Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
All diseases run into one, old age.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Age considers youth ventures.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Old age is no place for sissies.
I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
It takes a long time to become young.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone but, years after, we know it was much later.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.
As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Old age is a shipwreck.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
If you haven’t turned rebel by twenty you’ve got no heart if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty you’ve got no brains!
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
I don’t want to fight aging I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I’m not interested.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
I’m not afraid of aging.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.
In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
Those who love deeply never grow old they may die of old age, but they die young.
I get all fired up about aging in America.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.
There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
The whole business of marshaling one’s energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice it whitens only the hair.
As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Education is the best provision for old age.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.
I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
The kids are old enough now – I just want to let them be kids. I don’t want to comment on them too much. They’re at an age where I just want to let them be kids.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age.
I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
A woman has the age she deserves.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.
I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
How young can you die of old age?
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
If youth knew if age could.
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That’s what I do. I’m like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.
Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.
Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
Youth has no age.
Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
In youth we learn in age we understand.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.
Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
Have regular hours for work and play make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past.
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.
Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.
I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.
Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You’re young enough to get away with things, but you’re old enough, too.
We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Age shouldn’t affect you. It’s just like the size of your shoes – they don’t determine how you live your life! You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.
Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.
Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn’t know anything.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
We are always the same age inside.
I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
Swing voters are more appropriately known as the ‘idiot voters’ because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you’re either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster.
If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.
I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.
The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.
As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.
Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13.
Love has no age, no limit and no death.
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.
I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age – which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
And I’m afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.
In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation’s seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.
No lie ever reaches old age.
I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait.
This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.
Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.
The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.
The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
A woman tells her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back.’ The doctor says, ‘It’s old age.’ The woman says, ‘I want a second opinion.’ The doctor says: ‘Okay – you’re ugly as well.’
I’m 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I’d also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people – I don’t want to judge it or anything – but it’s not for me. It would destroy my creativity.
I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.
You should not consider a man’s age but his acts.
At my age flowers scare me.
I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age.
It is not well to make great changes in old age.
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.
I’m at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn’t competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I’ve gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
Old age is the verdict of life.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
I don’t care about age very much.
Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.
It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
Not even old age knows how to love death.
It’s really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn’t even more fraud. After all, with no God, there’s no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.
I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14… I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.
I’m at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.
Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you’re the one in the green dress.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.
People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
God employs several translators some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.
My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.
From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I’ve liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
I’m well past the age where I’m acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you’re not going to get played on radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.
Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?
Women lie about their age men lie about their income.
A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.
The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Well, I’m in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.
‘Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age’ was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant’s thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age.
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
English people don’t have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.
You know what makes me feel old? When I see girls who are 20-something, or the new crop of actresses, and think, Aren’t we kind of the same age?
I think love can happen at any age… it has no age.
Elizabeth Peyton, the artist known for tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant youth, is now painting tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant middle age.
I’m inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age.
By Time and Age full many things are taught.
I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.
My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I’ve begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I’ve had it good and am crumbling nicely.
We’re saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who’ve already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.
It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can’t deal with a woman of their own age.
This is the first convention of the space age – where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
I think I don’t regret a single ‘excess’ of my responsive youth – I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.
I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Live your life and forget your age.
I can’t look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can’t. I’d rather age.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age.
Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it’s going to be even tougher.
Now is the age of anxiety.
I think it’s pretty crazy to say you’ve been typecast at the age of 20 before you’ve even really started getting going.
At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.
Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you’re younger but now I just think ‘well everybody’s absolutely mad and I’m doing quite well’.
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you’re in your 60s and you’re with the kid every day, you’re dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.
With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself.
I’m not skinny for the wrong reasons. It’s not because I’m bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.
It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it, with very old people.
I’m not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I’m trying.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
You’d think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we’ve made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.
Here comes 40. I’m feeling my age and I’ve ordered the Ferrari. I’m going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.
At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.
I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.
Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don’t notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.
Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
I never – you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped.
I wish I’d gotten sober at a younger age.
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ‘Why not?’ and the other, ‘Why bother?’
Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.
Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.
My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do.
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there’s a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys.
In my old age, I’ll be in L.A.
I shall not grow conservative with age.
