Quotes about ageing, part 1

In a bid to cheer myself up what with Covid and quarantine I’ve found some revealing quotes about ageing which I wanted to share. They come in three parts. I’ve highlighted my very favourite ones.

1. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again”. ― C.S Lewis

2. “I think we are all well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.” ― Joan Didion

3. “We are always the same age inside.” ― Gertrude Stein

4. “I am convinced that most people do not grow up. We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” ― Maya Angelou

5. “There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.” ― Milan Kundera

6. “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost

7. “Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

8. “She is one of those ladies who is more beautiful at sixty than she could possibly have been at twenty. (how I hope someone says that about me someday)!” ― Mary Ann Shaffer

9. “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” ― Robert Browning

10. “I wear my wrinkles like battle scars, having earned every last one slaying life’s dragons. They boast of my victories and some defeats while their beauty is a wealth of wisdom gained.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

11. “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

12. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” ― George Bernard Shaw

13. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” ― Maggie Kuhn

14. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” ― Ingrid Bergman

15. “I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” ― Albert Einstein

16. “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.” ― Sophia Loren

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Dad, husband, brother and son. Interested in travel, politics, sport, health and much more. Semi-retired and aiming to making the most of life as I approach my sixth decade.

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