Favorite Quotations ~  Age, 8 Keith Haring Art

"To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Old age is rather like another country. You will enjoy it more if you have prepared yourself before you go. ~ B.F. Skinner, Enjoy Old Age: A Practical Guide

Fifty is the new 34. ~ Tom Hanks, Late Show, 5/1/06

The first of America’s 79 million baby boomers turned 60 this month. Time flies when you’re growing old. ~ Craig Wilson, USA Today, 1/25/06

Did you know that according to legend, the guy who became Buddha decided to seek enlightenment the day he got a touch of gray? "Gray hairs," the would-be Buddha said, "are like angels sent by the god of death." ~ Anderson Cooper, CNN, 9/27/05

A woman is always younger than a man at equal years. ~ E. Barrett Browning

Don't complain about growing old. Many, many people do not have that privilege. ~ Earl Warren

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

For aging is an art. The years between its first intimations and the time of the ultimate letting go of all earthly things can—if the readiness and resolve are there—be the real harvest of our lives. ~ Sherwin B. Nuland, Art of Aging

Yes, aging can be tough and rough… But it is possible to approach the ultimate without staggering and even with a kind of glow, like a radiant sunset. ~ Norman Corwin, 80

I was grown up at ten, and first began to grow young at forty. ~ Madge Kendal

What do years have to do with age? ~ Leo Buscaglia, Living, Loving & Learning

I want to be older. I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when I was 20. I’m stronger, I’m smarter in every way, I’m so much less crazy than I was then. ~ Jamie Lee Curtis, AARP, May/June '08

There are three ages: youth, adult, and “Hey, you’re looking good.” ~ Leroy Walker

Once you hit 40, you start reexamining the math of it all. I'll trade wisdom for youth any day. ~ Brad Pitt, LA Times, 12/26/08

As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. ~ Robert Quillen

Reaching 50, I've started to conjure up thoughts of my own mortality. ~ John Elway

We all have a limited amount and that it's a privilege to grow old. That's something that I think a lot of people have forgotten in this very fast-paced world where youth is overly celebrate. ~ Laura Linney

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