Quotes about ageing, part 2

Continuing my inspiring quotes about ageing, here’s another eclectic mix of wisdom purveyors. I’ve emboldened my favourite quotes.

17. “Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” -― Betty Friedan

18. “Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.” ― Meryl Streep

19. “…inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.” ― Terry Pratchett

20. “I think people would live a bit longer if they didn’t know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.”
― Karl Pilkington

21. “One loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one’s dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands, and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps.” ― W.B. Yeats,

22. “If I could get back my youth, I’d do anything in the world except get up early, take exercise or be respectable.” ― Oscar Wilde

23. “… forty’s nothing, at fifty you’re in your prime, sixty’s the new forty, and so on.” ― Julian Barne

24. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” ― Aldous Huxley

25. “When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.” ― Victor Hugo

26. “Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kind, sunshiny old age.” ― Lydia Maria Child 

27. “I had to wait 110 years to become famous.  I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible.” ― Jeanne Louise Calment 

28. “Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar.” ― John Glenn

29. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” ― Satchel Paige

30. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” ― Coco Chanel

31. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

32. When you’re 16, you think 28 is so old! And when you get to 28 and it’s fabulous you think what about 42? Ugh! And then 42 is great. As you reach each age, you gain the understanding you need to deal with it and enjoy it.” — Helen Mirren

33. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been” ― Mark Twain

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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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