I first learned that there were black people living in some place called other than the United States in the western hemisphere when I was a very little boy, and my father told me that when he was a boy about my age, he wanted to be an Episcopal priest, because he so admired his priest, a black man from someplace called Haiti.
Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.
I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don’t think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
I think, if you put a camera in anyone’s life and document it daily from the age of 21 to 27, there are going to be things that aren’t always pretty.
Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you?
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.
People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
I was getting hot flashes and sweats on a regular basis. That’s not normal, even for my age.
I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.
Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.
The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.
It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.
I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.
Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.
In an age of incompetence, I’ve been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That’s my job.
In this age of media and Internet access, we are much more talkative than ever before.
Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It’s the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.
Every time I see something terrible, it’s like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren’t consumed by technology and television.
We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
To be told that one can be dependent on one’s parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.
Does age matter? Time doesn’t matter.
I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules.
We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.
Age is the first limitation on roles that I’ve ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.
I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this it just doesn’t feel right at my age.
This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
I feel we live in the kind of culture now where you have to be very smart to navigate the right way, and I just don’t have those smarts. I think with age and time it will change, but I can’t obsess about it.
The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline… because you need to be alone to find out anything.
I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I’ve just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone’s 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.
We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn’t so extraordinary, I don’t know why people go on about it so much.
A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid, it doesn’t always deal with our deeper issues. These are the things I’m interested in now, particularly at my age.
Life expectancy in many parts of Africa can be something around the age of thirty five to thirty eight. I mean you’re very fortunate if you live to that age. In fact when I went to Uganda for the first time one of the things that occurred to me was that I saw very few elderly people.
Light and funny has a more compelling quality when you’re younger. But I haven’t abandoned the genre: I love falling down I love Lucille Ball. It’s just that a lot of those stories revolve around problems that I can’t convincingly portray at this age.
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
I’ve gotten crankier in my old age.
I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.
Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.
I’m not busy… a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn’t think my schedule looked so busy.
High expectations weren’t nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then – children weren’t fawned over from an early age as ‘gifted’ and groomed for a prizewinning future self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
What I think is amazing is not that 85% of people who get married under the age of 25 get divorced, it’s that 15% of them stay together. How did they manage to pull that off? You almost can’t wait too long. It’s the single simplest measure to predict divorce.
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.
I’m glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn’t spend the money today.
I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
Even from a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to miss out on anything life had to offer just because it might be considered dangerous.
We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.
I was a mixture of being incredibly old for my age and incredibly backwards. I was born quite old, but then I stopped growing. I lived with my mum and dad till I was 30.
The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.
What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism.
I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.
Craziest thing I’ve done for love is getting married. I think it’s crazy. I think it’s crazy, crazy, crazy. I’m never going to say I wouldn’t do it again but I have to make sure it’s love and not settling for the ‘I have to do this by a certain age,’ which is kind of what I did.
You never choose the way that you’re raised, it’s just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you’re in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you’ve been formed by your surroundings.
We tried not to age, but time had its rage.
I want to age with some dignity.
This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30 if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.
Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.
I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited.
I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.
Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage.
There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother’s age.
Although it is generally known, I think it’s about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.
I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.
No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.
What goes on in Europe concerns us greatly because, if Europe comes apart, the E.U. comes apart, then you’re going to have enormous impact on America, that’s a very big trading partner of ours, and people own securities around the world in this day and age.
Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.
People dance at any age.
I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.
My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.
But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I’m very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time.
I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing ‘chick’ music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It’s part of the cultural dynamic, I guess.
What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don’t think my mother had that opportunity to change.
I’ve never worried about age.
To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares?
If you’re extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows.
For a man who has compared himself to Theodore Roosevelt and the nation’s challenges to those of the Gilded Age, Obama put forward a tepid agenda.
I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
Here’s my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they’re fair with you.
Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development.
Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.
Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.
Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can’t construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.
I came of age believing that, no matter what happened, I would always be able to support myself.
‘Dallas’ hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.
I’ve never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today. I’d get married in a minute if I weren’t still married to somebody else.
At my age you don’t go into fatherhood lightly.
I didn’t know a time when there wasn’t a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.
