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" Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. "
" I went to high school, which was a good thing because I hadn't interacted with many people my age, and I didn't really have friends. I had a million acquaintances and no friends. "
" 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. "
" Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. "
" I think of dying every day... At a certain age, you should be prepared to go at any time. "
" I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in 'Swan Lake' was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now. "
" Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. "
" 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. "
" Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. "
" The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. "
" After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money. "
Helen Gurley Brown
" The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. "
" There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. "
" Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. "
Pope John XXIII
" Ryan is an amazing person. When I was his age, I wasn't thinking about giving someone a kidney. How do you ever repay someone for something like that? You can't. It's not like borrowing $20 from someone and telling them you're going to give it back. It's something that you can never repay someone for. "
" Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. "
" Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. "
" It was a melting pot in Las Vegas. You got every age level, every ethnic background, every social aura - it was an absolute Americana audience... people who were there to celebrate occasions; people who were there to gamble; people who were there because they were awed by the whole Vegas operation. Tourists. "
" The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. "
" I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. "
" When at a young age you learn to face your fears, that makes the difference between people being champions and people not being champions. "
" We women, we're always being invited to change our hairstyle, change our clothes, change our wardrobes. It's also important for us to remember as we age to keep changing the way we think of the world. I'm not saying to be flaky at all; but rather than being rigid about something, stay open and available. "
" 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. "
" I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me. "
" Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. "
Donald G. Mitchell
" The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. "
H. L. Mencken
" Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable - but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age. "
" It's tough to be a mother. At any age. It's tough. It's a lot of work. "
" I think it's nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange. "
" Everybody is playing games. There are games now for pretty much every age, every demographic. "
" As a traveler, I should probably count myself fortunate to be living in the jet age, and as an author, I know I am lucky to have a book tour at all. "