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.
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.
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.
I want to die young at a ripe old age.
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
Education is the best provision for old age.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
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