).”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

Núria Añó
“The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.”
Núria Añó

Gregory Maguire
“Those times are over and gone, and good-riddance to them, too. We were hopelessly high-spirited. Now we're the thick-waisted generation, dragging along our children behind us and carrying our parents on our backs. And we're in charge, while the figures who used to command our respect are wasting away.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Toba Beta
“Getting older makes you no wiser,
but number of lessons that learned.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Noel Gallagher
“When you get to a certain age you find that other people’s opinions don’t really matter anymore, and you get kind of uncomfortable with your place in modern life.”
Noel Gallagher

Haruki Murakami
“As if a great creature had grown old without being able to express its feelings. Not that it didn't know how to express them, but rather it didn't know what to express.”
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Edward W. Robertson
“One of the advantages to getting older, though: while you might not change all that much, you at least got to know yourself. The real you, minus the bullshit and wishful thinking.”
Edward W. Robertson, The Breakers Series: Books 4-6

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

Clare Pooley
“Besides,’ continued Julian, ‘you can slam down a phone like that. You can’t slam down a mobile. Imagine, a whole generation who’ll never know the joy of slamming down a phone.”
Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project

Karl Kristian Flores
“And we'll act like some people mean nothing to us, but we don't live very long. When you get older, you'll see: a week with someone is enough to cry about for a lifetime.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“The best lover you could ever have will sit on this very bench 270 years from now. You two will never meet. And will never know you’ll never meet. They are, however, currently sitting with you because if you two did meet, you’d spend your time sitting as you are now. Because returning to that bench every afternoon, happily single, was like spending a day with every soul who wants to sit there too.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“I always ask what’s the meaning of life, but when I say the meaning of life I don’t mean, “Why is there an earth?” but I mean, “What am I supposed to do in it?” In this bum ass house in the suburbs of nowhere and a handful of decades. Maybe beer. Paychecks. Crazy girlfriends. Then fixing shit—like there will always be something wrong with our car, or internet that we have to fix, or we have to take care of some family member who’s got some disease. Then we get kids before we could find out the answer.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“After finishing his breakfast, Charlie decided to clean the kitchen, but wanted to do it entirely with one leg. He laughed his way through the cabinets, inside the sink, on the floor, under the table, and against the walls like a kid who gets a kick out of making things harder for themself. It was none other than the heart of sport, for what was a sport but a project made to be harder for a player? To pass the ball but only with your feet. To have three chances to bat. To play catch with a friend, but without gloves. The fun was to see if you could do it. But when non-athletic hardships come, the adults mysteriously run.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Make tea. As the water boils, you think about the “her’s” like a love list. Valerie in the 4th grade, Naomi in the 6th, Linda in high school, Sammie in college, Camille from work, and the latest one to have signed your heart and left: Sophia. You think through each girl, wondering what she’s eating for breakfast. You miss them, not because you want a relationship, but because love only works in permanent marker.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Jude wrote: I’m writing this sentence to confirm: I think about the past, I’m scared to go out in public, I miss a lot of people, I long for connection but no one impresses me, and the future is scary. I have hope that I am not a stranger to this world. To know again, my only relief.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“I was attracted to this old woman. It wasn’t because of the flesh, even though she carried with her the remnants of a stunning lady. I was drawn to her personhood. She was sort of a funny thing, that Margo. And in addition to a chosen sweetness, she had a rare humility that shines and caresses you at the same time. It leaves you asking: how’d she get there—to that place? When she looked at you, they were not with any ordinary pair of eyes. They were with eyes that read Ibsen, eyes that competed in tennis matches, that watched loved ones disappear into the ground, that undressed a lifetime of men, that saw the world and now looks at you.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“We discard the elderly, but the elderly used to discard the elderly. Those old people we tease are just listening to our insults and not deciding to speak. They’re not stupid. They just understand. Old people are young people who’ve had a few more heartbreaks, thousands of more workdays, and who’ve prepared a dozen more eulogies.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“We think they’re better than us, the white-haired folks we call grandma and grandpa. But being old doesn’t mean you’ve adjusted to the loneliness. They are saddened, desiring, passionate folks who want adventure.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Memories with people are weird things because oftentimes, you’re the only one who still has them.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Joshua Henkin
“Tell me all the things I'm going to forget."
"With every person it's different."
"Will I forget to love you?"
"I hope not."
"Don't let me forget to love you.”
Joshua Henkin, Morningside Heights

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Next time you're feeling a certain way about your age, look at those who are older than you and excelling greatly for a self-esteem boost.”
Torron-Lee Dewar

Torron-Lee Dewar
“It's bizarre how we compliment eachother by saying "You look younger than what you are". I mean, can't we just be proud of our age and not constantly at war with a natural phenomenon?”
Torron-Lee Dewar

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Getting older isn't something to be frowned upon nor ashamed of. It's part of our evolution.”
Torron-Lee Dewar

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Life is like a boardgame. Advancing forward is the key.”
Torron-Lee Dewar

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