Old People Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Bill Bryson
“Why is it, I wondered, that old people are always so self-centered and excitable? But I just smiled benignly and stood back, comforted by the thought that soon they would be dead.”
Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

Stephen Richards
“The good thing about being old is not being young.”
Stephen Richards

Robert Orben
“Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.”
Robert Orben

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

Janet Evanovich
“Mr. Landowsky was eighty-two and somehow his chest had shrunk over the years, and now he was forced to hike his pants up under his armpits.

"Oi," he said. "This heat! I can't breathe. Somebody should do something."

I assumed he was talking about God.

"That weatherman on the morning news. He should be shot. How can I go out in weather like this? And then when it gets so hot they keep the supermarkets too cold. Hot, cold. Hot, cold. It gives me the runs."

I was glad I owned a gun, because when I got as old as Mr. Landowsky I was going to eat a bullet. The first time I got the runs in the supermarket, that was it. BANG! It would all be over.”
Janet Evanovich, Four to Score

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Old people have wisdom but not energy; young people have energy but not wisdom; energy and wisdom must be in the same body to create a much better civilisation! To do this, we will either give energy to the old or we will give wisdom to the young and for now the latter seems a more plausible action!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Valentin Rasputin
“هم يضحكون: الكبير(العجوز) مثل الصغير، ويقصدون بذلك أن أحدهما فقد عقله، أما الثاني لم يمتلكه بعد. هذا صحيح، الكبير والصغير هما فقط القادران بحساسية وحدة أن يُدهَشا لوجودهما، ولكل ما يحيط بهما في كل خطوة.”
Valentin Rasputin, المهلة الأخيرة

Shannon Wiersbitzky
“That's the funny thing about old people: they never seem in a hurry. I think old people have figured out that being five minutes late really doesn't matter much.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember

Will Willingham
“Keats, Mr. Phillips? Am I to believe you were on my roof reading John Keats?”
Will Willingham, Adjustments

Madeleine Ryan
“The old and the dead are the most rewarding people to idolize, because they know things that we don't.”
Madeleine Ryan, A Room Called Earth

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

Robert Byrd
“BABARIC!”
Robert Byrd

Will Willingham
“Mr. Phillips! Are you just getting in for the night? And Lord, have mercy! Where are your pants?”
Will Willingham, Adjustments

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

Silvina Ocampo
“aAlina Cerunda was pretty despite her seventy years. Anyone who says she wasn't is a liar. However, old people always look like they're in disguise, and that ruins everything.”
Silvina Ocampo

'LORD VISHNU' P.S.JAGADEESH KUMAR
“Old minds have the power to create history, young minds have the power to change the history”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Young people must respect the elderly.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“In a socialist society, people are always motivated to achieve unity and the truest form of freedom—Organising themselves and coming to help those who are in need. You will find organisations such as social welfare, that take great care and give support to the poor, unemployed, old people, widows, etc.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The crackling sounds of an old and tired bridge can best be understood by an old and tired person! Those who have carried the burden of life for so long are the ones who understand each other best!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes behind an old face looking with smiling eyes, we find not the happiness of the past but the pain of the past! Not every smile comes from happiness! If the pain is too much, smiling means nothing but a desperate protest against life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

A.D. Aliwat
“The cool thing about working with old people is they’re bowled over by even the slightest of technological feats.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

“What am I going to do? Not read, anyway… I hate reading! Finally change that leaky shower head? Never! At least this way there’s somebody to cry over my fate.”
Zidrou & Aimée de Jongh, L´onsolescence programmée de nos sentiments

“The body gives up faster than the soul. Time wrinkles it, wounds it, debases it. Varicose veins, menopause… Time makes it a caricature… The body plays along, a good sport. The soul, though, is a sore loser. It needs more time to blow out the candles. It only concedes in fits and starts… through painful revelations… through a series of frights.”
Zidrou & Aimée de Jongh

“Make it a habit to every once in a while spend time with people over 80 and children under 10.”
Omar Cherif

Neil Gaiman
“Sometimes adults didn’t like to be asked their ages, and sometimes they did. In my experience, old people did. They were proud of their ages. Mrs. Wollery was seventy-seven, and Mr. Wollery was eighty-nine, and they liked telling us how old they were.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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

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