When you become senile, you won't know it.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
When you get older you have to be careful about always saying, "Things aren't as good as they used to be." But it's hard not to.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
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.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The older I get, the better I used to be.
You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine
We grizzle every day. I see no need of it. Whilst we converse with what is above us, we do not grow old, but grow young.
I want to die young at a ripe old age.
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, 'At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.'
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
The evening of life brings with it its lamps.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.
Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after.
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