Quotes About Retirement

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“But I'm really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Yasunari Kawabata
“I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business.

The day you die.”
Yasunari Kawabata, Beauty and Sadness

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Albert Camus
“He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”
Albert Camus, A Happy Death

“A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. “She’s worked all her life making me happy”, he replied. “Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?” “When we got married we agreed on an arrangement”, he said. “I would earn the living, and she would make the living worthwhile”.

“Make the living worthwhile”…have we forgotten the very essence of that? Have we forgotten to live for someone else, that doing so IS what makes a living worthwhile?”
Kelly Crawford

William Shakespeare
“This rough magic
I here abjure, and, when I have required
Some heavenly music, which even now I do,
To work mine end upon their senses that
This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I'll drown my book.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Janet  Thompson
“Mentoring is: Sharing Life's Experiences and God's Faithfulness”
Janet Thompson, Dear God, He's Home!: A Woman's Guide to Her Stay-At-Home Man

Toba Beta
“You get old faster when you think about retirement.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog.”
Martha Sherrill

Charles Baxter
“Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.”
Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

Dejan Stojanovic
“He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Gregory Maguire
“It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement.”
Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz

“The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them”
Frank Eberhart

George Washington
“Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome.”
George Washington, George Washington's Farewell Address

Mark Singer
“I believe that the biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to their retirement is they do not plan for it. They take the same route as Alice in the story from “Alice in Wonderland,” in which the cat tells Alice that surely she will get somewhere as long as she walks long enough. It may not be exactly where you wanted to get to, but you certainly get somewhere.”
Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement - What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Mark Singer
“I feel that one of the most important lessons that can be learned is that what we "see" may be different than what is actually in front of us.”
Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement - What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Stephen Richards
“Silver surfers ... nah, that's old hat. Retire a gold surfer with Cosmic Ordering.”
Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

Donna Tartt
“Putting your time in at the office; dutifully spawning your two point five; smiling politely at your retirement party; then chewing on your bedsheet and choking on your canned peaches at the nursing home. It was better never to have been born-never to have wanted anything, never to have hoped for anything.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Instead of you pouring out your life and giving out your life and exchanging it for a porridge called salary, instead of selling out your life bit by bit until you are old and empty and until you become so old that they send you off to die in retirement, you should come to the realization that you could actually multiply and reproduce your life through the power of time conversion.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Mark Singer
“Learn the lessons of history. Don't let how you feel about your tenure at your organization drive you to make poor investment decisions that could potentially derail a successful retirement.”
Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement - What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Death devours not only those who have been cooked by old age; it also feasts on those who are half-cooked and even those who are raw.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Bruce Frankel
“(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) "have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours.”
Bruce Frankel

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Save your golden days as time goes by
Before golden years expire”
Richard L. Ratliff

Barbara Pym
“Ageing, slightly mad and on the threshold of retirement, it was an uneasy combination and it was no wonder that people shied away from her or made only the most perfunctory remarks. It was difficult to imagine what her retirement would be like—impossibe and rather gruesome to speculate on it.”
Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn

Barbara Pym
“If the two women feared that the coming of this date [their retirement] might give some clue to their ages, it was not an occasion for embarrassment because nobody else had been in the least interested, both of them having long ago reached ages beyond any kind of speculation.”
Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn

Mary Helen Conroy
“Tip #7: Gray Divorce-'Til Retirement do us Part?”
Mary Helen Conroy, Your Amazing Itty Bitty(R) Retirement Book: 15 Essential Tips for You, the Nearly and Newly Retired

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For their never-ending endeavours to obtain or retain wealth, countries desperately need companies, because they—unlike most human beings—have the means of production, and human beings, because they—unlike all companies—have the means of reproduction.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mary Helen Conroy
“Tip #3: Taking the Next Step(s)”
Mary Helen Conroy, Your Amazing Itty Bitty(R) Retirement Book: 15 Essential Tips for You, the Nearly and Newly Retired

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