My best friend just had a baby, and she’s my age. So I’m a godmom now, which is crazy.
I think I’m a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It’s not about being shameful, I’m just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.
At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.
TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary with independent films, you just can’t.
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more – even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there’s a gender gap.
I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.
I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
We have become a society that can’t self-correct, that can’t address its obvious problems, that can’t pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can’t wake up from.
The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.
Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly.
I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people’s truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.
I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.
America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don’t care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn’t be driving a car if you’re over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.
I think I’m past the age of getting lost.
I conceived in art college at the age of 20, near the end of term.
I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’
It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don’t come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.
With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.
I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.
You have to be desirable. And that’s why so many woman of my age or even younger are pushed to Botox and plastic surgery, all the things that people say, ‘Why do women do this?’ Where do you go in your 50s in your career?
It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?
I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.
At my age, no one is married, no one has kids, no one has a career.
One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
There’s also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. There was apocalypse in the air the punk rock movement made sense.
If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what’s important.
Situational unawareness in the private marketplace or on the battlefield will cost you your livelihood or your life. In the Age of Obama, however, such willful ignorance is a job prerequisite. The less you know the better.
We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster.
We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it’s not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, ‘Yeah, I know what you mean,’ and stare at their mobiles.
I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond. Buy me a drink.’ That’s the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.’
There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.
It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.
I’ve an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women – my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.
Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.
I love my kids, and the moments I have with them, and it’s kind of weird, it’s such an age old cliche, but the way that my sons, the way they make me feel when I look at them, the way they say things, no one else would probably react to them, but it’s a special thing for me.
There’s a very small group of elite actresses who are my age, who people want to work with. It’s not easy to get a good job with good actors.
A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don’t have the patience to learn.
It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.
We tried not to age, but time had its rage.
Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn’t like what a woman her age is offered. That’s a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn’t work the other way around.
Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.
My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.
Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age.
At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.
Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age.
There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation.
With the song ‘This Christmas’ I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they’ll be like ‘OK, he did his thing with that record.’ It’s like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic.
In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one’s beloved.
Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were.
Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.
So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling.
All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
No, but way before that, I’ve been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual.
There probably aren’t a lot of actors my age who tap dance.
I started auditioning when I was about 10 and I didn’t get my first job until I was 12, and two years at that age is really hard.
I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.
The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.
One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.
I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.
The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
Just as we reject racism, sexism, ageism, and heterosexism, we reject speciesism. The species of a sentient being is no more reason to deny the protection of this basic right than race, sex, age, or sexual orientation is a reason to deny membership in the human moral community to other humans.
I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on, creeping on.
I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.
American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.
You get to a certain age and you can’t judge yourself on your dad or your parents.
I’d like to look like Madonna when I’m her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I’ve always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I’m always aware if I’m getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.
I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her.
I think women get caught up too much in having a plan – ‘I’m going to get married at this age I’m going to have a kid at this age’ – and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don’t want my life to be based on that.
I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.
When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing – it was far too much responsibility for someone my age.
Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam.
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.
Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it’s more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.
The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too.
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.
It’s the golden age of French cinema again but it’s because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.
I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.
My view is pensioners don’t have the one option that people of working age have. They can’t really increase their income, because they are no longer able to work.
Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you’re of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not.
I think you can’t really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it’s New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can’t escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.
At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.
What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can’t leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.
I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it so was my brother.
I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.
When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It’s like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.
We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.
I’m 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don’t feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don’t know that I’m necessarily an addict.
I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.
Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I’m actually overweight.
This is what I asked for, and in this day and age that’s what actually goes on. But what hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don’t get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life.
At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait.
I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.
I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I’m naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.
Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Age for me is just a number.
You hit a certain age and – especially because of TV – the young cooks coming up say, ‘You’re a sellout, because you’re doing something other than what you should be doing.’ ‘Top Chef’ is a double-edged sword for me: There’s a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I’m not in them anymore, all I do is TV.
Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
I didn’t have any success in show business until I was 30 to 31 years of age.
I hate the idea that you shouldn’t wear something just because you’re a certain age.
I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.
As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it’s not normal, but I just don’t care. I live once.
I’ve lost touch with a lot of that boutique-type music just because of my age, and raising my son and the multiple jobs I have at this point.
