I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
At 50, a man can be an ass without being an optimist but not an optimist without being an ass
At 50 you now have realized
?Getting old isn't fair?
And that it's hard to make a comeback
?When you haven't gone anywhere
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.
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.
Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
As it's your 50th birthday
The very best of cheers to you
Truthfully, I'm just being selfish
Coz now I am so cheerful, too
Happy, Cheerful Birthday
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
Drink, eat, jump and dance as much as you can stand tonight, but not too much, because you are fifty now.
At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.
You should not consider a man's age but his acts.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
Now is the age of anxiety.
At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can't eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum!
Happy birthday! Hope your 50s will be as awesome as your 40s.
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
I celebrated [my 50th birthday] by throwing a big bowl on the pottery wheel, then going for a water ski at the lake on our property in the Catskills, and that night, skinny-dipping under the stars. Just being free and joyful. And that's how I [felt] about turning 50.
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