Retirement Quotes

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Idowu Koyenikan
“The more your money works for you, the less you have to work for money.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“At one time, I worked for a 401k retirement Plan company that handled retirement plans for Transamerica, Vanguard, and all others 401k and IRA corporations operating in America. I can tell you, first hand, that retirement plans are a scam designed to make investors money without spending a dime of their own money.”
James Thomas Kesterson Jr

Ivan Illich
“The bourgeoisie who could afford to eliminate 'social death' by avoiding retirement, created 'childhood' to keep their young under control.”
Ivan Illich

“WE LIVE OUR ENTIRE LIVES TO EARN POSITIVITY WHICH HELPS US WALK THE LAST BRIDGE.

The money you earn will ward off or delay the ill effects of your doings. The reality starts when you stop earning. Your entire being becomes yourself once again. We live our entire lives to earn positivity which helps us walk the last bridge.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“The money you earn will ward off or delay the ill effects of your doings. The reality starts when you stop earning. Your entire being becomes yourself once again. We live our entire lives to earn positivity which helps us walk the last bridge.

WE LIVE OUR ENTIRE LIVES TO EARN POSITIVITY WHICH HELPS US WALK THE LAST BRIDGE.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“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

“How many times have I told them that I’m enjoying life and finally taking my time? While in reality, it’s actually time that’s taking me, bit by bit, like the cruel tide gnawing at the cliffside. Retirement, my ass! More like a retreat from life!”
Zidrou & Aimée de Jongh, L´onsolescence programmée de nos sentiments

Eldon Henson
“Taking the initiative to enjoy what comes, to share it with others, and to make a difference in whatever you do will be the ultimate yardstick for determining the success of your retirement.”
Eldon Henson, Retirement is Underrated!: Practical step-by-step guide for making retirement the best time of your life

“This book will not deal with the financial side of retirement planning instead it's totally focused on ideas to help you create your new adventure of retirement. You will be creating your own calendar. How you choose to fill your calendar is up to you!”
Bob Boylan, Retirement:Your New Adventure!: It's your choice to decide if your windshield will be bigger than your rearview mirror

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