There’s no way to approach anything in an objective way. We’re completely subjective our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose.
When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn’t just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn’t working – certainly not on anything I liked, anyway – and I started to do other things.
I grew up on the golden age of children’s TV.
I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
Pretend to be dumb, that’s the only way to reach old age.
The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.
The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.
We are in an electronic technology age now and it’s about time we put away the old stuff.
At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!
At my age, I don’t think anyone is untouched by cancer.
We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate – and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish.
My habit would have been to veer towards the dark – to prove I was something edgy, or maybe to prove that I was cognisant of the dark side. Now, with age and confidence, I can say, yeah, that’s true, but I am cognisant of the fact that people can do things well. And can be more loving than you expect.
It is not possible to live in this age if you don’t have a sense of many contradictory forces.
I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
You need some insecurity if you’re an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven’t yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.
It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.
We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude.
We can no longer waste time and money. Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.
The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year.
I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas.
I definitely don’t look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.
The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I’m 19?
There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we’re lifetime baby-making machines. Women’s reproductive abilities start to wane when they’re as young as 35. Men? We’re good to go pretty much till we’re dead.
Older fatherhood isn’t all bad: testosterone rates drop about 1% per year as men age, making them less reactive and more patient, and a professionally established middle-aged man is likely to have more time and money to devote to his kids than a twenty-something who’s just getting started.
Credit or debit cards, for starters, are nothing short of shoppers’ Novocain. Even in the age of digital purchases and virtual money, we still attach a special value to dirty paper with pictures of presidents on it. Handing some of that to a cashier simply hurts more than handing over a little sliver of plastic.
When it comes to raising civilized kids there are no hard rules, but there are two things on which most parents agree: Boys are generally wilder than girls, and adolescents are wilder than kids of any other age. If you’ve got an adolescent boy, you’re in the sweet spot for trouble.
It seems to me there is a change in what audiences want to see. I can only hope that’s correct, because there’s an awful lot of people of my age around now and we outnumber the others.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you’re on ‘The Golden Girls.’ They age you so fast.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
I can’t get my knickers in a twist about my age and ageing in an industry that caters to the ids of 14-year-olds.
I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices – they were about my age, but they were doing it.
By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.
It begins and ends with money. It’s absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It’s obscene.
I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing.
Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.
I began to speak well at a very advanced age – 15, 16, 17 years old. It was psychological: the trauma of war, my family and growing up on my own. I was more or less a street kid.
We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.
I don’t want to look at other people my age in leather. Why would I put it on?
I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.
At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.
Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty – but only vaguely.
I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it. You see it happen, there’s always the town gossip – ‘Oh did you hear about so and so, or did you hear what went on in this household?’ So I learned at a very young age just to keep my mouth shut.
If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I’m a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.
The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way.
When you’re my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I’d just like to get a few more novels under my belt.
Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.
I don’t know whether it’s age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price.
Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life – so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.
Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.
Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
In the digital age of ‘overnight’ success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.
The greatest writers of this age… are aware of the mystery of our existence.
The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.
My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.
My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.
At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.
I don’t know why people are so obsessed with age anyway. I mean, 90 is the new 70 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 40 so the whole act-your-age thing? Only up to a point.
I don’t look my age, I don’t feel my age and I don’t act my age. To me age is just a number.
I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.
Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.
We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.
Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.
It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.
Working on the ‘Ice Age’ movies, I’m really proud to be in them.
No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
We’re taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you’re never perfect and that you’re never good enough.
The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view.
Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked.
Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.
I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That’s a beautiful gift from God. If people don’t want to see that anymore then I won’t be in anymore movies.
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.
People pay to see movies with women looking beautiful, but I think there will be a place for me to play women looking my own age.
There’s a small club of women who are willing to age.
I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam.
I try to write lyrics so that they won’t age, which sort of leaves you with the big subjects like death and love and sex and violence.
In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it’s on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.
I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn’t a matter of them missing me. I was missing them.
Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things.
About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.
I feel more mature than most people my age.
Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
Maybe I’ll be a feminist in my old age.
I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It’s an emergency.
You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don’t know for sure.
