How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
The greatest potential for growth and self-realisation exists in the second half of life.
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
The silver-leaved birch retains in its old age a soft bark; there are some such men.
Old age doth in sharp pains abound; We are belabored by the gout, Our blindness is a dark profound, Our deafness each one laughs about. Then reason's light with falling ray Doth but a trembling flicker cast. Honor to age, ye children pay! Alas! my fifty years are past!
Age ain't got nothing to do with how old you are.
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
Painting is almost like a religious experience, which should go on and on. Age just gives you the freedom to do some things you've never done before. Great work can come at any stage of your life.
As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life - joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss - from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze.
Inside, we are ageless and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless center.
Great stories teach you something. That's one reason I haven't slipped into some sort of retirement: I always feel like I'm learning something new.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
Old age is a shipwreck.
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.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
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