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" The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you. "
" The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It's worth being bashed against. It's worth getting scarred by. It's worth pouring yourself over every one of its coals. "
" A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle. "
" It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. "
" Beauty and the Beast seemed like it all was really brown. The whole thing was just so brown and orange and yellow, like Burger King or something. I don't think I would have liked Beauty and the Beast at any age. "
" Love makes those young whom age doth chill, and whom he finds young keeps young still. "
" Art in the age of the digital image is completely different from experiencing art in physical form. "
" 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. "
" I've been very lucky and I have a happy old age with good family and friends still around. "
" At the age of nine, I could cross the length of Glasgow on a succession of buses, wearing regulation garter-topped stockings and compulsory cap and - if I'd done well enough to earn the honour in last week's test - with a First World War medal on a striped ribbon pinned to my brown blazer. I must have looked like a chocolate soldier. "
" Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age. "
" One of the things you learn in football is that you're only as good as your last outing. I don't like to reflect on what we've done in the past. I'm not a very good storyteller, for one thing. I'd disappoint you. When it's time, I'll talk about the good old days. But it's a sign of old age, reveling in the past. "
" The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. "
H. L. Mencken
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was. "
" Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. "
" The design process usually starts as a fantasy, with ideas that I dream of and visualize. These ideas become a reality by bringing various ingredients together, from the lifestyle of my bride, her age and sex appeal, to the textures of the finest fabrics and embroideries that we produce in my family factories in India. "
" The way it works in our family is, it's the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it's like to be in the business. "
" Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all. "
" From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. "
" In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth. "
" I was interested in science or, at least, nature from an early age, learning the names of planets, cutting cartoons with facts about animals out of the newspaper and gluing them into a scrapbook, and, with a friend when I was five or six, trying to design a submarine. "
" Middle Age - later than you think and sooner than you expect. "
" Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another. "
" It is true that going out on to the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded church that goes out on to the streets and a sick, withdrawn church, I would definitely choose the first one. "
" It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years. "
" I remember, as a boy of 17 years of age, this was a fascinating thing for me: how we human beings breathe out carbon dioxide into the air, the leaves of plants pick this carbon dioxide up, and the plant gives off oxygen, which we can breathe in and keep our life going. "