I’d date someone younger or older age doesn’t matter to me. Or looks, really – it’s all about maturity.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.
Parenting is an impossible job at any age.
Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.
I’ve had two romances since moving to Las Vegas. One was with somebody 12 years older than me, and the other was the same age, and neither worked out. I know people still think of me as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, and he of course was much older than me, but that was a whole different lifestyle and a different kind of dating.
From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine.
IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I’m far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read ‘Tech Crunch,’ ‘Ad Age.’ I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones.
Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.
I appreciate and enjoy my age.
I’ve been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86, really. And that also means discovering the feminine. So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time, is now sort of opening itself up to me.
I think all writers of my age who are brought up on films probably by the age of 16 have seen many more films than they have read classics of literature. We can’t help but be influenced by film. Film has got some great tricks that it’s taught writers.
Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.
I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can’t be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it’s so dangerous for kids. So there’s a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids.
In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.
I want to sell to people my own age, because that’s the way I write songs.
You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock – that you’ve still got it.
I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person.
It’s only at this age that I can say the word ‘art’ without flinching.
Well, once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer and you’re past the age you ever thought you would do it, you might as well do it as long as you can. As long as I can still lift a microphone, then I’ll do it, you know.
I hope to have one more boxing match at the age of 55. Given that demographic at the age of 55 to 65, you’ve got to make a statement with your life. Otherwise, you are just existing.
I think it’s hard, the fact that there’s a certain age that we can’t have kids anymore.
While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn’t really know how to successfully get me going.
Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline.
I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
Up until age 40, most men are just not as mature as women. So, it makes sense that a lot of women date up in age a bit.
Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and – often times – our romantic decisions.
I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.
Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.
I nearly died of double bronchial pneumonia at the age of five.
The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don’t work as well, you can’t run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can’t lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn’t feel any different.
In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
But I think it’s a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That’s when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.
My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends’ grandparents.
In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.
Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.
Maybe back in the day you didn’t need to be the greatest looking to be on TV and you didn’t need to speak the best, but in this day and age, I think you need to be the package. You need to look the part for your sponsors, you need to be able to speak the part for the media and to big CEOs.
The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
They say eyes clear with age.
Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L’Oreal Paris iconic lipstick – it was instant glamour and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I don’t mind my age.
Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better. I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age – ‘why?’
For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.
It’s a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.
It’s not always possible to sit down and eat at home in this day and age of fast-paced living, but if you are going to eat out, do so as a family and support all the great local places in your areas. I’ll still eat at the same diner I did as a kid with my parents.
I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age.
I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34.
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized.
For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life.
A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience.
Writers obviously have to bear witness to the harsh face of the age.
Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.
Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
I started writing when I had three kids under the age of 4. I used to write every ten minutes I got to sit in front of a computer. Now, when I have more time, I function the same way: if it’s writing time, I write.
I’m never overawed by a situation and I think that’s because I’ve always looked several years older than I am. So because people were treating me like I was 40 when I was 29, I’ve always felt in control of a situation. People used to say, when you’re 32, you’ll look 32. I’m still waiting for that moment, where my age catches up with my appearance.
I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face.
I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I’m going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I’m not having any work done.
It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket.
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.
I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.
I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I’ve been doing that from a very young age.
Here’s a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen until age 18, at which time each such resident has to take a test.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
When it comes down to it, it’s about who you know, and who’s a fan. It’s about whether you’re the right age, whether you’re hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.
Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald’s commercial.
I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
I just yesterday returned from a trip where I photographed a woman with two children whom I photographed first when she was the age of the older of the two children.
You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other.
My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.
And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.
Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.
In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.
The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don’t even care about my career anymore.
Almost all of your life is lived by the seat of your pants, one unexpected event crashing into another, with no pattern or reason, and then you finally reach a point, around my age, where you spend more time than ever looking back. Why did this happen? Look where that led? You see the shape of things.
I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13.
There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don’t get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don’t get them.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.
Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.
Low levels of vitamin D in the population as a whole suggest that most people need to take a vitamin D supplement. This may be especially true for seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.
Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.
I think that everyone at any age should ask themselves, ‘where do I want to be today, where do I want to be tomorrow, and where do I want to be in a hundred years?’ We all have clear answers to those questions. We only have so much time. It’s a real shame if we don’t spend our lives trying to do that.
