Old Man Quotes

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Ayn Rand
“I don't want to see you. I don't like you. I don't like your face. You look like an insufferable egotist. You're impertinent. You're too sure of yourself. Twenty years ago I would have punched your face with the greatest of pleasure.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Roald Dahl
“Now that I am alone, I don't have to hide it; I don't have to hide anything any longer. I can let my face go because no one can see me; because there's twenty-one thousand feet between me and them... No, I don't have to press my teeth together or tighten the muscles of my jaw...”
Roald Dahl

“It is He who makes the lightning flash upon you, inspiring you with fear and hope, and gathers up the heavy clouds. The thunder sounds His praises, and the angels, too, in awe of him. He hurls his thunderbolts at whom He pleases. Yet the unbelievers wrangle about God.”
Anonymous, القرآن الكريم

Israelmore Ayivor
“A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Vera Nazarian
“The sand in the hourglass runs from one compartment to the other, marking the passage of moments with something constant and tangible.

If you watch the flowing sand, you might see time itself riding the granules.

Contrary to popular opinion, time is not an old white-haired man, but a laughing child.

And time sings.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Markus Zusak
“Our own place is mall perhaps, but when your old man is eaten by his own shadow, you realise that maybe in every house, something so savage and sad and brilliant is standing up, without the world even seeing it.
Maybe that's what these pages of words are about:
Bringing the world to the window.”
Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe

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

“THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

The man in the corner
Is dying with words
He's crying to be heard
His days are marked
And his only ears are birds
He knows the secret to peace
And his experience bleeds and hurts
Somebody stop and listen
Before he departs the earth!
Somebody write his thoughts
Before he hits the turf!
His eyes are closing their shutters
And he just dropped his
Beads and stick.
His breath is leaving us.
Please!
Somebody hear him out quick!
A little girl rushes to him and
Picks up his cane of wood.
The old man then turns to her
And faintly whispers,
"The key to peace is
To always stay fair
And be good.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Luis Sepúlveda
“Antonio José Bolívar se ocupaba de mantenerlos a raya, en tanto los colonos destrozaban la selva construyendo la obra maestra del hombre civilizando: el desierto.”
Luis Sepúlveda, The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Old man with a young mind is much younger than the young man with an old mind!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Rose Pressey
“After the wink, his head moved down and his eyes made a beeline to my chest. Ugh. The old man felt me up with his eyes. Men really are all just alike—no matter the age. He was a flirtatious old fossil.”
Rose Pressey, Flip That Haunted House

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Appreciate youthfulness and empathize with elderly people.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Margaret Atwood
“Does she ever see him watching her through the picture window? Most likely. Does she think he’s a lecherous old man? Very probably. But he isn’t exactly that. How to convey the mix of longing, wistfulness, and muted regret that he feels? His regret is that he isn’t a lecherous old man, but he wishes he were. He wishes he still could be.”
Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

T.W. Lawless
“How did I get to be this old and still have to put up with so much crap?”
T.W. Lawless, Furey's War

Jo Ann Yhard
“Repression. Her therapist, Dr. Solomon, loved the word. He'd say it slowly, letting it roll off his tongue. Sometimes he'd add a chin stroke for good measure. He always looked pleased when he did this, like he'd discovered the Caramilk secret or something.”
Jo Ann Yhard, Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines

Daniel Woodrell
“Thump Milton loomed over Ree, a fabled man, his face a monument of Ozark stone, with juts and angles and cold shaded parts the sun never touched.”
Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone

Richard Brautigan
“He looked ninety years old for thirty years and then he got the notion that he would die, and did so.”
Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Amin Maalouf
“Her erkeğin, bu arada babamın da, mutluluğu yakalamak için yanlış yollara da sapmaya hakkı olduğunu ancak saçlarıma aklar düştüğü zaman anladım. Ancak o zaman onun yanlışlarına saygı duymaya başladım. Senin de benim yanlışlarıma benzer saygıyı duymanı dilerim oğlum. Senin de kimi zamanlar böyle yanlışlara düşmeni dilerim. Ve umarım sen de acımasızlık noktasına varana dek seversin ve dilerim sen de yaşamın soylu çekiciliklerini uzun süre algılayabilesin.”
Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus

Kristin Hannah
“... allow me to be an old man for a moment and to remind a young girl who is used to being impulsive that there can be none of that anymore.”
Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

Sandeep N. Tripathi
“In life, growth is imminent. And, growth without change, is unthinkable. And, to make the unthinkable thinkable, new roads need to be carved out by way of old ones. The old stands tall and firm and befriends the new to fall into place, with refined maturity and greater understanding and cultured admiration. It's simply pure Magic.”
Sandeep N. Tripathi

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Men will always be at battle,” the little girl said with an uncanny maturity. With her stride unbroken, she continued “Whether that battle is on a battlefield like this one, or on the most difficult battlefield of the heart and mind. It really doesn’t matter all that much, men will battle.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

“So, this is retirement? This feeling of emptiness?”
Zidrou & Aimée de Jongh, L´onsolescence programmée de nos sentiments

Luis Sepúlveda
“Muchas veces escuchó decir que con los años llega la sabiduría, y él esperó, confiando en que tal sabiduría le entragara lo que más deseaba: ser capaz de guiar el rumbo de los recuerdos y no caer en las trampas de éstos tendían a menudo.”
Luis Sepúlveda, The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Dan Groat
“Now, it’s time for me to lock up and go. Listen to me. Lock up an empty building that’s gonna be torn down. Makes no sense. Like an old man tellin’ a lie to his son from his death bed. What’s the point? Who besides yourself are you fooling?”
Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

Dada Bhagwan
“If you say, ‘Now I look like an old man’, you will start to look like an old man. If you say, ‘No, I look like a young man now’, you will start to look like a young man. What you project is what you will see. Soul is the form of projection and if false projections are done, the worldly life is created! If you come to a state free of false belief (wrong projection), You will be in the state of the ‘Real form of the Self’ (mood swaroop).”
Dada Bhagwan

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“His body was shriveled like a leaf that has left its tree and that has been curled by time about its natural lines.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Angie Thomas
“Sonny shows me his phone. It’s a text message from Rapid, sent this morning, and it consists of one simple-but-not-so-simple question: Wanna meet up? My mouth drops. “Seriously?” “Seriously,” Sonny says. “Holy shit.”

There’s one problem though. “Why haven’t you responded?” “I don’t know,” he says. “Part of me is like, hell yeah. The other part feels like this shit is too good to be true. What if he’s really a fifty-year-old man who lives in his mom’s basement and has a malicious plot to murder me and leave my body parts spread out across his backyard, unknown to anyone, until twenty years from now when a stray dog sniffs me out?” I stare at him.
“The specifics in your examples are disturbing sometimes.”
Angie Thomas, On the Come Up

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Old age is not the flue,
Not something you get over”
Richard L. Ratliff

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There’s something vulnerable about the human condition, where people can transmute into something so astonishingly altered that whatever is left is wholly unrecognizable.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Olga Tokarczuk
“Testosterone Autism: The person beset by this ailment....develops an interest in various tools and machinery, and he's drawn to the Second World War and the biographies of famous people, mainly politicians and villains.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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