My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.
I’m a pretty big dork. It’s crazy. I’m one of those people who grew up with all kinds of musicals, but I was right at that age where ‘Rent’ was a big deal for me and for my friends.
My parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called ‘High Society,’ so we moved to New York for the run of that.
I was very sexual from a very young age.
It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.
And I’m not as young as I once was. At my age, I don’t have time to be bored.
I was drafted into the Army when I was 19 and came out at age 22. Most people that I knew didn’t think they’d come home alive. I didn’t think I would either, so I was happy when I did.
One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country.
To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad.
I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase.
I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.
These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.
There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.
I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the ‘permanent quarterback.’ I didn’t know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys.
Well, my son really loves wildlife. And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell him there probably won’t any by the time… he’s my age. That’s kinda hard to deal with.
To be perfectly honest, I think that as I’m growing older, I’m just growing more impatient. I’ll be very happy if at some point people say, ‘Michael’s grown wiser and softer in his old age.’ But we’ll have to wait and see what my next project is.
A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that.
Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23.
I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
Everyone takes pause at 40. It’s the age you have to assess everything in your life. It’s the fictitious marker that’s always coming up when you’re young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.
I started out modeling at a young age and surrounded myself with different brilliant minds. I have so many people to get educated from, and I’ve been a sponge.
People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says.
We tend to think of age only in time, but I don’t think it has much to do with time at all there’s a whole load of other things. I’ve met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.
It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It’s kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.
The second album was emotionally exhausting and my life felt like it had become very serious at a very young age.
I never felt totally, 100%, patriotically English… I’d seen a lot of the world by an early age – sort of spent a lot of time traveling around Lebanon and I’d seen Babylon, and Damascus, and all sorts of places in the Middle East by the time I was ten. Then we’d return to Ruslip in West London… Done a fair bit of traveling really.
The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.
You just never know when you’re living in a golden age.
We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.
I’ve spent as much as 30 grand on a watch but it’s not about flaunting my wealth. I don’t have many extravagances but watches are my biggest one. I must have 30 of them now. I’ve been collecting since the age of nine, when I won a black TAG in a karting event.
We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.
I feel like women are asked their age more than men.
Even in this day and age, if you’re not married, there are people who are like, ‘Awww! Don’t worry, it’ll happen for you someday.’
For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing – especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.
Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that.
I vividly remember being 14. That was the age when I started to get happy: I started being a writer and stopped being a loser.
The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.
I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don’t have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be.
The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
The 19th century was the age of Individualism the 20th and 21st are the ages of Socialism.
We live in an age of mediocrity.
I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.
I always looked really young for my age. And once I hit 23, 24 and 25, I was then allowed to play the cool 18-year-olds and stuff.
I want to be age appropriate. I don’t want to be that girl you see walking away and she looks 25 and then she turns around and she looks 90.
When I was at school, I was in choirs more than anything else, from a very young age, about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.
I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I’ve just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don’t know what put that bug in me at a young age.
All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’
At the age of 11 I was about 6 ft. tall and my voice had completely broken. That caused problems. I was this gangly, spotty, very unattractive kid. I wasn’t cool and I wasn’t a nerd. I didn’t even want to fit in with anyone.
I’ve always tried to do my very best, and I want to be the very best age, whatever age I am.
I never quite toed the line. I was a bit disruptive. All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’ And now, that’s what I do for a living.
One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work.
Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&B pretty well, and it’s all a part of what we consider to be ‘black music.’ There is a natural synergy between the three.
Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I’ve ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.
It’s getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen.
I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that’s the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.
It doesn’t matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
In my older age, I’ve learned to take things slower, because I used to be that total-fall-in-love-after-a-day guy.
You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.
I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don’t want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
I’d always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.
I do think I feel it but you don’t think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don’t think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It’s been a long fifty years.
The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
My first job was in retail at the age of 14, and I have worked in the industry ever since.
I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter’s age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
The age we live in is a busy age in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
If there is anything I would do differently in my life, it is that I would study business more. I’m trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she’s not afraid of it.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine – what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Alone we can do so little together we can do so much.